I’ve been living peacefully and contentedly in a small apartment for twelve years, but my family and friends always asked, “When will you move out?”
Well, I didn’t want it, until the burglaryhappened, and everything has changed.
The reason I am writing this post is that I have learned many things after moving from a place where I lived for more than a decade.
Moving can be overwhelming, both financially and emotionally. It takes a lot of energy of planning and effort, not to mention stress. Thanks to the myUmzug team in Vienna, the moving went smoothly and easily. Here is why?
Saturday, 26 of March— the sun snuck in gently through the blinds in the bedroom. Warm light grazed my face and I woke up full of positive energy, knowing that I will have a great day by starting it with a matcha latte and Pilates. Afterwards, I met my friends to visit the international art fair, SPARK.
Everything has changed that day, and the moment I arrived home. The first moments of shock, seeing the apartment’s door open, the huge chaos in the living-room, bedroom— all cupboards and the whole wardrobe open.
I didn’t know how to react, and what to do in the first second. When I realized that my home was broken into, the first thing I looked for— if my notebook was stolen? I couldn’t find it, I started to shake— my heart beat faster, and I had shortness of breath.
WHAT A YEAR!!! I can’t believe, it’s 30th of December already! The past weeks, I spent a lot of time reflecting on life, on this new “normality”, and where I am today. With this post, I want to reflect on a few points that made this year special.
On the morning of the tenth day of my self-isolation I called my mother and said, “I’m terrified.”
“About what?” she asked.
I said, “Everything!”
She said, “Remember twenty years ago when we were isolated at home during the war in Kosovo? You said you were terrified and wished to be somewhere else. Now you live somewhere else, but the entire world is facing the same situation. Be patient, we will overcome this as well!”
A question I get asked often “How can you stay motivated to wake-up early, workout, be in the office, go to appointments, attend events, travel, do this and do that?” My answer is, it’s only a mindset and a strong willpower.
Starting my day at 6 AM with warm lemon water, prepare a healthy breakfast and create a to-to list for the day, doesn’t always happen naturally. I do have “grey” days, when everything seems impossible, overwhelming, and difficult to have strong willpower to motivate myself and be productive.
In the beginning of the 2016 I was almost experiencing a burnout, which made me very unhappy from the inside. I used to attend every event, meeting people everyday, working non-stop, traveling a lot, going to the fashion weeks etc. I became literally like a robot, and everything became very static. I came to realize that nothing can make me happy, if I don’t fix my inside first. Slowly, I learned to say ‘NO’ and instead of events or meetings, I started to take care of myself and do more grounded things. As I no longer have FOMO “Fear Of Missing Out”, I am much happier and content with the person I am today. Therefore I want to share few tips, how you can also practice the art of JOMO:
This is probably the most vulnerable and personal article I am sharing with you today. Have you ever heard about anxiety and do you know how it feels? It happens suddenly, and you feel a period of excessive worry. You start worrying about everything, even about the things you have to do. You worry about your responsibilities at work, and all the obligations you have in your personal life. Then the constant aching feeling that you are not doing enough disturbs you, and so the blockage of letting go of the fear becomes very difficult.
Have you ever heard about hyperhidrosis? Today I want to explain my story. Excessive underarm sweating always affected my life, until I decided to microwave my underarms two years ago. I grew up in South East Europe, more precisely in Kosovo, where temperatures would reach 45 degrees from June to September. I always felt embarrassed to wear something colorful that showed the wet marks under my arms. Sometimes even in the coldest days of winter in Vienna, I’d have wet marks under my arms due to stress or being nervous.
If you’re in the “industry” and benefited a lot from Instagram for your business, what would happen if this platform suddenly disappeared? What would become of all your hard work and countless hours you invested in it? If Instagram vanishes, then the same will happen to Facebook as well. Think about it!