Self care is so much more than washing your face, going to yoga or spending
time with yourself. It is all about how you speak to yourself, the messages you
send to your brain need to be positively happy and full of love. Treating
yourself with the respect and adoring the mind, body and spirit you have.
Becoming minimalist is key to a happier life.The Scandinavians are very good
at self care..Let's take a look at how the Scandinavian countries thrive.and
apply those principles to everyday life here in Canada. I just read the most
interesting article titled: "Move Over Hygge: Why Lagom Is The
Scandinavian Lifestyle Concept We Really Need.
What is so intriguing about Swedish lifestyle? I think it is the simplicity of the culture
myself and I am drawn to the clarity of the white space in Swedish design.
According to Forbes senior travel contributer, David Nikel, Travel Stockholm
based author and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström believes the Swedish
ethos of lagom is what truly defines Scandinavian lifestyle. As a foreigner living in
Sweden with experience of three very different cultures, she offers a unique
perspective on the concept in her book "Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living
What is Lagom? According to the author:
"Lagom in its most powerful form means “optimal”. It signifies the ideal state for
each one of us where we feel the most content and happy in our lives."
"Less is more" is a powerful concept that has taken hold in people of many cultures
and backgrounds. In the article Åkerström talks about how 'lagom is a
mindset and not just a specific set of actions to follow. Lagom wants us to find our
own balance and happy spots in life where we comfortably and naturally operate
within. There isn’t a specific habit to adopt, and my lagom is not going to be your
lagom. By focusing on our needs first and addressing them as fully as we can with
the highest quality we can afford, then we are already setting the stage for
contentment in our lives. By removing clutter and excess from our lives, we’re free
to pursue our passions with intention while learning to live with less
by being mindful."
This topic is so "now, I started writing this blog over 5 weeks ago. I was on a
mission to declutter my home and business. With COVID-19 ever-present I wanted
to share this concept with you. I know that I am using less of all my beauty ritual go
to's because my skin does not need so much nourishing repair because I am not
out everyday. It is good to not wear make up and let your skin breathe. It is also
great for the mind. You are beautiful without all the lipstick and make up and now
thankfully one of the good things coming out of this pandemic is the confidence to
go make up free and love yourself just as you are.
What are you using less of? What topics in home self care would you like us to
write about? After being an Aesthetic Instructor and an award winning Hair
Designer the biggest joy I receive still is making people feel good. Drop me a line at
firstname.lastname@example.org if I can help you with DIY beauty tips at home.
Xox, be safe and live well and of course lagom,
Chief Mermaid Indigena