Posted on February 25, 2014
Nothing can be better to wake up in the mornings and feel totally rested and full of energy! Doesn’t happen that often. I always have to force myself out of bed, it’s like a battle Daina vs. evil and sleepy ego. Usually Daina wins, but what an effort I have to put in it!!!
Anyways, today feels like spring, I just got really exciting news about my future projects, a big cup of coffee and a company of my best friend makes with life worth living!
Hope you all are doing good! Don’t forget to live the life you love!
Posted on February 24, 2014
I’ve been doing some thinking these past few days. I’ve always thought that one day, the day will come and all my drams will come true. Yeah, I am still hoping for that to happen. However, it’s not going to happen if I am gonna sit at home and hope. I have to work for my dreams to come true! Give 110%. On the other hand, I’ve always been very focused on my goals: I did 2 years of gymnasium in 1 year (studied crazy much though) and even managed to go to New and Paris to play in music festivals; last year I was studying 100% at the music academy and working 75% at the same time; and now I am working almost full time as well as practicing, writing music and hoping to release it pretty soon.
Everything is possible, if you believe and work for it! I wish you all a great Monday!!
Posted on February 20, 2014
”One hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses!”
Man, it’s hard. I did wake up at 5 am in the morning, but it was a real snow storm outside :(. And my roommate who just got back from Spain was sleeping so cozy, that I felt that I ”have to” stay in my bed for at least an hour. Another excuse. Damn…
Well, but bad weather is bad weather. So, instead I made really good breakfast and start reading Joseph Murphy’s book ”Maximize your potential through the power of your subconscious mind to create wealth and success”. And I am already inspired!
It looks like as the weather is better now, so even if it’s 2 hours later that I planned and probably I will have to do my 5k at the gym, because it’s like snow everywhere, it’s better that nothing! And at the end I still got up early and still gonna run! So, I guess it’s not that bad.
I will try to drag my roommate with me and make this workout legen…(wait for it) DARY!! haha
Posted on February 19, 2014
”Take care of you body. It’s the only place you have to live in.”
My goal is to wake up at 5 am every morning and go for the 5 km run outside for the next 14 days. It sounds almost impossible since it’s still quite cold outside here in Sweden (especially at 5 am), dark as hell and well, 5 am is pretty early, at least for a person like me. But my goal with this challenge is to gain more self discipline and well, make my body a bit tighter (summer 2014 is on the corner, haha).
But to do this kind of challenge alone is not fun. Sooo, my dear reader, followers and stalkers! Stop reading now (yes, now), turn of your computer and go for a run or power walk! If you would like to join me for a run at 5 am, that would be even better!
Please, let me know by leaving a comment below if you are with me and we could make this challenge easier by helping each other!
Posted on February 18, 2014
There are so many books on ”how to get rich”, ”how to be happy”, how to live a life without worries”, ”how to find a perfect partner” etc. There are so many ”how to” books, that it makes me wonder why are there so many of them?
I am really grateful for people who want to share their success stories and make other people’s lives better. But just to read a book and hope for the best isn’t enough. So, why are there so many ”how to” books ? Because even if people read them and try to follow every step, they fail, because of some strange reason, go to a bookstore and buy a different one, hoping that this book will make their dreams come true. It’s really good to have hopes, I have lots of them. But you have to work towards them, even if you don’t feel like it sometimes.
A good book can guide you how to do it, but it won’t do the work for you. The ugly truth.
I have read many good books and have a few favorites. I always try to come back to them and honestly, sometimes it feels that I am reading them for the first time, even if I’ve read them like 10 times before. Short memory or am I one of these people that read a lot, but never learn? I would bet on the last one… Sad.
- The Secret. One of my absolute favorite books! It’s so easy to understand the message and follow its steps. Still inspires me every time I read this book.
- The Miracle Morning. The toughest thing with this book for me is that have to get up pretty early to be able to follow its steps. But it’s so worth it!
- Mega Living! It’s been a while since I read it, which I should totally do it. It’s full of great tips on how to think and make your life better.
So, here you have my 3 favorite books. The only thing that you have to do is to follow every step to succeed, which can be quite of a challenge. However, it’s always worth to try, isn’t it?
Posted on February 18, 2014
I was thinking a lot about self discipline lately. There are days when I am so unmotivated, tired and even though I want to make the best out of my day and work on my projects as usual, it doesn’t want to happen (I bet you all can agree on that). Sometimes it’s good to take a day off, do something fun or just relax at home and the come back with new energy and ideas. But I (probably you too) can’t afford doing it every day. Time means more than money now days. At least for me. So, what kind of options do we have? If we can’t sit on the couch and wait for the energy and inspiration to come back?
I realized that ”oh, I don’t feel like working today, because of….” (you come up with a brilliant excuse) is not gonna help you achieve anything nor feel good about it. It makes your lazy-ego-self jump out of happiness – ”if you can be lazy today, why not to be lazy tomorrow as well?” It’s a bad habit. And I am going to get rid of it.
I’ve always been strict to myself about getting my practice hours done. I have decided how many hours a day I am going to spend on music writing and it works pretty much all the time. But this thing with getting up early makes me go nuts! Every morning, when my alarm clock rings, I make at least 10 excuses why I have to stay in bed and sleep more. Like: oh no, it’s snowing outside, so i can’t get up (even though I am gonna stay and work at home), oh no, I feel like I have fever or something (which is the most ridiculous excuse ever, because I am perfectly fine) or I’ve been so good with waking up early for the past few days, so I can take a day off and sleeeeeeep.
Since, I am working 30h/week, have to practice and write music I really need more time to make all of it happen. I need more time basically and the only way to get is to sleep less. That’s why, I came up with a challenge for myself: (your are really welcome to join me) to get up at 5 am every morning and start my day with a 5km. run outside! (Wake up early + Exercise = best combination to start the day with).
The challenge ”Get rid of morning laziness” starts tomorrow 19th of February at 5am.(you don’t need to wait until Monday to start with something new! Wednesday is our new Monday!) and ends 14 days later – 5th of March. I hope by that time I will get rid of my Morning Laziness and can start with a new Challenge! Life is more interesting in that way! I will keep you updated and hope that you will join me as well! Who’s with me???
Posted on February 17, 2014
”We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them” – Khalil Gibran
I decided this: no more /&%#€(%6 negative thoughts. Never ever. No more hanging out with negative people who take my energy and kill my will to do something greater.
I am just so tired of negativity, people complaining everywhere you go and this attitude that everything will suck anyways, so why even bother? It makes me start questioning myself weather I am capable of doing this or that (in this case it’s music) and that is the last thing I need if I want to succeed and make my dreams come true.
I think it’s so important to have a positive environment around you. In a way, when you have it really tough it’s motivating you to make your life better. And that’s an amazing motivation. At least for me. But if you have people around you who are so negative towards everything , if you are lying in your bed in the middle of the night and think that life is not worth living then it’s time to change somethings, because that is not the way you feel live the rest of your life.
Who doesn’t want to be happy? No one. Everyone (including me) wants to live their lives healthy, happy and full of care and love. And the truth is, that no one is responsible for your well being apart from yourself! Good, hah?
We have the power to change our lives to any direction we want as well as help others to make their lives better! Negativity is not gonna help. Not now, not tomorrow and definitely not in the future.
So, all negative thoughts and negative people – goodbye to you forever! Ain’t gonna miss ya!