How to love yourself  

How to love yourself  

Well hello again friends! 😊

 

Today we will look a little at something that is both health and beauty related. That is: how to love yourself. When you love yourself, you find yourself feeling better, but also looking better.

So today I will talk a little about what I do, to remind myself and my body, that I love it. Because I-and you guys too- deserved to feel loved ❤


To love oneself is a hard but rewardable task.

A few great reasons to love yourself are: self-love attracts love, it reduces stress, helps you make healthier decisions, makes you feel and look younger, motivates you and make you seem more attractive.

Some of the ways you can achieve this:
Stop comparing yourself to others. Instead of saying they are prettier or more clever, realize that you are both awesome.

Take care of your body. It is the place you will live all your life, so make it feel great by pampering it once in a while and staying healthy.

Do something you love every day. This is a reward to yourself and a reminder that you are worth it.

Speak kindly to yourself and DO NOT call yourself names. It never helps on anything to call yourself ugly or stupid. You are listening so it will only make you feel down, and at some point, you will start believing it. Instead try turning it around so that when you want to call yourself stupid, tell yourself that everyone makes mistakes and it happens.

Know that you are not perfect, and no one is. Humans were never born to be perfect, they were born to be individually awesome. Instead embrace who you are and try playing by your strengths and strengthening your weaknesses.

Compliment yourself on a daily basis. If you compliment yourself daily, you will start believing what you say, so remember to tell yourself something great every day.

Learn to say no (or yes). Remember to say no to things that you sincerely do not want to, or things that just stress you out. But still remember to say yes to some things, like new experiences or stuff you deep down want to go to. You are worth it to be true to yourself.

Laugh every day. Laughing reduces stress and increases the happiness hormone in the body.
 

These was some of the things I do, to let myself feel loved, and I hope you will do some of these to. Some of these things might be hard to do when you start, but as you go on, everything gets easier. So do your best every day, because you deserve it, and you are worth it.

I love, love, love you guys, and I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time. ❤ 😊

 

Xoxo

Luna

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Benefits of walking  

Benefits of walking  

 

Welcome back all my lovely people!

 

Today we will touch a very important subject to me. That is: walking.

I love walking both as a way to relax, exercise and get some fresh air. I enjoy the nature, and all the different impressions one simple walk can do. That is why I aspire to take a walk every day.

So to get you guys to walk too, I wanted to tell you some of the great and countless benefits of a daily walk.

Mind though, a 30-45 minute walk everyday can accomplish all of this, so you don’t have to walk for 4 hours each day. Mind too, I’m talking about outdoor walking 😊

  1. Your mood will improve and you will feel happier. Regular walking modifies your nervous system and because of this you will experience a decrease in anger and hostility. And if you walk with someone else, it will help you feel connected and in that way boost your mood. Beside this, walking makes your brain release the “happiness” chemicals serotonin and dopamine, which lifts mood both during and after a workout.
  2. You might lose weight. Regular walking can help you improve how your body reacts to insulin and therefore reduce belly fat. Beside this it increases your metabolism and helps you burn extra calories and prevents muscle loss. Walking also releases a fat burning hormone called irisin, scientists have said that it appears to reprogram fat cells to burn energy instead of storing it (that is also why we get an increase in our metabolism)
  3. Your health will improve. Walking lowers your blood sugar levels and overall risk of getting diabetes. It can also lower your risk of having a heart attack by 35%, this is according to 18 different studies. Walking lowers the chance of developing lung cancer by up to 30% and can help reduce the symptoms of asthma or other lung diseases. It might also reduce lower back pain and limit chronic diseases. There has also been a lot of studies to find out If walking could make you live longer, and most of them found that, you can add almost 2 years to your life if you walk daily.
  4. You’ll poop better. Yes I just said poop. A regular walking routine can improve gastric mobility, which helps you get all that waste out of your body.
  5. You will improve brain power. Walking releases a protein called BDNF, this protein encourages growth of new brain cells, and can help against memory loss and dementia. Beside this it boosts the place in your brain that sparks creativity. Walking also help supply your brain with oxygen and glucose, which helps it function even better.
  6. It can make you look better. Walking (and exercise in general) can make your skin look younger, since walking increases the production of collagen, which is a protein that keeps your skin smooth and elastic. Beside this, walking might improve your flexibility, balance and posture since you walk up straight, and use a lot of the different muscles in your body. It can also help tone your legs, arms and butt.

