Rebel Fin ambassador Sanna from Tranås, Sweden, creatively expresses her thoughts and feelings on the past year and how she’s overcome the challenges thrown her way.
Moving fast forward
Limbs are out of control
Forgetting to breath
Remembering to breath
Focusing on the track
Limbs are under control
We live in a world where things move fast. Certain factors are creating more stress then ever. Plans are not working out. A wave of pressure rolls towards us; from ourselves, our family, friends and partners. Pressure can be received in negative ways, but it can also help us to focus.
Depending on how we talk to ourselves during stressful situations can make a huge difference. Our inner-dialogue holds a lot of power.
The most common mistake we can make, when our world is turned upside down, is to start moving faster, finding more things to do, keeping busy.
Instead we should pause, take a breathe, refocus, remember who we are and THEN go!
Go with the flow and see the opportunities unfold instead of focusing on the closed doors.
So many good things happened, and so many bad things happened at the same time.
A continuous loop of doors closing and doors opening.
Love, relationships and growth.
A year of remodelling values and morals. The importance of the self without being selfish.
Believe it or not, I never thought that this year I would be put in federal prison in Hawaii and also win the first stop of the Danish surf tour in both long boarding and short boarding.
(Winning the competition was a huge accomplishment for me because I suck at competing.)
Falling in love with my self and falling out of love with others. This year I learnt the importance of boundaries and how healthy they are. People will react, there will be a shift, and, depending on the relationship, that shift will make it stronger or weaker. Be ready that if you are practicing boundaries, people will follow.
Learning how to respect others plays a big role in how they will treat you.
Staying on track and continuing to show up for myself self has been a big one this year. Most importantly on the days I don’t feel like it.
A practice of consistency.
Believing that you are worthy of success.
Fuck, this year? I love it.
This year we learnt the hard way.
Experiencing hell and heaven at the same time,
Whilst being under so much pressure.
And remember, you are never alone. There is always someone to talk to. Let’s promote a community where all values, boundaries and beliefs are welcome. Differences are the beauty of this world. Let’s work together, let’s celebrate others wellbeing.
We don’t choose what happens to us. Pressure and regular “life stresses” are something we can’t control. It has nothing to do with us.
We’ve all been hit hard by the trials and tribulations of this year. Life can be hard. All you can do is focus on your positivity and learn how to handle situations when under pressure.
I AM GOOD UNDER PRESSURE
I CAN USE STRESS AS A POWERFUL TOOL TO FOCUS
I AM AWARE OF MY REALITY BUT CHOOSE A POSITIVE MINDSET
WHEN I FEEL ANXIOUS I KNOW MY HEART IS IN IT
I AM EXCITED
You can do this
I can do this
We can do this