Life update

Why did I disappear?

Like I said in an Instagram post a couple of days ago: “when life happens offline, I tend to lose sight of my content online.”

I’ve always said how much important is Instagram to me to build my online business as a health coach, but when I find myself having things to do offline (like a normal person) I lose track of what I want to share. It’s normal, I know, but not for someone who has this desire to reach as many people as possible and help them with their health journey.

So, why did I disappear?

Since October 2018, I’ve been living in Seville, Spain. As much as I love this place, finding a job here has been a nightmare. It didn’t matter how many qualifications I had, it seemed impossible.

Two days before everything changed, I sat on the bed after waking up in the morning and I’ve started to meditate + manifest. I started to repeat in my head the sentence: “I want to find a job” on and on.

Then, the same day, I got a 4-hour x week job as a yoga teacher + two days after, I got called for an interview in an English Academy in Seville. I was shocked, the universe listened? I’m a skeptical person, but damn, that really surprised me.

I got the job.

I will work there not just as an English teacher, but probably as an Italian teacher for the next Academic year & yoga teacher + health coach. It’s a young academy, with young teachers that want to create a community around the school offering as many activities as possible.

I was – and still am – thrilled to start this July.

Plus, my graduation is getting closer and studying for my last exam has been a priority. Preparing everything around bureaucracy stressed me out more than ever, so when I’m stressed, I tend to isolate myself watching Netflix or playing The Sims 4 (which is free to download on the PC if you love that game).

I will go back home for two weeks in June and 5 days in July, I will be traveling a lot and taking time to finish what I’ve started years ago. I have a lot of ideas in my head, and now that things are starting to go in the right direction, the ideas are becoming bigger and bigger.

I’m a health coach, but I’m a person too and how I cope with stress and too many things in my head is by sometimes SHUTTING DOWN.

So, what am I doing to get back on track?

  1. I don’t have a health coach or a life coach, so my idea is to hire a coach. In reality, it’s just not someone, she’s a person who I’ve been following since a while and she’s just amazing. Hopefully, she will have a little space for me.
  2. Focus on the moment. I always say to others that when we get nervous or stressed about all the things that we have to do, we should focus just on the next day. Yeah, I’m really good at giving advice, less in following them. Like everybody out there.
  3. Breathe. Damn, sometimes the air is missing (and not just because here in Seville is 30 degrees already). I feel this heavy weight on my chest when things get big. I teach breathing techniques in class, but I rarely use them on myself. Like I said before, I’m really good at telling others what to do, less good in applying them myself.
  4. Plan them out. I will list the things, from the most important to the less. I will put them on the agenda and I will focus on them one at a time.

That’s it, that’s what I plan to do get back on track and stop hiding myself from the world watching Netflix or playing The Sims 4.

What’s your trick when you want to hide from the world? How do you relax? Let a comment down here, or head back to Facebook or Instagram and let me know down there.

Love,

Elena.

26 years old Italian living in Spain. Yoga teacher and health coach with a passion for writing, traveling and learning.

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