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Green tea, my lifesaver

13 Dec

Sometimes we all need a little moment of peace. A moment of silence, even. A moment in which we can reconnect with our deepest wishes and goals, to make sure we are still moving in the right direction. When life gets overwhelming, and nothing else seems to matter but our current problems, I find this moment of silence extremely important. I can ban all unwanted stressors for a minute and just let them be. In order to do this, some people like to go for a walk, others like to meditate, but I like to drink tea. So I put on the kettle, pour me a cup of green tea with lemon and close my eyes. Success guaranteed.

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Enjoying a healthy snack – unsalted nuts and raisins and a tangerine :)

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When weight loss isn’t a priority

12 Dec

Blogging isn’t my priority this week – neither is weight loss and exercise. Like I wrote a couple of days ago, I tend to push everything aside when I have exams. It’s like nothing else matters, apart from getting a good grade (and spending every minute I have doing revision). I’m not proud of it, but I’ve learned that habits are hard to change when they make sense. I have always been an overachiever, I’ve always been top of the class and it’s extremely hard to let go and relax. After this exam week, I only have 1 exam more to go for my Bachelor’s degree, so I guess I will have to just suck it up for a bit longer and just carry on. But even though weight loss isn’t my priority right now, I’m still being healthy!

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Exam week preparation

10 Dec

This time of year is always really stressful and overwhelming for me, as I have to take exams before the holidays . I have two exams next week (on Monday and Tuesday), and my desk is literally filled with papers, books, notes, summaries and articles. It’s insane. As I always aim for at least 80%  on a test (but preferably an even higher mark), I spend a lot of time studying. I know I still have a week left, but I already can’t wait for these exams to be over! Exam weeks used to be triggers for unhealthy snacking, so this week will be another challenge, but nothing I can’t handle ;)

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