Being Grateful For (My/) The Eating Disorder?!

Background story

In elementary school at around age 12, I had problems with classmates and I never really fit in. I was simply different than the majority.

I love video games (and Manga & Anime in the past) and have a foible for Japanese culture since I was a kid.

Therefore, I often hid my interests because I was too afraid of being judged.

I tried to fit in & haven’t listened to my intuition (I didn’t know what this even is at that time).

The first time I felt fat was around age 14…And my grades dropped – my self-confidence was non-existent.

Even though I changed schools in grade 9 I carried traumas from the past with me and the wounds were deeper.

I thought being skinny would solve my problems…

 To make the long story short

After hitting rock bottom at age 18 I have learned so much about how our body works.

Without my eating disorder:

  • I hadn’t chosen the path of self-love

  • Wouldn’t have discovered spirituality & the Law of Attraction

  • Wouldn’t be where I am now and the person with all the experience, I gained over the years

  • And so much more…

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How To Create and Launch Your Blog From Scratch

Writing is your passion and you think about starting a blog, but you don't know how and when? I was there too just a few weeks ago and know exactly how you've been feeling! Learn how to build and launch your blog in 1 month or less – just as I did! My Review of the Launch Your Blog Biz Course 2 by Create And Go This is my personal opinion and review of the Launch Your Blog Biz Course by Create And Go, which I purchased after I came to the idea to finally built my blog and begin my blogging adventure!

Here you will learn:

How did I start blogging?

I've been thinking about following my dreams and things I love for on and off for years. I've had a few thoughts about starting a blog a few weeks ago, and then – out of nowhere – a video of Alex & Lauren appeared, and I just clicked on it. They shocked me in a positive sense because they've started from scratch and went through hard times, which paid off. And they just seem real (and usually I'm a super skeptic), so I landed on their blog, where they had this article about "how to start a blog for beginners" and at the end, there was the chance to purchase the full course about this. Because I had ZERO ideas on how, when and where to start. I'm a fulltime student and I want to do something I love while studying, and why should I wait with this project before I graduate from university? I did a lot of research (and still do) before I committed to buying this course to make sure I won't find this information they give for free somewhere else. Which wasn't the case. There were lots of "gurus" to learn from to reach your goals faster, but they only seem to want your money. Alex and Lauren are different, they summarized all their experiences, tips and making sure you don't make the same mistakes as them at the beginning to save time (and money!) – they are real people, like you and me! Investing money in this course, and so in myself was the right decision, and the money was well spent because this course helped me to build my blog and launch it in less than a month as a complete newbie! Let's get started with the course review!

What is this course about?

The Launch your blog course will help you with exactly every step you need to do to build your blog.From choosing your niche and domain name, to design your blog and finally launch it. You don't need any HTML or other IT skills, it's for complete newbies (as me).The special thing is, it's based on personal experiences of Lauren & Alex because they were there where you might be right now too, sometimes completely lost without knowing what to do. They help you also not doing the same mistakes as them (and tell stories about that) and save time and money this way.

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who have the idea to start a blog or a website and don't know where to start. For people, who might be completely overwhelmed by the massive information you get when you read about this whole topic on the web. You have no idea what HTML or CSS is? No problem, me neither, Lauren & Alex will help you through this and they even recommend designs/templates which don't require any knowledge of that. It really is a step by step guide with everything you need in order to build a blog from scratch. 

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How long will this course take to complete?

This is very individual, as some people are free the whole or most of the day and others (like me) work or study fulltime. You can complete this course within a week but it can also take a month.It really depends on you and your daily schedule. But mostly it will take about 4 weeks to complete this course and launch your blog. 

What you will learn

  • Why you should blog and all the reasons why it's fun and profitable
  • Setting up your account and blog on WordPress
  • Creating your first blog posts
  • an Introduction to affiliate marketing
  • Setting up your personal E-Mail and Social Media
  • How to combine Social Media with your blog
  • Some bonus material
The great thing is the 30-day refund policy. It's risk-free, you can purchase it first, and if you don't like this course, you can get your full money back in a space of 30 days.

My likes and dislikes

I really like the way this course runs like a common thread through all these topics. The step-by-step guide, and the way it is build up. You watch a video or read a tutorial and then you know what you do and then move on with the next step.You feel the authenticity of Lauren & Alex since the beginning because they are real people who know what you're going through right now. They are someone who is down to earth and willing to share their mistakes so you don't have to make them. Many newbie bloggers search through google and YouTube for YEARS to find free sources, but this way you will most likely waste your time. With this course, you have anything compact you need. One thing I didn't like, this course it mostly for citizens of the U.S. and so are the products they recommend. Some of them are only able to be purchased with a credit card, and I haven't had one before and only got one for my blog. But this is worth it. And of course, the tax situation, they only talked about the American one (obviously, because they are Americans) which is different from country to country. But you can create an account anyway and use the tools, which are helpful and essential for building a successful blog.

My final words

This course changed my perspective and I just jumped into the blogging boat without thinking about it twice, now I created my blog and launched it a few weeks ago.It's a great thing to do next to my studies, and I'm looking forward to where my project will take me.This is an adventure with ups and downs, but at the end of the day, it will be so worth it and take me further towards my dreams.If I can create a blog, you can too!Are you super hyped and motivated? Then you can also buy their blogger bundle, where you have all their courses at once.I hope this was interesting and helpful.

