And action

“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it. “

My profile picture on Facebook says it all. Every time I look at the words I get this positive energy that tells me to work hard, go for it, dream bigger and work harder for it. But sometimes we feel our energy levels going down, and these reminders simply don’t get through to us. We get tired of the hard work that isn’t paying of immediately, the sacrifices that look meaningless and the actions that weren’t effective. When you feel you can’t reload new positive energy, it’s time for some action. Not large actions but small movements.

A few days ago it was full moon. I am one of those people that can’t fall asleep with a full moon ( and no, I’m not a werewolf). This month’s full moon was more intense than ever. So instead of whining about not falling asleep I decided to make it a positive experience. I took my car, my notebook and pen and drove to my favorite spot, kite beach Jumeirah, Dubai. In the trunk of my car I had a picnic mat from a previous family event that came in very handy. I was looking for a place to sit and heard the soothing sound of waves crashing on the beach. I immediately knew I had made the right choice to come to the beach instead of tossing and turning in bed.

Now I had my pen in my hand, notebook on my lap and the moon (en)lightening me. My initial plan was to write down all my new goals, personal aims and business perspectives. When I saw my first business goal on paper, I realized it was a goal I was repeating for myself lately and it was too general. I had to think of another approach to find out what my inner me wanted in business and in life. I wrote down all of the things that were giving me negative energy, everything that felt as a burden and all things about myself that I disliked. The list went on and on.  After this list was complete I had to move from my spot to get some positive vibes, new energy. I stood up took a bit of sand in my hands and threw it in the sea. It felt like all my negative thoughts washed away. Now that I knew what was holding me back, I could clearly see what I wanted. I opened a new page and started to write my actual goals and aims. First the small things like laugh more, being more active, more charity work and then the bigger goals. I was so caught up in the moment that before I realized I wrote a letter to myself. It was a small motivation letter but the few sentences made me feel good.

To wrap up the night I played in the sand using my feet and overlooking the sea. It took me back to the happy moments I had with family and friends on the beach. I looked down and saw how lonely my name was written in the sand. I was all by myself and couldn’t think of another name to write down. So I wrote a message to myself. After my name came the L then the I, V and E. It was a strong message to myself… LIVE. This was the moment I claimed my life back.

Love and peace,



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