Motivational

Back To The Base

The world around us can be a bit overwhelming and hysterical sometimes. There are so many things happening around us and the pressure to become better everyday is noticeable all around us. Going back to the base is important from time to time. And with back to the base I mean taking a step back and cutting yourself from all the extern ‘neon lights’ surrounding us, that want our attention. Going back to your inner voice and skip the drama. That’s not always easy so I thought I’d share a few tips that might be helpful!

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Out For A Walk

That’s right, surround yourself with nature or walk a few blocks around town. I’ve been out in the woods a lot more lately and I have to say I always end up doing at least one of these two things: 1. Daydreaming, thinking about absolutely nothing that makes sense and enjoying it to the max. Or, 2: Overthinking literaly everything. Why did they say that to me? Where am I actually going with my life? Do I need to change things up? I give everything a spin and end up walking around slowly with a big frown on my face. It doesn’t sound like a peaceful hike but at least it was productive…

Educate Yourself

Do you know what it is? When you’re in a certain situation where you get asked to do or say things, about something you don’t know anything about? Right, it makes you restless and stressed out. To me, it’s the same with the brain. Once you’re in a period of time where everything just isn’t going right and you feel like you can’t handle it, educate yourself. Knowlegde is power, I’ve said it before but knowing why you handle the way you handle or think what you think can be a reassurance for your brain/mind. You get why you feel a certain way and it may help you placing it.

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Fictive And Irrational

There are such things like fictive fears or irrational thoughts that bring us absolutely nothing but still play in the back of our minds. Why they are there is a question to me as well. If you ask me I think it’s because the brain is just keeping itself bussy and partly it’s a combination of personality and paterns of thinking… Along with: Self-esteem, self-confidence and self-acceptence. I’m kind of guessing here. But the key is, you’ve got to make sure you notice it when you are irrational thinking or paying attention to fictive fears. That way you don’t give energy to things that won’t do us any favour. Quick tip: write the thought or fear down on a paper, once you look at it black ‘n white you are more likely to see it’s not worth your time.

Quality Time

Turn off the phone, put on your favorite music, spa night, Netflix, baking for hours in the kitchen. I don’t care what it is that you’re doing that makes your brain go stand-by. Nothing is useles, nothing is stupid. If running around outside in the pouring rain gives you joy you better do it. It’s important we do – what we would call – “useless” things. It’s actually stupid these things feel useless to us because they can not be missed in our lives. For example, I like going through all my lipsticks from time to time and picking up new cactuses for my room. Oh, so useless, but oh, so important.

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Believe

It’s okay to not have a plan. I always felt so stressed out by the fact that I would graduate so fast and that I didn’t have my life planned out. While others were talking about all the things they had in mind for the future and their careers. I was mostly just sitting there, sipping my water, nodding my head, trying to smile while thinking: “Oh my God, this is it. I’ll probably end up on the street.” But hey, if you’re living you learn right. So nowadays I don’t really listen to the stories of others and try to focus on my own life. Beside that, I think it’s way better to NOT have it all planned out. Of course, partly. But you’ve got to stay openminded. If you’re not coloring outside the lines and always stick to the plan you’re missing out on the real good stuff!

 

Okay so I think you’ve seen enough pictures of me posing at a lake. 😉 I hope this was useful, this article has taken me a long time to write for some reason so I hope you enjoy it! 

Love,

Sofie. 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    jeapiebel
    June 20, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Ik geniet altijd van mooie foto’s van je artikel. 🙂 Ik loop de laaste tijd minder, jammer idd maar komt meer door dat ik vrije tijd besteedt aan mijn blog. Gelukkig binnenkort vakantie. Mooi geschreven. Ik denk zelf leef gewoon en geniet van het moment. We doen ons best en het zal goed komen.

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      DownTownSofie
      June 20, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Dankjewel! Ik doe altijd flink mijn best voor de foto’s dus leuk om te horen dat je die altijd mooi vind! 🙂 Ik hoop dat je geniet van je vakantie en je blog af en toe een beetje los kan laten. Ik merk bij mezelf ook dat het enorm veel tijd vraagt, dus ik snap helemaal wat je bedoeld!

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    Maria | Looking Glass
    June 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Great article! I once heard a quote like ‘time well spent is never wasted’, it’s what I tell myself when I have nights with too much TV or when I just want to cuddle with my dog. We’ll go crazy otherwise, right?
    xx

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      DownTownSofie
      June 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Absolutely true! Love that quote! As long as you enjoy what you are doing it’s never a waste of time or useles! X

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    Jalisa
    June 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    You are always so inspiring, girlie, and I always enjoy reading your suggestions. I agree with all of these, some of which I currently do and others I want to try, like writing my fears down on paper. It definitely makes it more real and less imaginary and when you do see it written in front of you, you can analyze it better, realizing it’s either really ridiculous or that the chances of it happening are slim to none, which is often the case. I am a huge proponent to of embracing nature, it really does amazing things for our mind, as it stimulates all of our senses, forcing us to be present. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty. Again, I really enjoyed the post and I hope your’e having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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      DownTownSofie
      June 24, 2016 at 8:02 am

      You are always so kind! Trying to write down your fears on paper really works! You’ll see it once you try, I mostly end up laughing when I see it written down. 😉

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    Denise
    June 23, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Hello! I loved your post, it’s so good – it’s important to have some time for ourselves, without the mobile, for sure. Also, educating ourselves is very important – not to know “everything”, but to learn, to inform ourselves… though I know some people who “know everything”. I try to distance myself when I spot this behavior, cause it shows insecurity from their part, but nothing we say or do to “help” works – they know everything, as I said! I am following you now on bloglovin!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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      DownTownSofie
      June 24, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Thank you for your kind words! It’s good to read you found it helpful and try to find out what’s best for you! Trying to distance yourself from people who “know it all” is a good start if it works for you! 🙂 Thanks for following me on Bloglovin! x

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    Len Parent
    June 23, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Gorgeous girl! Love your look! Thanks for sharing!
    much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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    Shaira Angelique Manalo
    June 24, 2016 at 2:45 am

    Quality time and Believe are the two things I usually do! Spending some real quality time with the persons around you is probably the best feeling. Those times that weren’t able to reach the social media are the real for keeps! 🙂

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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      DownTownSofie
      June 24, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Absolutely agree with you! Have a wonderful weekend ahead! x

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