it’s Thursday, only one day to go! Can I hear a TGIAF? No, okay not in the mood for celebrating the almost end of the week. Before I start getting to excited I jump right onto the Thinking out Loud bandwagon Amanda is generously driving for all of us. If you want to learn more about the idea behind the link-up just click here
1. Hair Stories
Yesterday I was finally at the hairdresser’s. I am so sorry, no photo of my hair today as I couldn’t take a single photo where I didn’t look like a lunatic. But I can say that she cut the bangs a little too short for my liking but this problem will be a self-solver within the next 2 weeks. The cut is gorgeous though and I really like it!
Lately I have such a bad craving for asparagus. I had some every single day of this week. My favorite way to eat it is so easy yet divine. I marinade the asparagus like I did in this recipe and then I just roast it in a frying pan until warm. I eat asparagus by the pound at the moment.
3. Overtraining/ Undereating
At the moment I have a serious problem with finding the right amount of food I should eat for the amount of exercise I do. The thing is that I eat when I am hungry and don’t when I am not. With starting Crossfit 3 weeks ago I have started working out more and especially harder but I haven’t changed my eating at all. Or at least I didn’t eat more than before. Now I am concerned if that could be an issue in the sense of me undereating. I know that this had been a problem in the past and I really don’t want to take the bait again. I am simply not hungrier. Any thoughts/ tips/ insights about that? I am a bit puzzled as I do not really believe in eating without being hungry.
4. Changeable vs. Unchangeable Worlds
In the last few weeks I thought a lot about a concept one of my psychology professors back at university tought me. It’s borrowed from leadership principles but I guess it can be applied to any situation in daily life. The principle is easy-peasy. Whenever there is a condition in your life that upsets you for a longer time you have two choices: focusing on the positive (the better alternative of course) or if that’s not possible identify the negative. Let’s just use an example. Let’s say you don’t like your job anymore. First step would be to focus on all the parts you still like and try to enlarge them in your daily routine. So whilst enlarging the time you spend with things you actually like the things you don’t like shrink back automatically. So if that’s not possible as job-wise sometimes you just can’t do this you should try to identify what conditions really are troubling you. Now there are two different types of conditions:
1. Changeable worlds: means you have room for creating a better condition → DO THIS NOW!
2. Unchangeable worlds: there is no chance for you creating a better condition! → LEAVE THE SITUATION! It will only get worse.
To break it down, in life you always have a choice:
At the moment I try to break down every troubling thing in my life to decide whether I can change it or what I actually should leave. A bit nerve-wrecking but I promised myself to never stay stuck in an unchangeable world ever again. You should keep the promises you gave to yourself as much as you should keep the ones you gave to someone else!
5. What Sort Of Paradise Should You Run Away To?
Of course it wouldn’t be half the fun without a great quiz to do 😉
I got: Beach Paradise
You’re all about relaxation. The most important thing to you is being able to check out and not worry about a thing. Generally, you’re a serene and carefree person, and you’d be happiest chilling out on a beach. So what are you waiting for?
YES!!!! WHAT AM I WAITING FOR????
What Sort Of Paradise Should You Run Away To?
Wish you a very happy Thursday 🙂 And don’t forget to check out more witty randomness over there.