I’m a big advocate for self-care (regular readers might have noticed after seeing the 30 day self-care challenge or one of the seasonal self-care articles). Nonetheless I am very aware self-care has become a buzz-word for long luxurious baths and investing in a pair of overpriced PJ’s. In this article I would like to grab the opportunity to share the best self-care tips I’ve ever received with you on a variety of topics: From beauty to finances, and from mental to physical exercise. Because self-care is all about being self-aware – and being kind and considerate for yourself – in all areas of life!
I love myself a good quote any day – especially written on a desktop wallpaper to remind myself of something powerful every time I start up my computer. But instead of picking something extensive and elaborate, I was more in the mood for something simple and effective. This is why I curated a selection of minimalistic quote desktop wallpapers: To adorn the background of your monitor with a cheery reminder every day!
It started out as a couple of bumps around my nose. Then, several doctors visits and aggressive skin creams later, I found out I had Perioral Dermatitis. Although this skin condition can come and go as easily as the tides, I found there are some things that helped me make it disappear. And it still does to date! This is the story about how I managed to cure Perioral Dermatitis – in the hopes of helping others beat it too!
Ikigai is a Japanese term which roughly translates to “a sense of purpose” or “a reason for being” – something a lot of us tend to look for nowadays. No wonder this concept is gaining more popularity in Western Culture! I picked up some books on the topic in the hopes of learning more about Ikigai, and how to find it. Was the similarly named book “Ikigai” any help? Read all about it in this Ikigai : The Japanese secret to a long and happy life book review.
With spring around the corner, there are butterflies both in my backyard and in my stomach. Because traditionally this is the time to start spring-cleaning – which can be combined with a hearty round of decluttering! Nothing beats a clean and tidy home after you’ve set your mind to it and put in the hard work. But is spring the best time to get your cleaning and decluttering done? What is the perfect time to start decluttering?
Smoothies are generally made with fruits like blueberries and strawberries, making them milk-shaky and delicious. And with overpowering berry flavors, it’s easy to throw in some greens as you’ll barely end up tasting them!
But what if you’d like to avoid berries all together? Or if you’d like to add some extra (and unconventional) greens? If you want to avoid some of the fruity calories, or if you simple enjoy the green and earthy flavor? Look no further: In this article I will share my favorite green smoothie recipes with you!
Want for Wellness has been proud to present you several challenges so far, which I have personally completed with a lot of fun and dedication. And I am not the only one: Numerous readers (and followers on social media) have reported to have joined me on these varying journeys of personal growth. These are Want for Wellness’ best 30 day challenges for self improvement. Make sure to take a look!
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.
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.