Hello there, last day of January! That happened fast. In fact, too fast for me to do any kind of January goal post or a recap of what happened. Slow down, 2016!
Since I can’t convince the year to take it a little slower I will instead offer you a few ideas for a nice afternoon reading relaxation. Know the limits of what you can do, right?! No matter which day you’re reading this: I hope it’s a good one in your life.
Good good [food for thought]
How We Train Our Brains to Hate Our Bodies by Jessie Kneeland via Greatist
Is it possible to re-train our minds to see the true beauty others can see in us and value ourselves for achievements rather than appearance?
Good good [advice, inspiration and other insightful reads]
Treat Yourself Like a Toddler. via Ember Grey
Giving yourself the same love and care you’d give a child is one of the best pieces of advice for everyday life.
5 Things To Remember When You’re Having A Bad Body Day via Peaceful Dumpling
These might not make the discomfort fade away in an instant but are great reminders nonetheless.
3 Beautiful Ways to Strengthen a “Thank You.” via Elephant Journal
Great ideas to give even more meaning to the two words all of us should say more often.
Always Late? 9 Tips for Overcoming Chronic Lateness. via Gretchen Rubin
Determining the ‘why’ behind this bad habit is key in finding solutions for a change.
10 Life Lessons That Can Only Be Learned Through Tough Times via Anastasia Amour
As much as we dislike struggles it’s so true these times are when we learn our biggest life lessons.
6 Simple Strategies for Being Happy Alone via Psychology Today
Even if we’re not truly alone these are some good ideas to develop a deeper relationship with ourselves.
12 Ways to Reduce Household Trash via Om Nom Herbivore
Reusable bags are a must for me and all of the other tips listed here are very clever, too.
9 Practical Ways to Lower Your Sugar Intake via Oatmeal with a Fork
While I’m not against sugar I like to be mindful about how much I consume and these tricks will help with that.
Good good [food]
Whipped Marshmallow Cream via Floral Frosting
She had me at “fluffy clouds of melted marshmallow”. Who wouldn’t want to top everything with this?!
Almond Joy Almond Butter via Amy’s Healthy Baking
What happens when the craving for a popular candy bar turns into every blogger’s favourite spread – sugar-free, too.
Vegan Banana Creme Brulée via Feating on Fruit
… and there you already head over to Natalie’s site before I can even say more. Understandly so with a recipe title like that.
Healthy Buddha Bowl Recipes via Fit Foodie Finds
It’s no secret food eaten from bowls is immediately more comforting and these dishes deliver all the colours and nutrients.
Broccoli Potato White Bean Soup via Healthy. Happy. Life
Creamy, packed with vegetables and beans: Simple and good good food for those [not-so?] cold winter days.
Happiness-inducing today: Going for a short walk in the morning before a constant rain set in.