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New routines – think smart

In the 45 days I stayed at the temple I got a new routines like meditation, yoga, supplements, diet , walking a lot and low-stress lifestyle, which I really need to keep going.

It’s so easy to implement new habits and routines, while living in a protected world like the temple, where everything is based on having these healthy habits. Sticking to them outside in the real world is a challenge.

PracticallyΒ  it’s challenging since I’ve got a steady place to live yet here in Sydney. Therefore every day is filled with a massive amount of new impressions, new people and using a lot of the time on the process of getting settled. Keeping up the new routines will be a lot easier when I get a steady place, where I’ve my stuff around me and easy to access. Until then I just have to do the best I can.

The easiest thing to do is the supplements and the food (here in Bondi there are healthy food stores all over the place). The yoga has become the greatest challenge since I need space and peaceful surroundings, but now I’ve a mat so on dry days I can go to the roof of the hostel or the beach to practice. The meditation has been a challenge, but this morning I went for a walk in the rain and put on my theta wave music – that worked wonders – just like using it in the evening just before bed time.

When I get my “own” space (probably a shared flat or a room) – my morning routine takes about 1 hour beside breakfast and personal stuff. Yes I’ll have to get up early in general, but that is not a problem for me.Β  I need access to a good kitchen, refrigerator, live close to organic stores, hot water washer, not waste too much time on transportation and be able to get early to bed (quiet place). I really hope to live in walking distance to the school maybe 15-20 minutes so I’ve some walking Incorporated in my day. Why do it the hard way if you can do it the smart way ;).

I don’t know about you guys but it’s possible, but it takes effort and smart thinking. Getting as much as possible incorperated in the daily routine so it also frees time to the fun stuff πŸ™‚

I know I’ve to do this because the benefits make a huge difference in my life and I might actually get a life free of any symptoms from my dyspraxia. Again it’s about smart thinking and long term thinking in this case long term isn’t that long since I already experiences a huge difference from before I stayed at the temple. πŸ™‚

Later on I can add more like trigger point and starting studying in the evening beside work but first I’ve to make the foundation for my new life work. It’s like building a house. If the foundation is solid and good the house will last and will be easy to maintain πŸ™‚

 

Day 2-3 – in Hiroshima – What do you focus on?

I love Hiroshima and I’ll return since I’m leaving today and I haven’t seen half of what this area has to offer.

Before I went to Hiroshima I met several people telling me, that the 2 days I chose to stay in Hiroshima was more than enough, because Hiroshima is a sad place to be. Why? – because of the many reminders of bombing back in the second world war. Of course, I saw the peace park and the places under rebuilding, but I get inspired by it since people here are living their lives and rebuilding the city. Even the castle is being rebuild so I see a city that is raising itself from the dust with pride and what could be more inspiring? I haven’t met one Japanese talking about the bombing or treated anybody I’ve seen with disrespect, hate or like. This is something a lot of other nationalities could learn from. I haven’t met anybody taking on the victim role instead I see the mentality of a people standing together.

It’s all about how you choose to see life and things. Do you hang on to the past or do you focus on the present and future? Do you stand together in dark times or do you sit down and chose to become the victim? It’s all about choice. We might not be able to change the circumstances but we’ve the choice of how to react. Yes admitted sometimes it takes a little time and even a friendly kick to turn a situation around to a positive perspective but it can be done and it makes life so much easier.

Today I’m leaving for Tokyo and I’m so excited even though I could have used 3-4 days more here.

The food here is amazing and even with my challenges I’ve been eating well every day.

The hostel K’s house is recommendable for everything – it’s really a good place to stay.

If you’ve a Japan Rail pass you can ride for free in the loop sightseeing buses.

So see you again Hiroshima

Friends or not

A little while ago I read an article about friendships – how to recognise a good friend and how to recognise the friends that might not be a friend in the end. The article was very thought-provoking because since April 2011 I’ve really seen who my real friends are from the group of people I considered my social circle. It was amazing to see how people changed because suddenly I was the one who needed help and I didn’t have the energy to care for others in the same degree as before.

In all – Right now I’ve a very little but exclusive group of people I consider friends and they are the ones that I know care about me. The support I’ve got the last 4,5 years has been priceless even if it’s long distance (by phone or computer) since I live in Norway now.

I don’t blame any of the so called friends who I’ve lost because I was the one letting them use me. In all I’ve been really good at becoming friends with people who liked me because I was the one to fall back on when nothing else worked. I’ve had people I called friends who only contacted me when they needed to “throw up” and when all was good I didn’t hear from them. The last part was annoying but I did gain from the friendships because it made me feel important to a certain degree.

The few friends I’ve left now are real friends no matter what and distance. In some awkward way I love that this has happened even if I feel pretty lonely a lot of the time. The good thing is that I’m open to new people and the type of people I want to attract now are quiet different from before. The most important factor are positive people πŸ™‚

How do I keep smiling

I’m often asked how I can keep smiling and focusing on the good in life with my past. And triggered from Laura Holbrook ‘s video yesterday about “learn to love what is even when it sucks” I’ll share my thoughts.

The question that pops up in my head, when people ask me “how I can keep smiling” is “why it’s possible to smile and be happy in the moment, while feeling overwhelmed by all the crap going on in life?” – It’s a choice I take every day when I wake up and it’s my lifeline to focus on the good in life. And yes I know that the autumn 2014 and until somewhere on my Australia trip, I was so overwhelmed by life. I know I’m not over it yet but now at least I know what I want and what to do :-)

I just know that by being grateful and enjoy the good stuff and the small fun moments, the things that sucks becomes so less overwhelming. I choose to remember the fun stuff like when 3 of the backpackers I lived with became creative when I asked for a picture with them. The picture is hanging over my desk at home. Thank you Harry, Ben and Sam I loved that moment πŸ™‚

Most of the time I’ve to seek the moments of happiness. I’ve used time on finding the things that makes me happy. Like the surfing on Bondi – I just knew by instinct that I had to do it. And as icing on the cake it ended up being with @deanogladstone. He showed up to be an incredible decent and positive guy who took me out on the ocean, even though I’m “blind” without my glasses and with the challenges I’ve with the balance. It’s one of the rare times that I’ve met a person, who is so much more positive thinker than me and doing the clean living too. I still have so much to learn πŸ˜‰

While staying in Sydney I often took the first train to Bondi beach and just sat on the beach watched life and the ocean. The feeling I got on Bondi beach, I’ve never tried before, and I’ve been on a lot of beaches. I just felt so grounded and it felt like home. That’s a rare feeling for me. To keep me remember that feeling both out on the water and on the beach, I’ve pictures over my desk at work and at home πŸ™‚

I’ve a long list over what makes me happy and Bondi is #1 on my list. But right now I live on the other side of the world, so I just have to do what is possible in the moment – one day at a time πŸ™‚ – Watching Bondi Lifeguards Rescue one of them and I’ve followed their work in quite some years now.

Eating tasty food is another especially chocolate and ice cream πŸ˜€ – but living almost Paleo has been a challenge but solved πŸ™‚
Challenging myself or taking challenges from others that helps me get away from the “shy rather masculine nerd” I’m, is another I love doing πŸ˜€
Like when I walked up to an australian police car and asked them to take a photo with me. I was so nervous that I sounded like a beginner in english.

So you just have to find out what makes your day and create memories to live on and follow your dreams.

 

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