What do Salvador Dali, Albert Einstein and Ludwig van Beethoven have in common? Besides the fact all three were brilliant in their respective fields, they all took regular power naps which provided them with new and unique insights. Additionally, many people feel short naps are the key to their success as it makes them more productive and more focussed during the day. Let’s take a page from their book, by having a refreshing nap now and then! In this article I’ll share with you the best tips on how to power nap.
Last month, while I was on holiday, I hit the 100 post mark. A milestone, as I generally tend to put a lot of effort into my writings! It inspired me to browse through Want for Wellness and see which articles were most successful and which posts I enjoyed writing the most. The answer was, those of a more personal nature.
Now admittedly, all my posts generally have a personal nature. I started Want for Wellness to share my findings about the various concepts of physical and mental health, and I only write about what drives or interests me. But some articles describe past events in my life, brain-snippets which occupy me endlessly, or bad habits I’m looking to change. In other words; these articles can get pretty damn personal.
This is why I would like to share with you my 10 favorite personal articles, as they occupy a special place in my heart.
This October I had room and time to make a start to get some more structure in my life (which resulted in a couple of articles, and a good couple of blog concepts and drafts). I welcomed the fall-season with a good bit of self-care and had the pleasure of doing my media recommendations from poolside Portugal. Read all about it in this Wellness Roundup for October 2018!
I love practicing gratitude, as it tends to keep my mind on the right track. And with it’s many proven advantages you could almost call it al pillar in practicing self-love and self-care. But is practicing gratitude really a solution to feel better in any case? It took me a while to find out but the answer is no: Practicing gratitude doesn’t work for everyone. And here’s why.
After the success of the round-up of self-care activities you can practice during spring, I decided to do a similar article for this season. Because to me autumn is all about comfort and coziness: The perfect time to practice self-care. But I also find it an ideal time to make room for new beginnings after summer. This top 10 is inspired by those themes! I hope these fall self-care ideas will inspire you to do lovely, if not great things.
Last year I read an about the joy of barefoot walking. Instead of writing it off as a new-age peculiarity I chimed in that I used to roam the woods barefoot as a kid by days on end, with dark soles and a light mood. From then on I felt I should give the concept another try. This is an article about the benefits of barefoot walking, and how I put barefoot walking to the test!
This July was slow and warm. Although I managed to spend a lot of quality time with my family – a commendable result of being forced to take things easy due to the heat – I am looking forward to easier temperatures! I did manage to type out two heat-related articles and finish a trilogy of books and three seasons of a dramady series. Check it out in this Wellness Roundup for July 2018!
There’s a beautiful expression I try to live by: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” This expression has always appealed to me because:
A) You shouldn’t waste your life waiting for better times to come and
B) I love me a bit of rain, no matter the season
Unfortunately, I can’t really remember the last time the soil around here has seen a little rain. And that in a country which is famed for dreary summers.