Personal growth is very important in this 2019 world full of speed and stress. It’s true what they say: breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. But, why? Well, you need to energy if you want to tackle the ambitious goals that you’ve set for yourself, so a balanced breakfast should always be part of your morning routine. I always like to think of my body like I think about a car. If I noticed that I was almost out of gas before I set off from home, I’d rush to the nearest gas station to fill up my tank. Without gas, my car won’t be able to continue moving forward. And it’s the exact same with my body – I need to put in the right amount of fuel (food) so that I can continue moving forward as an entrepreneur.

We’ve all heard that morning people are the most productive people: “You’ve got to be part of the 5 am alarm club! If you’ve slept in past 6 am, then you’re behind already!” or the infamous “The early bird catches the worm!” Groan. According to a 2012 study published by the American Psychological Association, participants who self-identified as “morning people” reported feeling “happier and healthier than night owls.” One hypothesis from the research, however, is that the typical 9-5 workday is geared to benefit those who function at their best earlier in the day.

It`s important to give your mind and body a chance to get into a routine. Set a time that you want to wake up at (challenge yourself!) and stick to that. This will ensure your mind and body get into optimum mode sooner over a long period of time. There are much more benefits of waking up early, such as better concentration, increased problem-solving abilities or becoming more positive. Read additional info at Productivity.

Forget about “flattering”. If something is your style, I believe you should wear it – regardless of whether it supposedly “flatters” your body shape, makes you look two pounds thinner or draws attention to “flaws”. Because it’s not your job to look as close as possible to what’s currently considered ideal. Read this post if you want to know more about why I’m not a fan of the idea of “dressing for your body type”. Don’t emulate others – develop your own look.Obviously it’s fine to get inspired by others, I’m all for that. But I believe that as women we are already way too often encouraged to emulate other “prettier, more successful” women rather than think for ourselves and make our own decisions about what to wear and what to look like. When you are trying to emulate someone else you are also falling into the comparison trap. Comparing yourself is never a good idea if you care about your self-esteem, but when your point of comparison is a celebritiy who had a whole team of professionals working on her look, you can only lose.

Nature has unbelievable healing powers when it comes to both our physical, as well as mental health. So, what better way to implement and practice mindfulness in your home, than by filling your interior with all sorts of plants? The beauty and diversity of houseplants can evoke the feelings of peace and serenity, which is definitely something we all need in our living environments.

Most of us know that we should be practicing self-care, but when it comes to implementing it into our daily lives we struggle. While you may be juggling several priorities at once, it often leads to leaving your own needs at the bottom of your to-do list. Sure, your once-in-a-blue-moon social outings, salon appointments, and gym sessions might be considered self-care, but at its core self-care is about regular activities that help you recharge and make you feel good. If you’re not making time for daily self-care, you’re more likely to feel stressed, unfulfilled and overwhelmed. See additional info at Lifestyle blog.