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6 minutes ago, Arkania said:

 

Buy it justfor yourself ;) 

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She loves cheese just as much as I do, just not the same kind. So I was hoping for an alternative that would perhaps go well with the beetroot that we hadn't thought of. Usually we just use cow's milk feta cheese. But to me, that's not nearly the same! Guess we could make half the batch with "feta" and the other half with goat's cheese :) 

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Journal 16/10

Eating: Was good. Some bread for breakfast and at 4pm homemade pizza. Yummy! And also drank 2m5l (1,2l water) 4

WDID*: Worked from 7am to 3pm. Weather was great again. Did the laundy, put stuff to sell in the basement, decalcified the kettle, cleaned the kitchen (twice...), saw a moneytalk webcast, did my pedicure, saw a speaker webcast, 5 episodes of a netflix series, made pizza and ate it, deloaded and loaded the dishwasher, did 6 sudokus, read some interesting websites, went biking for 10km/30mins. Started the highbrow course "Overcoming mindless negativity". Watched one video of my self-management course (from now on called SM :D ). Read one chapter of the alternative practicioner course (from now on called AP) Will now finish the book. 4

Feeling: Felt good this morning, slept 7hrs. Feeling overall was good, I was in a good mood. 4

 

Highbrow course Mail #1

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Episode #1 of 10
Overcoming mindless negativity
 
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We All Think Negatively

The mind is at rest only when it reflects an internal state of neutrality, which tends to be moments spent going over everyday stuff, like when to feed the cat. Everyday work gives us a sense of peace in a natural way. But how often is the mind at rest?

Harvard professors Daniel Gilbert and Matthew Killingsworth recently conducted an experiment to chart how often the human mind wanders, and found that we spend almost half of our waking time in aimless wandering over random thoughts.

We know that our minds have a tendency to lean toward the negative or bad things happening around us, also known as the “negativity bias” (we’ll talk about this in more detail later in this course). So, in the aimless wandering of our minds, we find ourselves constantly muddling over negative outcomes or pondering too long over a negative remark. This negative thinking primarily makes us unhappy.

Negativity is the manifestation of thoughts that upset your brain’s state of neutrality. It is the mental unrest that leads you to draw adverse conclusions, like that nothing ever works out for you or that you’re just not good enough. In this course, you will learn how and why you should deal with mindless negativity festering inside you.


Types of Negativity

I categorize negativity into two types:

1. Internal negativity: This deep-rooted pessimism develops gradually over decades of being subjected to negativity in one’s personal space: flawed upbringing, bullying at school, or living with extremely critical partners. Internal negativity is passed on to us at a time when we are emotionally vulnerable and from people we are closest to. It has a strong impact on us. For example, a person who had extremely critical parents is likely to bend over backward to seek validation and please others.

2. External negativity: This regular influx of unrest is created by social media, sensationalized news, gory videos, mindless television, bad work atmosphere, or just being in the company of lamenters. For example, we all know that comparing lifestyles over Facebook creates depressing thoughts and a negative outlook in many of its users.


Why Overcoming Negativity Is Important

Before you learn how to deal with negativity, you must answer WHY it’s crucial that you do so.

Constant negative thinking:

  • mutes your productivity
  • kills your creativity
  • erodes your confidence
  • diverts you away from your spiritual goals

According to The Intention Experiment by Lynne McTaggart, researchers over decades have conducted experiments about how the human body reacts and changes itself depending on the thoughts going inside the brain. Your thoughts have a profound and lasting effect on your health, happiness, and stability. Basically, what you think, IS.

As an experiment, I want you to write down three big obstacles in your road to success. Most likely, you will find that all three translate into your beliefs about your circumstances or abilities.

Think of your mind as a bucket of pulsating energy. Every thought going through your mind either takes away bundles of energy from your bucket or contributes more energy toward it. The more you think negatively, the less energy you end up having. This is what literally happens inside your body. This is why you must actively avert your mind from negative thoughts that only sap bundles of energy from your bucket and leave you restless and disjointed.


Key Takeaways That You Can Pin Up

As you go through your day, take stock of your thoughts.

  • Highlight the top three things going inside your head about YOU.

  • Write down how they made you feel about yourself.

I want you to evaluate whether these thoughts enable you to reach a good place in your mind or take you away from this goal. This exercise largely reveals our daily thought pattern and how much our thoughts regulate our daily moods.

Tomorrow, we will understand how to identify negativity, along with an insightful technique on how to neutralize it.

