We asked our founders Tekla & Helen who both are advocates of self care, to give some tips and share with us how they embrace themselves in their life.
For us, self care means looking after your body, mind and soul so you can be your best self.
Take time to spoil yourself and do things that make you feel good. Plan a “date” for yourself, Put me-time in your calendar and choose the activities you know you love. Eat your favourite dish, take a bath, do a home hair or body treatment, pamper yourself with things that you might feel like you don’t have the time for. Planning things in advance makes you look forward to the date and you get a bubbly feeling until it is time :) This is also something I love to do with my BF and we both get bubbly and happy when planning what we are going to eat and do together during our date.
Any physical activity is soul food for me. Do some youtube yoga or a workout, or if possible workout with a friend, take a walk, kitesurf, play tennis or any other activity to get some endorphins flowing. It’s always extra hard to push yourself when feeling low but those are the days you need it the most. The feeling & mood afterwards is priceless.
If you have plenty to do and feel like you don’t have any time for self care. Put on your favourite playlist, shake your booty & sing along during whatever you are doing. Cleaning, cooking & doing the laundry gets so much more fun while listening to your favourite songs.
For me my morning routine is essential because it’s the time of the day where I can truly focus on myself and get in the right mindset. My mornings usually start at 5:00am (sometimes later if my body needs more sleep). I begin with a glass of water followed by 20 minutes of meditation, where I go through what I’m grateful for, visualise my dreams and my ideal day. Some days I journal and write my thoughts down as well. After the meditation, I move my body in some way - it can either be a home workout, a walk in nature with a podcast in my ears or just a simple stretch! Taking time to boost myself this way really sets me up for the day ahead in a positive direction!
Embrace who you are by practising positive self talk! Write a love letter with all the good things about you, that you can open and read when you need a little boost! Grab a pen and paper and sit in a comfortable place. Start to think about what you love about yourself and the things you are proud of. What are the things that make you smile? What are the great things your friends would say about you? Be your own biggest supporter and don’t let any insecure thoughts bring you down. You are amazing and beautiful the way you are. <3