Life Hacks…

25 Apr

…you Can Learn from Game of ThronesJon Snow!!!
Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow is easily one of the most popular characters in said popular TV show. He’s smart, he can fight like a knight with twice the experience.

You learn to do the right thing, even when it’s hard.

The Wildlings are a sour bunch aren’t they? Who would love these hard ass fighters who seem ungrateful to everyone? Jon Snow would love them, that’s who: The Wildlings needed to be rescued. They were in deep trouble but they were enemy. They had no love for each other. Jon Snow saw it differently though. He knew these people were still people, no matter how much they were hated.

200_sThis led Jon Snow to explore his inner Wildling and discover that, yes, he cares about people – just like Samwell – when others don’t. Jon made a decision to help their enemy when they needed it. Everyone was against him and though he was absolutely out of his mind. He saved them anyway. It might have seemed like a bad decision at the end of season five, but it pays off down the road.

“The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.” (G.R.R. Martin)

The Bullet Journal

1 Apr

What a smart idea to do more with less.
The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above.
In this site bulletjournal.com you will find all information about that!!!
The Bullet Journal is an analog system created by Ryder Carroll, a Designer based in New York. In his words, the Bullet Journal is meant “to help you track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future.” It’s an amazing system that keeps a record of everything you could ever want to toss at it. It can be your task manager, sketchbook, journal, idea catcher, and much more!

The Bullet Journal is a organizational system in a notebook that keeps track of anything you would like to write down in an coherent way.download

With a Bullet Journal, each new page is a blank canvas. You are never limited to a pre-printed layout. Each day, month, and year can be completely different and of your own making. This massive versatility is what has propelled the Bullet Journal to planner fame.
(Boho Berry) 
Surfing the web to find more information about that, I found this clever You Tube Channel called studyign… Funny and useful…

Smart and Clear goal…

19 Mar

If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. Without goals you lack focus and direction. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life’s direction; it also provides you a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding. Goals should be SMART – specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic and time-based. smart-goal-photo2
Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve, and ends with a lot of hard work to actually do it. In between there are some very well defined steps that transcend the specifics of each goal. Knowing these steps will allow you to formulate goals that you can accomplish.

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organised their energies around a goal. Elbert Hubbard

But there are also important to have CLEAR goal: you will consider roles your colleagues and superiors play in accomplishing your goals, as well as other important goal-setting principles like the depth and scope of a goal, and whether it needs to be broken down into smaller, more achievable goals. Here’s the breakdown:

CLEAR stands for:

Collaborative (Goals should encourage employees to work together collaboratively and in teams)

Limited (Goals should be limited in both scope and duration)

Emotional (Goals should make an emotional connection to employees, tapping into their energy and passion)

Appreciable (Large goals should be broken down into smaller goals so they can be accomplished more quickly and easily for long-term gain)

Refinable (Set goals with a headstrong and steadfast objective, but as new situations or information arise, give yourself permission to refine and modify your goals)

 

Getting ready in the morning…

6 Feb

…a little bit faster and a lot less stressful…. How???
I’m normally a morning person and in those past years I adopted fe tricks to do more in less time.
First be prepared: cutting down on your morning routine means starting ahead.Having little things done before you even wake up is a great way to save time. It will also save you some anxiety when you need to be at work in five, but cannot seem to find those matching shoes. You can even go so far as to plan out your morning as well, such as listing out what you need to get done for work.
Second do some activity:  get up early (like 6:00 am), get ready for sport , get out of bed and hop around, prepare yourself for a beautiful new day. Usually I go to the swimming pool three day par week (45 min) and run in the other three (just few k..like 7 or 10).
Third take your time: even if you are on a tight schedule, always try to get aside a little time for yourself in the morning. A little peace and quiet over your coffee can be a calming and meditative experience that will set your mind in the right direction.
Fourth set a goal: what do you want to accomplish today?  Write it down on a sticky-note and attach it to the bathroom mirror or refrigerator for motivation if you need to. Once you reach it, you will feel confident and glad that you got something accomplished, or at least out of the way.
Fifth have an healthy breakfast: usually I’ve some fruits with soy yogurt, or a bowl with cereal and oat’s milk… try some green smoothie and avoid refined sugar and processed food. You need to get energizer and for that you body need the right fuel!

