Thoughts

How Can You Be More Productive?

I thought I would share a few things with you guys that I do to be more productive!

For me it’s really important as I almost always have a list of things I want to get done, and sometimes the laziness just kicks in. But the feeling of knowing I could have done so many things but end up with nothing done and everything left by the end of the day is never a good one. The best feeling however – is when everything important is done and you can just spend the rest of the day doing anything you feel like. If you’re struggling a bit I hope this can help!

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PLANNING.

This is number one. You need to plan! Everything will go so much more smoothly and you won’t be stressed out trying to do a thousand things at the same time, not even knowing where to start or finish.

My best tip would be to bring out your planner (buy one if you don’t have one), and on Sunday’s you spend some time planning your week. Make coffee, tea and put on some music – you don’t need to spend much time on it and it’s a very good feeling when you’re a bit more organised and prepared for the upcoming week.

I would also recommend just going over and writing down what you want to achieve in the upcoming month when it’s the last Sunday of the month. It keeps you motivated!

WAKE UP EARLY.

Sorry to all the people really struggling with waking up early, but it is honestly necessary to be productive. You’re going to work, but still have a lot of other things you want to get done? You’re trying to create something of your own on the side? You’re trying to finish a book or study more? Maybe you just have tons of different chores and tasks to do? Wake up earlier than the rest of the world. You already know what you have to get done for today, you made the plan and now it’s time to do it. Don’t wait until the evening because you’ll be tired and unfocused – you might not even stick through and do any of it. Your brain is more focused in the morning, you’re rested and ready to learn, grow and achieve new things. The tough thing is actually getting out of bed, but when you’re up -make a nice breakfast, coffee or whatever you like, light some candles and put on some music. It always helps! Yes I do love the coffee and music thing… Works for everything.

Just remember: If you’re working a 9-5 but have a dream about running your own business or just doing something else, don’t forget to prioritize your qualities and strength to your own thing before you go on and use the rest of your energy for someone else’s business. Sometimes that means waking up at 5am. 

GIVE YOURSELF A REWARD.

I mean… It always helps, doesn’t it? It’s not healthy for your body or mind to live your life from a list of things you “need” to do. But there are still things you need to do, that’s just how it is. So give yourself the time of day to just do whatever you feel like. Make sure you don’t sit behind a laptop trying to get something done all day until you just need to go to bed. It depends what you are trying to do in life, but let’s just say you always put aside time for yourself and the ones you love. If you have a job or school and then a also other work that you want to get done for yourself and a business or something else, you set a time for when you stop the “work day” completely. Say that at 18.00 those days – you stop. No more work and no more lists. It’s important for your brain to rest, it’s important for you to feel happy and enjoy every day even though you have things to do. It also makes you work more efficiently that day because you know what time you’ll put all the work away. Also remember that not everyday should be a day where you have “things to do”. Keep some days completely off, from everything. It’s healthy ❤

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modeling · Photographs · traveling

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Since I first came here and heard about Griffith Observatory I’ve wanted to go. I didn’t really know about it until people here started talking to me about it. And now that I’m leaving really soon I’ve actually written a list about things I want to do and places I want to see before I leave! I’ve been so busy the entire time I’ve been here and it hasn’t been a holiday in that sense, so now I’m really excited to do these last things so I get to experience being a tourist as well.

An idea for you guys – buy a notebook where you can plan important things, write down goals, things you need to get done. When you see it on a piece of paper it feels more important to you and you remember to make the time – and especially if it’s something you’re not really excited about doing it feels great when you can cross it off your list!

Today I confirmed a casting next week for a cool company, and I’m excited for another shoot on Sunday! And hopefully two more shoots my last week here! Making the most of LA while I can.

Fun facts · personal

10 Questions and 10 Answers!

What’s your favourite things about your personality?

I think my stubbornness. It can be a bad thing as well but it has gotten me where I am today so I can’t not appreciate it. I also think my confidence in myself that hasn’t always been there. I know everyone is worth just as much, and I know everyone can do amazing things if they set their mind to it and work hard. I’m not afraid to say my opinions because I know how important it is, and I need to be honest with people to feel ok when I go to bed at night.

Go swimming in the ocean or in a pool?

I’m sooo scared but at the same time find it so fascinating thinking about everything that lives in the ocean and also everything we don’t even know of… A little fun fact? When I was younger and I wanted to scare myself (don’t know why I have always felt the need for this) I logged into the family computer and I googled “sharks” and I almost couldn’t look at it because I was so scared, haha. So if I can’t see the bottom wherever I’m swimming I will get thoughts about something being underneath me and coming to get me or even bumping into a dead body or something. I’m a bit crazy like that. But if it’s crystal blue and you can see everything like in Thailand it’s amazing and I would choose that over a pool any day ❤

Who did you talk to last on the phone?

Amy actually! Was her birthday yesterday ❤ Talked for an hour and a half on facetime.

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How many pillows do you have in your bed?

We have… I think 6? I’m sitting in the bed now, but Dan is next to me sleeping and I can’t really count. They are all very thin though so I think we like sleep on three each? Haha.

Do you prefer to call or text?

If I have a lot to say I call. But if I’m doing something and also have a lot to do I just text. Usually because I always call on facetime and I just know I will be on the phone for ages.

If I don’t know the person really well also I always text unless I’m meeting up with someone and get lost or something like that.

What dessert it your favourite one?

I don’t ever really eat desserts? Hmm… I will say the one in Thailand though. It was a mango sorbet with sticky rice. I love sticky rice and mango. But mostly I say this ice cream just because I remember the day so well and it gives me just the best feeling.

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What’s your plan today?

Go to work, edit a video, then probably go gym straight after work and then eat something nice (super important), also I should check up on agencies in LA and send some snaps. First I should take new polaroids though, but I woke up with a spot on my nose 😦 Whatever I have to do it anyways.

Beer, wine or drinks?

Well… I do prefer drinks because they taste better to me and doesn’t give you a headache the next day usually. Beer I honestly can’t stand. I tried to drink it when I was hungover just so I could get sick because I hate it so much, haha. Anyways it’s usually wine I go for just because it’s a bit less strong and you can drink more of it without having blackouts and whatnot. Still gives me the worst headache. But vodka is the devil so what can you do 😦

How social are you?

Well I’m basically around people all the time and that’s how it’s been for the last year or so. To be honest I’m a person that really needs alone time and I really enjoy it as well. Some days I would choose just hanging out with myself over anything. But after London I have learned to really enjoy being around people as well. Especially not just people that I know really well, but getting to know other people and just hanging out with a group of different people.

So I would say I’m social pretty much all the time because I’m always with someone, but my personality is for sure a lot less social just because I enjoy not being around anyone and choose to do that as well at times.

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What’s your dream destination?

The whole world? There’s so many places I want to see and experience, but if I must say some places now I think LA and Hawaii. I know people have different opinions about Los Angeles, but to me it’s more about somewhere I just feel like I need to go to, especially at this age. I have wanted to go since I was a kid and now that I’m getting closer and closer it will feel nice to get there regardless if it’s how I imagined or not. And Hawaii… Do I even need to write anything? Everything about it seems amazing. I want to get there and just work at a beach bar for some months. Just chill out and be happy with me and my drinks in a bikini.

Found these questions on some Norwegian bloggers site, so thought I would do one in English ❤