Recommended reading
Bad Is Stronger Than Good
How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells, and Genes

Recommended book
The Intention Experiment by Lynne McTaggart

 

Today's song (heard it while biking)

 

 

 

Bike ride photos: (Unfotunately you can barely see the lake on the 2. pic).

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13 minutes ago, Tobbe said:

 :wub:

 

She loves cheese just as much as I do, just not the same kind. So I was hoping for an alternative that would perhaps go well with the beetroot that we hadn't thought of. Usually we just use cow's milk feta cheese. But to me, that's not nearly the same! Guess we could make half the batch with "feta" and the other half with goat's cheese :) 

 

I never liked chèvre, so I am not sure :D

You want to roast it with the beetroot? Or do you put it on top afterwards like cream cheese?

If 1) maybe sort of a camembert. Or feta/cow milk "feta".

If 2) Cream cheese. Or greek yoghurt. Or sour cream.

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On 10/15/2018 at 2:39 AM, Arkania said:

create habit after habit and not all at once.

 

That's the hard part, right? Not trying to do it all at once! Good luck with listening to your body and mind. I hope that you learn a lot about what you need from yourself through this challenge. :)

 

PS: My goodness, I'd forgotten all about Finntroll! Good shit! :D

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2 hours ago, Arkania said:

 

I never liked chèvre, so I am not sure :D

You want to roast it with the beetroot? Or do you put it on top afterwards like cream cheese?

If 1) maybe sort of a camembert. Or feta/cow milk "feta".

If 2) Cream cheese. Or greek yoghurt. Or sour cream.

 

I want to roast it with the beetroot. Brie could perhaps work. I like camembert, but she think it's too strong in taste. Thanks for the suggestions Thumbs Up

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14 hours ago, J3NN said:

 

I have added this book to my Goodreads list, thank you for sharing it, sounds so lovely!

 

You may want to read The Monk who sold his Ferrari before that, it's the first part.

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Journal 17/10

It was an amazing day. Slept 7,5hrs. Worked from 7-3 and had a nap in the lunch break. Also cooked and roasted a lot of food, because today is: organic-box-delivery-day :D (yeah, again. Because last time they forgot to take their boxes with them so I had 8 large boxes standing in the hallway. Nothankyou!)

I read a lot about ETFs, finished the Netflix series and then I saw a post of a friend of mine on Instagram in which she said, that she is working at GEDANKENtanken (roughly translated: Fuel thougts). And that is a company I wanted to apply some time ago but didn't (because I was scared, this may be another job that I don't like and then I dumped a really good payed job and stuff like that). So I asked her a lot of questions about the application process, the company, the salary etc and yeah... started to write an application :D

And I was so excited, I had to go for a bike ride (35min) to calm down and get my energy somewhere :D
She said it has to be "boom"-application, like a "in ur face!"-thing. And THAT's what I am talking. I hate the standard stuff "Dear Sir or Madam, I saw you ad in the newspaper and I want to apply *snooooring*..."

So I did the cover letter and the resume. And I like it a lot because that's me, that is authentic and creative.

(I just did 3 applications in my life. The last was pro forma, the first was for my apprenticeship....)

Now I am waiting for 2 friends and one "customer" (I have a "beta tester" for my nutrition coaching ;) ) to write a "what friends/customers say" (Stuff like that) and in the evening I have the photo shooting for some actual photos.

I am so excited :D

When I get a job THERE I don't need to compensate my work in my private time because this is all I want to do. And employees can take part in every course/speaking event they have for free.

 

www.gedankentanken.com

ABOUT US

GEDANKENtanken has a vision that guides all our actions: to accompany people on their individual path to self-realization.
Our thoughts determine our lives. That is why it is so important to feed our brain with good and constructive thoughts. And that is exactly what we are here for!
We want to make personal development accessible to all people. Entertaining, fresh and compressed to the point. Knowledge that makes you happy and successful.
We look back on over five exciting years. GEDANKENtanken has already achieved a lot. And yet we are only at the very beginning ...

 

Waaaaaaaaah, so excited!!!

 

Forgot the song:

 

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Oh and this is the cover letter :)

 

"You'd be stupid to quit your current job!"

