Practicing Self Care


The topic of ‘self care’ is so big nowadays, so much that it makes you wonder what does even mean 'self care'? That’s why, I have been doing some research on the topic and found myself thrilled about the idea. It is not a novice idea, but in a fast pace world like that of the west, it may seem like a new concept. More excitedly, I have decided to spend some time lately practicing ‘slow living’; the idea of being productive while slowing down the need to consistently be in a hurry to get things done. For someone like myself who lives her life like a To-Do Checklist, practicing slow living has been a bit of an adjustment. With that comes the concept of self care, and not always being anxious about not crossing everything off my to-do list for the day. This is where, you take the time to take care of your body, mind and soul, the best way possible.


For me, every morning I listen to music for at least half an hour, listen to a podcast, and read a spiritual book, to get my thoughts in the right space to start a busy day. Then, once a week, I take an entire morning or day, to make myself a new delicious home cooked meal, go to the gym for an hour or hot yoga flow session, go to the bookstore to purchase a book on sale, then I go home to make myself a nice dinner and read my newly purchased book in one seating.


Self care is so critical to getting yourself sustained and recharged. Especially for young millennials who are constantly on the go juggling multiple projects at once, hobbies and family time. Taking some time to yourself, is not selfish, rather it is necessary. To give yourself to people, to be productive at work, to get the juices flowing in your brain so that you can generate new ideas; time to yourself is crucial.


The picture shared above of the crêpes, was made last week while channeling my inner Martha Stewart and Snoop Doggy Dog. Here is the recipe:

Crepes (mix dry ingredients first, then add the rest):
2 eggs
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1/3 cup of water
3 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of vegan butter

Toppings (cook for 30 minutes on low temperature):
1 large peach sliced
2 tablespoon of coconut oil
Brown sugar
Slice banana, and add maple syrup on top

1 comment

  1. So true Nohemie, in today's world especially, and we don't need to explain it to anyone....

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