 

That’s some of the many benefits of walking daily. These mentioned is some of my favorites.
That’s all for this time guys. I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time 😊 ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

Why I drink lemon water  

Why I drink lemon water  

 

Hellooooo you beautiful creatures!

Today we will look a little at a thing I have a hard time doing. Drinking lemon water.

I usually do this when I feel like I have some time for it, if not, I’ll forget about it because it is a lot of work (well compared to just drinking regular tap water).
Making the lemon infused water isn’t really hard, you just have to cut your lemon and put some of the slices in either a glass, water bottle or a can (I usually use half a lemon)
The hard part though, is having to clean it. You don’t want old lemon slices to stay and make the water go bad. I know, I know. This isn’t THAT hard, I’m just really lazy 😀
Another way to do it, is to just squeeze the lemon juice into the water (which is muuuuuch easier)

So today to motivate you guys- and myself too, I will tell you some of the great benefits of WHY I drink lemon water. (Hot lemon water is also great since it brings out more of the vitamins and benefits of the lemon)

  • Lemon water gives your skin a great glow
  • Helps with your digestion and stimulates liver
  • Helps detoxify your skin and body
  • Can help ease an upset stomach
  • Flush toxins out of your system. Yep in ALL ways.
  • Might lead to younger looking skin and less wrinkles
  • Boosts your energy and mood
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Might help you loose weight. The Pectin Fiber in Lemons assists in fighting your hunger cravings
  • Might reduce anxiety and depression. Just the SCENT of lemons can have a calming effect

 

So as you can see, there is a LOT of great benefits of Lemon water, and I definitely have to drink it some more! For a starter, I’m drinking it every weekend morning to get me going.
Please notice though, that these benefits only occur after a longer use of drinking lemon water. You cant just drink it once and think- yup that’s is.

 

Some of the improvements I see and feel the most, is the energy and mood boost, a boost in my immune system(since I have a especially shitty immune system), the detoxifying in both body and skin, and how it helps with digestion.

 

So that’s all for today, I hope you got a little excited about joining the lemon water wagon, just like I will.
Last but not least. I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time ❤

 

Xoxo

Luna

Destress ideas

Destress ideas

Welcome back you beautiful people!

Today we will relax and take a deep breath, because today, we will talk about some of the ways there are to destress!

I myself tend to get pretty tense pretty fast, and don’t really feel that I am stressed until it is too late. If you know that feeling and are at least a little like that too, please read on. 😊

 

Here are some ideas that I use, when I try to destress:

  • Listen to your favorite music-preferable something that makes you happy, or have some relaxing tunes
  • Take a walk outside in the fresh air
  • Do some easy stretches
  • Meditate
  • Read a book you really enjoy
  • Close your eyes and count to 10 (or 50 or 100, depending on how stressed you are. Remember to breathe slowly in the meantime)
  • Write in your journal about all that stresses you out, or just whatever you have on your mind
  • Write down 10 things you are grateful about
  • Doodle or draw something
  • Call a friend
  • Disconnect from al technology (if possible) for a little while
  • Watch a funny movie or video that can make you laugh
  • Practice yoga
  • Do something nice for someone else
  • Take a nice and warm shower
  • Hug someone
  • Play with a pet
  • Organize or clean (I do this a lot when I’m stressed, both because I like doing it, but it also gives me a feeling that there’s actually something I can control myself)
  • Drink a cup of tea- preferable your favorite or chamomile
  • Give yourself a massage-or ask for one from someone you live with (for example)
  • Sit in the sun
  • Look out the window and do some people looking
  • Eat a little bit of chocolate
  • Make lists of what has to happen (this helps me see clearly what I have to prioritize)

 

That’s it for today, I hope this was able to help some of you! 😊

I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time ❤

 

Xoxo ❤

Luna