Is that so? Nowadays it's often about "higher, faster, further".
Make a career, come what may. Forget yourself in the process.
Working 50, 60, 80 hours a week. Burnt out at mid-30s.
My professional career also looks similar. As a teenager rather rebelliously on the road, creatively and full of motivation to change the world, I was gradually blunted.
"Do something reasonable!" I did that. But reasonable for whom?
Probably not for me, because this path resulted in a depressive episode in April 2018. I was on sick leave for a few weeks and started to think about myself again.
What do I want to stand for? What do I want to do? Who do I want to be?
I came across books by inspiring authors. Online courses that aroused my enthusiasm. To you, your videos.
I reduced my working hours to 80% to use the day off for my future planning.
Then a friend of mine (Larissa Denker) told me that she had successfully applied to you. And there was a small sting in my heart. Which grew into enthusiasm.  
I think work should be fun too. That's why I'm applying to you. GEDANKENtanken embodies what I want to stand for.
Inspiration. Motivation. Authenticity.
I want to give people what you have given me.
Hope and the necessary push.

 

"Could anything be better than this? Waking up every day knowing that lots of people are smiling because you chose to impact lives, making the world a better place."

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1 hour ago, Arkania said:

It was an amazing day

 

Sounds like it! I'm so happy for you Love Eyes You deserve this!

 

1 hour ago, Arkania said:

Now I am waiting for 2 friends and one "customer" (I have a "beta tester" for my nutrition coaching ;) ) to write a "what friends/customers say" (Stuff like that) and in the evening I have the photo shooting for some actual photos.

 

Now I'm a little confused :) Is this a separate thing, or is it for the resumé as well?

 

1 hour ago, Arkania said:

When I get a job THERE I don't need to compensate my work in my private time because this is all I want to do.

 

That really is the goal, isn't it! At least for me. I know some people really want to separate work and free time. I want my free time to be my work, or my work to be my free time :) 

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1 hour ago, Tobbe said:

Now I'm a little confused :) Is this a separate thing, or is it for the resumé as well?

 

It's seperate :)
A two page resumé, one page cover letter/motivation letter and one page "References", and my photo is THE BEST :D

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(I like the black/white one too)

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I just decided to don't get a photo shoot. I asked the friend who works there now and she said, this photo os perfect.

I will send it out this evening. They call back fast and today I don't have the time to answer my phone.

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Ah, good luck with the application!! 

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Don't mind me, just lurking to see what awesomeness you get up to.

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14 hours ago, fleaball said:

Don't mind me, just lurking to see what awesomeness you get up to.

Heyho, no awesomeness from my side, but a lot of awesome other people in this thread :D

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I got an autoamtic answer, so I don't know, maybe never :D But when they didn't have contacted me on 1/11 my friend will ask the COO.

 

Hello Melanie,

Thank you very much for your application to GEDANKENtanken. We appreciate your interest and will process it as soon as possible. Usually you will receive feedback within the next 2 to 3 weeks. Due to the high number of applications, it may take a little longer to process them. In this case we ask for your understanding and patience.

In the case of unsolicited applications as well as lecturers and speaker enquiries, we also ask for your understanding that we can only contact you if we have a concrete need.

We wish you a good time!

Best regards

The GEDANKENtanken Team

 

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Okaaay, what did happen on the weekend?
Nothing really :D

Friday I sent the application in the early afternoon, then played Scribblenauts and at 8pm we went bouldering. My elbows were really good after 11 days without it and .... hm...ö now they are hurting again. They hurt really bad yesterday. I may make an appointment at the sports doctor tomorrow. *sigh*

I think I now also have a problem with either broccoli or brussel sprouts, I felt reaaaally bloated and not good the days I ate that stuff. -> Findings

And I think I don't like pork sausage anymore (the Lyoner stuff). Loved it as a kid but now I felt a bit sick after I tasted it again. -> Findings

Yesterday I finished Scribblenauts, started Fallout 4 (was on Steam Sale, New Vegas also), made "Schnittlauchsuppe" (potato soup with chives) according to a recipe of my grandma my mother gave me with endive salad. We went grocery shopping, for lunch we ordered pizza. I saw Indiana Jones Part 1 (from 1981 :D ) and we cleaned the house.

Today I was just reading the whole day (thanks @Wolfen again ;) ), ate leftovers from yesterday and now I am preparing my journal.
I am again very motivated to do a looooot of things. I bought 9 courses at udemy.com (e.g. for Life Coaching), started "The science of Well-being" at coursera and decided to again work through a lot of self-help workbooks.

Next week I am meeting my boulderfriend so we can start training for NW.

I may try to do "on-off" days from now on. So one day working on ALL THE STUFF and then one day doing "nothing". Maybe this works.

I did 30mins exercise everyday except today (not yet).

 

 

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