It has often been said that if you can't love yourself, how in the h*ll are you going to be able to love someone else? That's why we plan to tap these self-care habits (and add the necessary tools to our online shopping baskets) to set us up for a year of success
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When we all shout "Happy New Year" in unison at midnight, there's already an undeniable dread in the air – a resolution dread that is.
Are you militant in keeping the promises you've made yourself? Or do you find yourself slipping up on January 1st? Regardless of your level of ambition, focusing on self-care is an excellent way to stay on track. After all, there are several grounding habits to explore and adopt before setting out to conquer the world.
Below, Vogue Scandinavia has gathered some new self-care habits to inspire your fresh start focused on self-love.
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Journaling may initially seem overwhelming, but it can be an incredibly powerful tool for personal growth. By writing down your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and reflections, you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the things that matter to you. This increased self-awareness can help you navigate everyday challenges with greater ease and clarity, and ultimately lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Start small, and just allow the words to flow – you never know where your new journaling journey may take you!
When it comes to self-love, some habits may feel uncomfortable to adopt – perhaps even slightly silly. Daily affirmations are one such practice. Really, how impactful can repeating some positive words out loud really be? The answer is impossibly impactful. We are creatures of habit, after all, and most of us have a habit of talking down on ourselves. This is where positive daily affirmation may flick the switch in your head, helping you see yourself in a much better light.
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Meditation, breath work
It is common sense that we have to breathe to stay alive, but were you aware that most of us are not breating properly? If you ever feel yourself suddenly chipping for air unexpectedly, stress is no doubt the main culprit. This is where practicing your breathwork can come in handy. Be it classic box breathing on-the-go during your work day, or a dedicated meditation session, we strongly implore you to try the fundamentals for a (proper) breath of fresh air using the full capacity of your lungs.
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