There’s a reason that Hygge has become the latest trend. We live in a busy world where carving out self-care for ourselves has been set aside. Hygge Ideas on Ultimate Self-Care will give you tips on making sure you take care of the most important person in your life – YOU!
“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
― Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty
If you like hygge, I’m guessing you love all things cozy. I just started a new Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life. It’s a group where we share recipes, pictures of things that leave you in awe, and ideas on how to make your life just a little bit more snug. Join here to be part of the virtual cozy cabin.
How would your life change for the better if you were able to give yourself the nourishment you need in every aspect of your life? Most of us make sure everyone around us is taking care of, but end up neglecting ourselves in the process.
Here are the Hygge Ideas on Ultimate Self-Care:
1) Become your own best friend.
Stop looking for that person that will always support you. You already found her or him, just look in the mirror.
Learn to be your biggest fan. If you make a mistake, give yourself words of encouragement. When others treat you poorly, don’t allow it. Realize that you’re an amazing person and offer the world your gifts.
2) Lead your life from the heart.
Your head will give you great advice, but your heart will always guide you in the right direction if you put your best welfare first.
Make sure all your future decisions are made for the life you want to create, and not made because of old habits.
3) Make your own food.
When you make your own recipes, you know exactly what ingredients go into every bite. Keep in mind that restaurants and fast food places don’t always have your best interest at heart and sometimes use poor-quality ingredients or add too much salt to make their food taste better.
Taking control of the fuel you use to power your body throughout the day will completely change your life.
4) Beneficial beverages.
Instead of wasting empty calories on drinks that harm, rather than heal your body, change your drinks to ones that nourish your cells.
Drink herbal teas that help your organs do their job – I wrote a blog post called 7 Best Detox Teas for a Flatter Belly., You can make your own lemon ginger tea – recipe here, or make your own homemade hot cocoa with stevia, almond milk, and organic cacao.
I start every day now with green lemonade. I juice two apples, two lemons, one bunch of greens, one cucumber, half a bunch of celery and 1/4 of a fennel root. It usually makes one quart of juice and I drink it all morning.
5) Continued education.
Just because you graduated from high school or college, that doesn’t mean you need to stop learning.
Use your commute to work to listen to podcasts instead of music. Take that online course that interests you. Sign up for continuing education classes.
Invest in yourself, both for work and for pleasure.
6) Vision board.
Create that vision board you’ve meant to do. Your dreams should be kept in front of you at all times. When you come to different forks in the road, refer to your board to make sure you’re making the right choices.
When you learn to self-nurture yourself, keeping your dreams at the top of your mind will help you create the life you want.
7) Less, but better.
Commit to owning less stuff, but better quality. Make sure you love every article of clothing you have and that you’re comfortable wearing it. Are you happy with the quality of your bed and chairs? If not, sell other things you don’t really love and make sure you’re cozy both in your home and in your wardrobe.
8) Little luxuries.
Spoil yourself with high-quality inexpensive treats.
Buy an amazing candle with a scent you love. How about this maple syrup smelling candle with a wooden wick that sounds like a fireplace crackling. You can find one here.
When you get a sweet tooth, indulge in a small box of truffles.
9) Wrap yourself in nature.
Separating yourself from nature is unhealthy. Bring in plants to your home and go on treks through the woods every chance you get.
It’s time to let go of the people in your life that no longer serve your higher purpose. Just as you can have toxic items in your home, toxic relationships can be even more damaging.
Have a plan of how you want to start your day, how you live your day and how you end your day and try to stick with it. Make sure you fill your day with kindness for yourself and others.
12) Magical moments.
Look for the amazing things that are going on in the world, and tune out the negative. Look for those magic moments in a smile, the clouds, or even the beautiful notes of a song.
We’ve reached the end of Hygge Ideas on Ultimate Self-Care. I hope you enjoyed it!
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