 

 

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How To Stop Caring What Others Think About You

At some time, we're at the point where we care or better said, care too much what other people might think of us. And we feel guilty for that, as this prevents us from being who we truly are or from doing what we want, from chasing our goals and dreams. From the way we speak, which outfit we wear to what we order at a restaurant. We just think too much about others' opinions of us. Our thoughts may be like these "Will they judge me, or think I look stupid/[insert adjective]" and we may be do something different than we originally wanted to do based on what we assume others think. Are you familiar with that? I've done it, and still do sometimes, and I think you too.We might dress and style a certain way because it's how we guess others expect us to look. Or we eat a specific way and work out because that's what society is telling us, and we think we have to do that "because that's what everyone is doing". But how much of our lives are influenced and affected by caring too much what other people think (or what we assume they think)? The solution to this problem is simple, but in no way easy: "Actively live your life and don't give a f* what other people think"

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I started practicing and still do that by following these strategies.

  • Remind yourself of the truth.

And the truth is, no one really cares! Most people are way too busy with their own lives, and we often just interpret too much into glances cast at us or misunderstand things or words. If some people say mean things to you or comment on your outfit etc in a negative way means that person is in all likelihood insecure about themselves and tries to make them feel better by putting others down.But this has NOTHING to do with you, and if you let that get too close to you, you only hinder yourself. Try to remind yourself of these two points, when you catch yourself again slipping into the thoughts carousel. When you're faithful to yourself and don't allow the assumed thoughts of others dictate your choices or even your whole, opportunities expand, and your joy increases dramatically.
  • Reclaim your freedom.

Know your worth! My love, you have so much to offer, you can do whatever the hell you want. Especially we, who live in the western world. If something stands in our ways, it's mostly ourselves.Limiting beliefs discourage us to do so many things. One of those limiting beliefs has a lot to do with what we assume other people might think of us. Shaking these off can change our whole lives. You can always start small, and changes won't happen overnight. Especially not, if you act certain ways for years. Maybe you struggle with the way you dress, you don't trust yourself enough to wear a certain outfit, despite liking it. But you know what? Wear THAT outfit. You don't dress up for anyone but yourself. And if you like these clothes, then every question has been answered.Another common example is, ordering something in the restaurant. How often were you in the situation where you let the orders of others dictate what you order? You wanted a Pizza, and everyone is ordered a salad. You would feel bad about yourself and adjust your choice. The problem is, you wouldn't feel satisfied, because you didn't do what your soul (or in this case, your gut) wanted. Next time, order exactly what you want without letting it influence by other people. Listening to your body and soul is so much more important!
  • Put yourself out there

Sometimes we don't do what we really want because we are too afraid, again with what other people might think about us. Maybe write down things you want to do, but actually, don't go after them because of what I just mentioned.So many chances are thrown away by having this mindset.For example, you're too insecure to flirt with interesting people. But there could be the chance this person likes you the way you are (and only these are worth it) and meet people who could be inspiring or having a good time with. Maybe even meet the love of your life. The next time, ask someone for a date, who you are interested in. Sounds a bit harsh, but sometimes you need to give yourself a little kick in the butt. We only live once.So, friends, go outside, show the world how awesome you are! You have crazy dreams or want to choose a different career path than most people in your surroundings? Go after them. Educate yourself, look at what you can do right now to make your first steps toward your goals. Dreams and goals exist to make them come true. And those have nothing to do with other people. They are your own and part of your life. Only your life. Imagine reaching your goals. Wouldn't it be awesome? Start today, and who knows where you'll be in 6 months or a year.Don't be afraid to do what your soul, your inner being is telling you.Do what you're passionate about.It's the right thing, I promise.
  • Enjoy time alone.

This is very important to me and it's crucial to become independent. The more you get in this direction, the less you're concerned what other people might think of you. Because this will increase your self-worth. Meaning, you know you can have fun alone and you know you are amazing. A few weeks ago, I went to a concert completely on my own. I first thought "oh people might think I have no friends" but I have shaken this off quickly. There were many people and I enjoyed the music and just seeing one of my favorite bands. I was so grateful for that.If you do things like these sometimes, you care less about other's opinions. 
  • Surround yourself with positive people.

This is another important one, especially if you suffer from low self-esteem and you can't see the positive aspects of yourself. And if you hang out with people you have fun with, who you can talk to and it's easier for you to just be yourself, you'll automatically feel better. Those people won't judge you and accept yourself as the person you are. You can even ask them what they like about you and make you feel better.The next time you get a compliment, accept it thankfully. And not reject it.The more often you'll do this, the faster you'll believe those positive things people tell you. In conclusion, there is no sense of caring too much what others think because you can't please anyone. The only person you should please is yourself! You live your life for YOU, no one else. Use your time wisely and invest this worthy time in yourself. Spend time with people who know your worth. Do things, which fulfill you. We don't like or understand everything everyone else is doing - so why do we expect that for ourselves? People have different goals, different views, different personalities, and different motives - and that's completely okay!

 

 

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