GETTING BACK…

My life is a mess right now.

This is how it can feel after 2 months of moving between countries, taking holidays here and there, working from hotel rooms (with bad internet aaagh!), being out of the gym, and in and out of my usual routines and food. And now, being on the other side of the world, trying to fit everything in a new time zone.

You might be thinking, oh come on Caro, this is a dream life! And yes, I am so grateful for what I get to experience. I enjoy many of these things, and I’m back in my hometown now, which I absolutely love!

But this is why I’m sharing this. Because when my mind told me that my life is a mess, that I am a mess for not doing everything perfectly, I stopped and thought: is that true?… and it is not.

What is really happening is that I have made decisions and these have some consequences, results of my actions or no actions. And I want to be responsible for them and for how I’m feeling. Because even though almost everything has been unusual lately, I’ve got to visit friends and family, try new foods, visit places and REST. All of that has been amazing!

And now, I want to get back. We can ALWAYS get back or start.

Not because it’s been 2 months, and it is “almost the end of the year” there’s no point in trying again, resuming, re-starting. This is my point. I know from experience, here is where many people stop themselves. Sounds familiar?

If so, here’s what to do:

  • Re-plan & start small. See how you can ease into what you’d like to start doing. Even if you did it before. Take small steps, fit them into your life, get used to them, and go to the next level when you are ready.
  • Beginner’s mind & compassion: be willing to fail and try again. Don’t pretend to be perfect. Whatever you’re doing, you are learning. Even if you did it before. Pay attention to your mind, what is it telling you? How can you be more loving and patient with yourself?
  • Be consistent: keep trying. If you stop for some reason, go back to point 1.

It is what I am doing here too.

There are SO many stories, photos and learnings that I’d love to share with you all. It is so much that when I thought about it I started to feel overwhelmed, and I also felt bad about “disappearing” and not writing for a while.

But then I thought, what’s the smallest step I can take towards what I’d like to do?… and this is it. Getting back.

Also, this might not be my best piece of writing, but I’m happy to be sharing it with you today.

I feel energised, and ready to go!.

How are you feeling?

Author: Carolina

I used to be a Digital Project Manager with a passion for healthy food and fitness. Now I’m a full-time healthy lifestyle advocate, on a mission to spread the word about the best medicine: healthy life habits. I am a certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach, Les Mills BODYPUMP™ Instructor, and PADI Scuba Diver; I am a sociable and positive individual, I speak three languages and this has allowed me to get to know and understand several cultures. I love learning, and I have achieved most of what I aimed in life. I value justice, empowerment, friendships and a sense of community. I don’t like enclosure, artificial things, nor melon. I enjoy life, and I take care of the planet.

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