I believe it’s important to prioritize your wellbeing. Whatever you need to breathe a little deeper, you should do that.
For me, taking time off but then staying at home doesn’t do the trick at all. I’ll go around in circles, not really getting properly rested and not really accomplishing anything worth mentioning, either. It’s very unsatisfying and within three hours I’m deeply depressed. Going away on the other hand, now that works! Whether it’s a borrowed house, camping or a nice hotel is not really important, as long as I’m away from my everyday settings.
A few days ago I finally did something I really should have done ages ago; spa retreat. My mom and I went to the wonderful Varberg Spa for two days of relaxing – it was a sort of trial run, just to see if this might be something worth doing more often. Turns out, it really is!
The staff were professional and very helpful, the treatments were incredible, the food was delicious and the surroundings were just beautiful.
Wearing a big fluffy bathrobe and being pampered all day and then fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves is definitely something I could get used to. I can’t wait to go on a spa retreat again.
There is just one potential (financial) danger one should be aware of; the seemingly innocent phrase “just put it on the room” is a slippery slope. Just saying..
Returning home, I brought with me an arsenal of new soaps and lotions, creating a spa kind of feeling in my apartment.
If nothing else, I now smell absolutely amazing.
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These days I don’t have a lot of words – or time to write even. Life is busy and full of plans and projects and breathtaking potential.
I do find time to take a few pictures here and there of whatever resonates with my current state of mind.
This one I found today and it’s just perfect ❤
When I returned from my Indian adventure a few weeks back, my roommate had started sprouting. Chick peas, lentils, beans – you name it, she had sprouted it.
I decided to give it a try as well and it is awesome. This is like superfood healthy snack stuff – and it is actually really easy.
Another bonus is that watching anything grow is such a life affirming thing – and what better than spending spring growing stuff.
Dada da da da dada da da da da – yes, it is the food channel jingle.
Today we are sprouting red beans – and let me tell you, you are going to love them.
- First you soak the beans in plenty of water for a day. Here it is a good rule of thumb to only sprout what you expect to eat in a few days. Better to sprout often than sprout large is what I say – or actually my roommate said that.
- You now spread out the beans on a plate or something similar and put them somewhere conveniently out-of-the-way.
- Every day you rinse the beans so they don’t dry out.
- Within 2-3 days the beans will have sprouted and you can start using them for and in anything imaginable.