ATTENTION: LONG PERSONAL UPDATE!! July 2014 is when the Foodie-ness idea was born at the beach of Ibiza and I did not expect to live life at the extremes ever since. First 2 years of running the Foodie-ness company (still can't believe this hobby idea of sharing my weight-loss journey turned into a company☺️🙏🏻) I combined this with a full time job as a Project Manager at Hewlett Packard and a 2 year traineeship on the side. For this job I had to travel to Gothenburg in Sweden too and in my free hours (think evenings, night-time and weekends) I tried to workout 4 times a week, do all the Foodie-ness work, be online 24/7, have a social life, enjoy family time and keep my house clean too. A real vacation hasn't been part of that. It's been 15 months now (!!!) since I have been "off" for one week and by "off" I mean working 4 hours at least every day on my "vacation". Releasing the book on January 1st forced me to work with Christmas and NYE too and trips of 2,3,4 days felt more stressful to manage than just staying at home. I turned 29 last April and that was the first moment in the past 4 years that I realized how my life has been an on-going ridiculous roller coaster. I would not have wanted it any other way (flatliners are not my style), but I really feel the urgency to give myself a break. A REAL VACATION! Tomorrow I will leave with my bestie and I've set myself a couple of vacation rules😉
1. No checking work e-mails whatsoever.
2. Allow myself to sleep without time constraints; nap anytime, early to bed, late to rise, no alarm clock, etc.
3. Remain present in whatever it is I am doing.
4. Not bringing my vlog camera.
5. 100% Out of Office for clients & my team (sorry, this sounds so rude🙁)
6. Only post on Instagram when I WANT to and not because I NEED to.
I hope you will forgive me on the upcoming lack of posts and still like me🙈Feels good to share this with you and extra tips and tricks to take a real vacation are super welcome! Wish you a lovely Saturday and I want to thank you again for making the past 4 years possible and so incredible. It's all because of you💛💛 #foodie_ness #geluksfactor10