Time for a little vacay

I am headed to Oslo for a little vacay! Staying for 11 days, spending time with friends and family. Oslo is apparently freezing cold, so I am not sure I will survive though #dramaqueen

After having packed half my wardrobe, dragged all my shit over to the station and spilling half a coffee all over myself, I finally winked Stockholm goodbye.

Except for exceptionally bad Wifi, the fact that somebody keeps farting (fascinating how some people behave in public) and the women next to me apparently has a cold she likes to share with everyone else, I am having a wonderful time. I am writing, working and enjoying the snowy scenery.  Can you even imagine; the sun popped up for a few hours! So pretty!

My Yuhme bottle is of course with me and even matching the scenery!

I love taking the train. I can just sit and write for hours while listening to music. And it is warm and comfy (except for the smell of course).

When I arrive I am headed directly to my bestie Em for dinner, before hugging my mama again later tonight. Haven’t been home since October so I can’t wait to see everyone again. Ok, gotta give up now, after entering Norway WiFi is even worse, bah! Happy Monday peeps ❤

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Finding my focus

Life is totally crazy these days! I´m having so much going on at once that I sometimes feel it is hard to keep up with myself. And believe it or not, I just want to do more. Nevertheless, I realized it is about time to narrow my focus.

I have been reflecting a lot lately on how I want to run Best of You in the future, now that I am on my own. I have tons of plans, and like always I want to do everything at once! However, the time has come to set goals and organize my dreams a little, because I want to meet this year with as much power and energy as possible.

And for that I have the perfect tool: The Dream Calendar from Sporrongform.

A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot!

The dream calendar provides you with tools that will help you get the right things – as efficiently as possible. Over a year’s time, it challenges you to reflect on what makes you feel good and how to get more out of life. By introducing daily routines that help you keep heading towards your goal, you will come closer to your dream life every day. Just what I need.

Borrowed image from Marie

I love my job and I want to be able to do this for as long as possible, but to be able to I need to find my focus. And hopefully my dream calendar will help me with just that.

Dream. Believe. Do. Repeat.

Just got home from a 90 minute´s workshop at Clarion Sign, held by Motivational Speaker Maria Swanström. She talked a lot about focus, where we put our energy and how to reach our dreams,  which made me reflect and think even more on how I work today and how I want to work. The whole workshop wast the perfect boost of positive vibes and clear thinking that I needed. That, combined with this wonderful book; let´s just say that it´s going to be an interesting year, that´s for sure.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Pale whale survival

Today I had a photoshoot booked at Selma City Spa together with Marie Emré, to take some promotion pictures for some upcoming fun we are planning! I packed my red bathing suit, fixed my hair and was ready to wake up the inner blog-model in me! Would say the shoot went pretty well, don´t you think? #bloggerforlife

I like to call this pale whale survival (humour me people)

Usually at shoots like these around 200 pictures are taken, but simply a handful are what we like to call “Instagram worthy”. Either the hair is wrong, the arm looks chubby or the pose looks weird. Always something if you get my drift. Which made me realise how ridicules that is. All pictures are blog and Instagram worthy, and the uglier the more fun (if you ask me). Life is not always perfect, so let’s stop to pretend that it is!

I kinda love all the pictures!

The background looks a bit more like a cold and grey Ukraine than pretty Stockholm, but guess that is what a rainy day in January does to our city. The pool is nice and warm though, in case you were wondering! Not jeopardising my health for pictures (or…?)

Finding my inner sunshine in the wind there. Can´t say I found it… Was freezing cold!

Other than running around in a bathrobe, taking pictures,  I have been working like crazy with meetings, emails and writing! Which I need to get back to.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

 

 

Monday? No probllama

Monday! My favorite day, if I manage to start it right, which I did today! Got up bright and early and headed out in the cold to get to Marie´s circuit training at Studio Levels. So broke that I had to get money from my little money-pig to be able to afford the subway haha, but so worth it! Best way to start the week – girl power all the way!

Been working for a few hours and now it´s time to get some Best of You done during my lunch break, before continue working. And what better way than with a big cup of coffee and some baaaad lama humour. The picture below kinda describes it all!

Ah, what would life be without a little laugh people! 

Have a wonderful start to the week! Make sure to smile a little today (the lama joke might help, hihi)!
Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

There´s a new eskimo in town

It´s Sunday so it´s time for my regular post about this week’s workouts. Problem is; I haven’t been working out ONCE this week. So, if you need fitness inspiration you can unfollow me this instant, hihi! I am hoping to get my ass over to the gym today, but I feel we can skip the whole “my workout week #3”, ok?

Kidding aside, I have been suffered through my lady week and head ache almost every day. Yesterday I was fine again, but having been hiding inside all week, I decided to follow my mom’s advice and get some much-needed fresh air. So, my gym session was switched out with a long walk in the ice-cold winter wonderland instead.

My sense for fashion is breathtaking-haha! 

I love power walks and during spring/summer/autumn I can do it every day. During winter on the other hand, I hate it. I really can’t handle the cold that well. But I just put every thought of trying to look nice aside, dressed as an eskimo and had a wonderful hour outdoors. The sun was even out for once!

So, time to plan the upcoming week and hope it turns out to be a bit more active than this one. But honestly, it has been pretty nice to have a Netflix-marathon for once.

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

FriYAY feeling

Bah, this week has been a challenge. Seriously, is anyone else dying when they get their period? #Girltalk. I´ve been in so much pain that I have not been able to sleep nor go to the gym. Basically just been working and lying in bed, watching Revenge, season after season, haha!

But today is a good day! I have my coffee, my green smoothie, my work AND the best Marie as company! We have a workday, even though we might talk more than we work, but hey; got to make sure to have some fun too, right?

We call this creative chaos 

Isn´t that smile just infectious!

Happiness is not out there, it´s in you

I have been working like crazy the last few days to get all invites to our upcoming events ready. We´re talking fitness event, baking workshop with tons of chocolate, stress management coaching and a boost of new energy workshop together with Inspirational Speaker Maria Swanström and Clarion. We have a little bit of everything and even more fun stuff coming up! Don´t forget to check out our events and see if you find something you like!

Now I am counting down the hours to pizza and a movie with Johan! Happy FriYAY

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia

Food hangover from hell

When I woke up this morning I seriously just sighed and prayed to the God I don’t believe in to show me mercy. Not because it was Monday, but because yesterday’s diet simply took what little that was left of my energy. I was hungover, and since I turn into a non-stop eating machine when I am, I managed to spend a whole day in bed eating. We´re talking cheese, toast, ketchup, coke, chocolate and cookies. On top of that some Indian food in the evening. Haha, not the healthiest diet after a night of drinking.

But I had tons of fun, so no regrets (at the party, not the food fest in bed)! I don’t go out often, due to lots of work, so when I do, I make sure to not regret it, even though my body aces after. Hmm, feel inspired to write an article about this theme!


Nevertheless, I got up and got to work and now I am planning the upcoming week. Looks like I will be living at Starbucks, drinking bad coffee and work. Have booked in some meetings, planned my workouts, some social stuff and then on Saturday I have an event coming up. If you´re in Stockholm, go check it out: Hand to toe workout.

What is on your agenda this week?

Lots of love from Henriette Sophia