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On being motivated 

November 3, 2017 — 16 Comments

Today I attended one, or well, technically two lectures about motivation. I’m in a work experience program to find a job suitable for the leg injury I have. My work consultant keeps signing me up for different jobs and lectures and I’m experiencing so much compared to what I used to. My anxiety has also gotten a lot better because I make myself attend everything and socialize with people.

Today was two different lectures by two different lecturers, one being a somewhat elderly Swedish man called Mats Peterson. He’s experienced with nutrition and working with athletes and helping people better their life through food, sleep and exercise. He was a very engaging lecturer, bringing his personal experience to the table in a humorous way, using sarcasm to get us to understand and I thought it was really good. It left me feeling motivated for eating the right things, for doing gentle exercises just to stay mobile and to make sure I get enough sleep every night. He also talked about hormones, about serotonin, melatonin and the other hormones that affect you on a daily basis. If you ever get the chance to listen to his lectures (either in Norway or Sweden), I would definitely recommend it. He’s not a guy who shuns everything that isn’t good but he emphasizes just how well things can be.

The other lecture was by a guy named Kjetil Kristoffersen. He mostly spoke about his experiences and how no one is entitled to tell you that you cannot achieve what you want in life. He spoke about how life had went against him and how he was always scared to take a risk and never got rewarded. Then eventually he thought like “fuck it, i’ll just do it” and he eventually succeeded. It was really good motivation and it also encouraged you to not just settle for what you have but try to achieve more if it is possible.

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He reminded me a lot of Shia Labeouf when he spoke, really energetic and trying to get us all to be as engaged as he was. He didn’t use humor as much as the other guy, but it honestly wouldn’t be as good if he did, it needed a more serious tone.

I feel like I have a more positive mindset now, at least for a little while. But anything is better than nothing, right? Do you have anything you do to try to motivate yourself?

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It’s always so difficult to think of things to put on a list like this! I guess I’ll just do general facts and hope no one knows them already, hah.

  1. I was born on August 21st, 1991 as the middle child in my family.
  2. I was in a major accident in August in 1999, where I was injured for life. I almost lost my leg, had to learn to walk again and I’m full of scars and my left leg is somewhat disfigured but functional.
  3. I have had cats for as long as I can remember. My current cats are 10, 12 and 15 years old. The two youngest are half brothers (They have the same mother. I don’t know if they know, but they are stuck together like glue, never leaving each other’s side.)
  4. When I was six, our parents brought us to Disney World in Florida. I can’t remember much from it, but I remember the house we rented and tasting alligators in Gatorland. It’s weird how memory works.
  5. When I graduated from high school, I had one of the highest grades.. Then college came around, my teacher hated me and I got the lowest grades for pretty much anything I handed in.
  6. I used to binge drink alcohol all the time.. Never said no to a party. Then, some years ago I realized I hated how alcohol made me feel, so I stopped drinking all together.
  7. Autumn is my favorite season. I love that it gets darker, because that means people with decorate with lights outside. I love listening to the rain all the time, and I won’t have to feel bad about spending my time inside.. I also don’t have to keep my curtains shut to keep the sun out anymore.
  8. I’m somewhat addicted to collecting succulents. Sadly, a couple of them has perished but the ones I have left thrive more than ever. I suppose I need to invest in a few more soon.
  9. I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I still dont… I kind of want to work in a library, work with translating texts or work in an archive.. Not too keen on working with people so those are the best options.
  10. I really don’t like talking about myself. My anxiety always makes me feel like nothing I say is worth listening to so I tend to only listen in conversations, not really participating with anything new.

 

Is there anything people don’t know about you? 

 

Some new school supplies

August 17, 2016 — 8 Comments

So, University has finally started again for me, I’m on my second year of my Bachelor’s degree and I’m already starting to feel the pressure. I did however splurge a bit and bought myself some absolutely cute school supplies in an effort to calm my nerves. Apart from having to spend a massive amount on the text books, i did buy a pen set that was more expensive than one of them. How crazy is that? Textbooks are already way too expensive, luckily I’m receiving some financial aid from the school in addition to my paycheck so it gives me a bit more of a financial freedom.

Here’s the cutest little notebooks i bought, i love that the circles are all metallic and shiny, and the paper inside is so soft and wonderful to write on. I love new books, notebooks and the like. I might be weird but i feel like getting myself something cute to use kind of boosts my motivation when it comes to studying. It’s always nice to have a varied pen set too, then you can made your notes all colorful and coordinated.

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Have you bought yourself anything nice lately?