Making wrong choices and admitting to myself…

I have been sifting through a number of online courses. I do suffer from an shiny object syndrome  – and that does not help when I am choosing which way to go.

Before I knew, I had to sign up for a ‘free course’ offered by my employer. So the choice for made for me! I did think about it and at the end I gave in. To be honest, I regret it now. Mainly because of all the hours I need to put into it and at the end of each module there is a big fat Quiz waiting for me.

It is not a bad course. I am learning some new stuff and I will get a certificate when I complete it. But in my head I had many questions: Why I am doing this if I want to work in a different field in the future? Am I doing it more for my boss than for myself? Do I do it because everybody on my team has signed up?

Next time I need to remember my own advice which is as follows:

Save your energy and direct it where it should be. Your energy is not limitless. Look at your energy as a valuable source. There are only so many hours in a day. Don’t get yourself manipulated into things you have no interest in…even if they sound tempting at first.

Have a great week dear friends and use your energy wisely 🙂

How to nurture self-growth
Choosing the right thing is not easy. There are millions of e-courses, yet I chose the wrong one. Admitting it to myself is the first step to remedy that, I suppose 🙂

 

Viva la smoothie

I thought I will top up my non-wheat diet with a Nutribullet smoothie. Did hear a lot about it.

To be honest, if it was me I would not have bought. It seemed like all the products shown on TV. Shiny first but when you get it – it is a different story. However, Nutribullet was a present from one of our foodie friends so we had no other choice than to try it 🙂

And I must say, I grew used to it. At first I was searching for the best recipes. Playing around with color – red smoothie, purple smoothie, green smoothie – you name it. Invented few of my own. However with less success in terms of the color. Smoothie always seemed to have kind of brownish unattractive color, reminding me of a water in an old pond. Now I can honestly say that I am not a beginner and I am “nutribulleting” few times a week. As always I was looking for reviews that would show the actual effect. Did not find much so I have to go with simple assumption – I do consume lot more fresh veg and fruits and that must be good right? Also, sometimes I do use it as a quick pick me up instead of coffee or as a snack to curb my hunger. I have bought it as a present for my parents and they are getting used to it, too. All there is left to say is: Viva la smoothie!

Update: I have tried numerous recipes for smoothie and the best one so far is Kimberly Snyder’s. I usually make about 1/2 of the portion and I do not add any pears.

When lazy I use M&S frozen smoothies and add spirulina – yummy!

Update: 2019 – I am sticking with green smoothies but I make them only 2-3x times a week. They are very refreshing and they guarantee that I get the right nutritions to my body. I do see improvement in my energy level after drinking them.

Marks and Spencer frozen smoothies
Healthy addition to my routine