"Life is not about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself."

About the Good Life

Why a blog?

I have decided to start a blog because of the love I found for life after choosing to recover. Every new experience, all the hard work, warmed my soul in a way that I thought I would never feel again. I believed recovery was impossible but the effects of adopting a healthy mindset full of positivity defied my disease. Choosing recovery is life-changing and I knew I had to share it with others.

I want to turn my negative experiences in life into a positive one by sharing my journey which will hopefully empower others. My ultimate objective is to spread positivity and happiness and encourage everyone to welcome back their own zest for life.

 

How it started.

When I began writing my journey down onto a piece of paper, I could feel the foundations for my recovery being laid. Writing has helped me to understand my occasional deep and twisted emotions. Made me realize illogical thoughts, reflect on my feelings and accept my true self. The things that I found myself writing about, have been incredibly helpful on my journey to recovery. Writing and then reading my own words has had an excitingly positive effect on me as I began to understand myself better. It is a bit like talking to a therapist whose man task it is to just listen without judgement. (I know what I am talking about as I have studied and graduated with a MSc. In Psychology myself). The client will usually be able to learn the most from listening to his own words and recognize what is really happening.

Almost one year ago, I began sharing what I wrote on Instagram and social media in photo captions. The reaction I receive on a daily basis is beautiful. And I thank all of you who are following me on my journey. I feel very blessed to have received such warm and accepting responses when I chose to open up and share my story. As time and space is limited on this platform, I have decided to capture and share my words and what has helped me on this blog.

What has been once my addiction has become my life’s purpose. My mission is to encourage others to live up to their full potential. To live their truth their dreams and to unfold their very individual personal present for the world.

If I can reach at least one person here on Instagram who is experiencing physical or psychological misalignments with or without diagnoses and is unaware of how healing their past, changing their diet and moving their body could give them their life back, my mission is complete. If I reach at least one person who has been labeled with a mental illness and has never been educated that diet, exercise and positive psychology informed therapy could improve their conditions and give them their life back my mission is complete.

 

What is the GOOD life all about?

In life many of us are trying to discover who we are and what life really means to us. The truth is “life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.” It’s about discovering what we’re capable of and learning from our challenges in life to evolve into the person we inspire to be. By looking at your problems in life as challenges to learn and grow from; including physically, mentally, and spirituality, we are actually creating and defining ourselves with every moment we live and every breath we take. Basically we live to learn so we may learn to live.

Of course, not every day will be GOOD. We all have “bad” days where nothing works as imagined and we get frustrated. But that is the wonder of life. How could we see the magic in a GOOD day without those that are darker and challenge us?

 

We chose who we are.

Whether we realize it or not, every choice we make shapes us into who we are.  It’s up to us if we decide to change our daily habits or not.  It’s our decision to stand and fight or walk away. It’s you alone who decides to face the things you’re unhappy with in your life and change them or just except them.Bottom line, every choice we make, every challenge we face, it’s how we choose to handle each moment in our lives that creates the person you see in the mirror each day.

I believe, if you view your life as an everlasting lesson of life, you’ll focus less on the problems and more on the solutions to every challenge you face. What we need to do is embrace each problem in life. Good or bad. To find the meaning behind it and allow it to become an opportunity to grow as a human being. At least, that is what I have decided to do!

With this in mind, you can learn more from your experiences and make the choices that help create the person you want to be, and not let your surroundings make the decision for you.

Remember: “Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

Be a voice of inspiration for change in your life and others, and become the person you inspire to be.

 

Quick & well informed

My blog posts are intended to provide you with interesting information about Yoga, Travel, Food, and Psychology. Most topics are very short and won’t need much of your time. Back at University, I was never a fan of professors or teachers talking about a topic for hours. I didn’t like them constantly repeating what they had already said. Nevertheless, I still want you to get something out of my words, to read between the lines, to either learn or create something with them for yourself.

I am happy if you join me on this journey. But don’t do this for me. Remember it’s all about YOU. It’s all ABOUT THE GOOD LIFE that we all deserve to live.

Love xx

Nila