Shoplog: Five new plants

Five new plants: cactus shopping

I don’t have a garden or a balcony, for which I compensate by filling my apartment with plants. Succulents are definitely my favourite type. They come in many different shapes and colors, and they’re easy to take care of. I water mine only once or twice a month and they’ve survived perfectly fine so far. Yesterday I went to Ikea to buy some storage boxes and decided to shop for plants as well while I was there. My plan was to buy one or two, but I ended up buying five instead.

Usually Ikea has a lot of choice, but I was a bit disappointed this time. Most of their succulents and cacti were extremely small and I had a hard time finding two that I liked. After a long search I ended up buying an aloe vera plant and a cactus.

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6 things that scare me when traveling

Scared when traveling

Going on a vacation should be a relaxing, happy experience. However, for me it often is an extremely stressful time. There is so much that can go wrong and every little inconvenience feels worse when it happens in a country you’re not familiar with. I just got back from a holiday outside of Norway, and created a list of everything that scares me when traveling.

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Kombucha tea review

Kombucha review

I’ve always enjoyed tea a lot and ever since I quit coffee tea has become my go-to drink. Most of the time I stick with herbal teas, such as chamomile tea or rooibos. They’re naturally caffeine free and come in many different flavors. However, sometimes I enjoy a cup of black or green tea as well, specially early in the morning. A while ago I was on YouTube looking for new and creative ways to consume my tea. That’s when I first came across kombucha tea. Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea and is supposed to be very healthy.

It sounded really interesting to me, but I didn’t want to produce it myself. So when I came across a whole assortment of kombucha teas in the local health store, I knew I had to give it a try. I ended up buying a bottle from Kombucha Bryggeriet, a local producer. In this blogpost I’ll share my first experience with the beverage.

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Third summer since moving to Norway

Third summer since moving to Norway

This is my third summer here since moving to Norway. During the last semester of university, almost three years ago, I was an intern at a design agency in Oslo. I lived here for three months, from February to June. And I liked it a lot. SoI started searching for a proper job and immediately after graduating I moved back here. Moving to Norway was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I still enjoy living in Oslo. Last month I wrote a blogpost about questions related to my immigration. This time, to celebrate my 2 year anniversary here, I’m writing a post about what my first three summers looked like.

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7 steps towards better sleep.

How to achieve better sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things in our lives. While we’re sleeping, our brain processes information from the past day. But that’s not the only reason sleep is good for us. It also has a positive impact on our creativity, focus and even our weight.

Unfortunately, we often don’t take sleeping seriously enough, or just fail to achieve a proper night’s sleep. During my college years I rarely had more than 6 hours of sleep and often had to pull all-nighters. My habits didn’t really improve after I graduated and a few months into my first job I started noticing the bad side effects of my unhealthy lifestyle.

Luckily my habits have changed by now, and I figured out how to improve my sleep quality. These days I feel less tired, more focused, more productive and most of all, I feel way happier. Here’s a list with tips on how you can improve your sleep as well.

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