With a little organization and a lot of discipline, getting eight hours of shut-eye is possible. Create a peaceful environment free from distractions, and try to keep that cellphone out of reach. This is another part of the day that is all about you, so make it count.

Starting your day off right does not have to be difficult. In fact, it should be fun. It is like a new page in a book that is ready to be filled in with your wonderful experiences! You will find that once you find your own routine, you will feel more confident, more energized, and the day will run just a little bit smoother.

2016: New Year resolution

10 Jan

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day…

I was little bit late to post about that but I want to reassure you: I wrote down my resolution in time on my 2016 planner (look this photo).
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But I felt that I’ve missed something and that’s it: an article open my mind ” Earlier this week, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, posted a few new year’s resolutions on Facebook . His physical goal for 2016? To run one mile a day for 365 days. Props to Zuckerberg for bringing awareness to health and fitness, but he’s not the first one to come up with the idea
Yes, of course…I set a few realistic goals but I didn’t really insert an hard one…and we  decided (yes my and my soulmate) to set this goal: to do everyday ten push-up.pushups It’s realistic because we’re in shape, we’re healthy but it’s difficult because we live blended in a society that ask you constantly to do more and more and more, giving up what that really matter to you to do something else.
Now it’s the time to reclaim our time and do things that we love…and that we’re inspired to do.
I’d like to suggest you to spend few minutes looking and this pictureseverydayloveart
they’re lovely and obviously the name of the website it’s everyday love art.

Also I’d loke to share with you just few articles that captured my mind: the first one is about JDBanke an artist from Seattle how define it’s self with this words I use my intuition when I paint and create installations. I don’t believe in dressing simple ideas in frilly costumes to appease conventions. I enjoy what I do. Interesting !
The second one it’s about the Science of Taste that describe 12 fun facts you might not know (such as the fact that tastes can be genetically determined, or the fact that sweeter foods create stronger food memories).
And last but no least an article from The New York Times titled ‘Design Thinking’ for a Better You: Bernard Roth, a prominent Stanford engineering professor, says that design thinking can help everyone form the kind of lifelong habits that solve problems, achieve goals and help make our lives better. “Design thinking on the highest level is a way of reframing the way you look at the world and deal with issues, and the main thing is this idea of empathy,” Dr. Roth says. “If you have tried something and it hasn’t worked, then you’re working on the wrong problem.

Ok folks I think that’s all for today
See you soon!

Restart Yoga in 2016!

6 Jan

Few days before the new year I received an email that began like this:

Here’s the situation: you started doing yoga and you loved it. You’ve experienced all the benefits of a consistent practice. Maybe you felt less stressed and healthier. You slept better and your back didn’t hurt anymore. You did yoga regularly for months or maybe even years. You found the classes that you liked or you worked hard to establish a home practice. And then something changed.

Maybe your job got really crazy or you moved or your teacher moved or you went back to school or you had a baby. Maybe it wasn’t anything specific you can point a finger at, but for some reason or no reason, you stopped doing yoga. This happens to even the most committed yogis. But if you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you miss your practice. And the good news is, there’s absolutely no reason why you and yoga shouldn’t be reunited and every reason why you should. Here’s how to get back into yoga, step by step.

And that’s it…I started talking about my yogi’s class with my soulmate, expressing the desire to restart lessons and seminars and all the stuff..and this article game me another sign that I was doing the right decision no matter what!

I restarted my yoga’s class on 5 January and it was amazing..There’re new members and old friends and my teacher Valery open her arms and gave me a immense hug saying you’re always welcome yogi sunrise (my yogi name). An indelible memory..like I was breathing the magic air of yoga for the first time!

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When you listen to yourself, everything comes naturally. It comes from inside, like a kind of will to do something. Try to be sensitive. That is yoga.
Petri Räisänen

Natmaste!

 

Embarrassing bravery

22 Dec

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”

― Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals That Change Their Lives Forever