When the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became more alarming over time, I found myself wondering how to work on my health and to strengthen my immune system.
I started to be more mindful about the food I ate, physical exercises, breathing and grounding exercises. But I came to realize that if I want to maintain a healthy body, there is a lot more to do. Despite everything I did to keep myself healthy, I was feeling constantly tired and moody. Then I started to bake the 100th gluten-free and vegan banana bread or cookies. Thus I would eat sometimes even in the evening, but they didn’t made my gut happy!
During the past few years, I have been very conscious about the food choices and overall self-care. Eating clean, plant based meals, committing to a 16-hour food break from the last meal of the day to breakfast next morning. Also incorporating workouts, at least 5 days a week— are the essential commitments for a healthy lifestyle.
back to my latest series, #WellnessWednesday in the new Wellness & Health
category, where I highlight how I celebrate my personal self-care in everyday
life. For today’s #WellnessWednesday post, I want to share my wellness routine
and how my self-care routine looks like.
Staying healthy during winter is hard; many of us get lazier, exercise a little less, feel more tied, crave more sugar as well as heavy food. Although soups and stews can provide us with lots vitamins, but they are not enough.
Winter can be harsh, and it’s important to take some preventative measures to maintain your health during cold and dark seasons. It’s essential to eat healthy, and get plenty of rest during fall and winter. Additionally, with the help of the right supplements you can survive the cold months.
Here are five excellent supplements that keep me at my best during winter:
I love winter, but my skin and hair disagrees. The cold weather in the combination of the dry heat we have in our houses and office, necessarily leads to dehydrate our hair and skin.
Trichologists say that a hormonal imbalance can lead to numerous of inner and outer issues, from adult acne to weight gain. If your hormones are out of control the effects will show throughout the whole body (and that includes your hair). Then stress, iron deficiency, thyroid imbalance, vitamin B12 deficiency, extreme weight loss, age, and not taking care of your hair and skin plays a huge role.
A question I get asked often “How can you stay motivated to wake-up early, workout, be in the office, go to appointments, attend events, travel, do this and do that?” My answer is, it’s only a mindset and a strong willpower.
Starting my day at 6 AM with warm lemon water, prepare a healthy breakfast and create a to-to list for the day, doesn’t always happen naturally. I do have “grey” days, when everything seems impossible, overwhelming, and difficult to have strong willpower to motivate myself and be productive.
In the beginning of the 2016 I was almost experiencing a burnout, which made me very unhappy from the inside. I used to attend every event, meeting people everyday, working non-stop, traveling a lot, going to the fashion weeks etc. I became literally like a robot, and everything became very static. I came to realize that nothing can make me happy, if I don’t fix my inside first. Slowly, I learned to say ‘NO’ and instead of events or meetings, I started to take care of myself and do more grounded things. As I no longer have FOMO “Fear Of Missing Out”, I am much happier and content with the person I am today. Therefore I want to share few tips, how you can also practice the art of JOMO:
This is probably the most vulnerable and personal article I am sharing with you today. Have you ever heard about anxiety and do you know how it feels? It happens suddenly, and you feel a period of excessive worry. You start worrying about everything, even about the things you have to do. You worry about your responsibilities at work, and all the obligations you have in your personal life. Then the constant aching feeling that you are not doing enough disturbs you, and so the blockage of letting go of the fear becomes very difficult.
Have you ever heard about hyperhidrosis? Today I want to explain my story. Excessive underarm sweating always affected my life, until I decided to microwave my underarms two years ago. I grew up in South East Europe, more precisely in Kosovo, where temperatures would reach 45 degrees from June to September. I always felt embarrassed to wear something colorful that showed the wet marks under my arms. Sometimes even in the coldest days of winter in Vienna, I’d have wet marks under my arms due to stress or being nervous.