March Health Essentials


It's still freezing outside and we had more snow this month then we did in December, although it's officially Spring time! Miriam from the blog But, Still Breathing wrote a post about how winter and spring time connect to setbacks and comebacks which was exactly what I experienced this month. You can read it here.

March has been a month of reflection for me. I took some days off and went on a holiday with my family. I kind of lost my motivation and inspiration for Graphic Organic and I realized it was time to take a step back and focus on my health. I decided it was time to make a more realistic planning including more breaks.

My break helped me to get new inspiration and energy. I have been working on a new design for the shop which will be coming out soon.

Without further ado, I'm going to share three things that I have been loving in March.

1) The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

I bought this book back in February but the word "hygge" has been trendy for a while now. So many bloggers and social media influencers are talking about it. I vaguely knew that hygge was a Danish term for living well but it was time to dive into this trend and learn more about it.

The author of this book is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute of Copenhagen. About two years ago I went on a trip to Copenhagen and fell in love with the culture. People are really nice and laid-back, there are more bikes than cars and the food is natural and organic. Denmark is the second happiest country in the world so it seems like we can learn a lot from them.

Don't expect to find the key to happiness in this book. Personally, I rather consider it as a guide that helps you to enjoy and appreciate the little things in life more intensely.

Whether it is laying snuggled up under a blanket with a cup of coffee reading a book or it is going to a family summer BBQ. I learned new things about Denmark as a country but also about their general attitude towards life.

Denmark has an average of 179 days per year with precipitation so you could think how on earth are they so happy? I would say, read the book and find out the recipe of hygge.

2) FastPass For Spoonies Hoodie

I went with my family to a holiday park in nature and it was the perfect place to wear this hoodie. I created a sporty look with leggings and a matching hat. It's perfect for early spring time, just when it's too hot to wear a jacket and when it's too cold to go out in a T-shirt. For me personally, when I put it on, the text was a reminder that it's okay to take things slow and that I didn't need to push myself to hard.

These hoodies are unisex and fit great on every body type. My dad has the same one and has been wearing it all winter because they're so comfy.

Blogger The Disabled Diva (Cynthia) recently wore this one in Disneyland California and got many compliments from cast members.

3) Yankee Candle Vanilla Lime

If you know me, you know how much I love scented candles. All my Christmas candles were burned down so it was time to bring spring scents into my office. I've been enjoying especially the Vanilla Lime from Yankee Candle.

The candle is basically a mix between vanilla ice cream and mojito's. During fall and winter I prefer stronger scents by Bath & Body Works but I think the subtle, fresh scent is perfect for this season.

*Where to find these products:

- The Little Book of Hygge: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Hygge-Danish-Secrets/dp/0062658808/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521639902&sr=8-1&keywords=hygge+book

- FastPass Hoodie: https://www.graphic-organic.com/product-page/fastpass

- Yankee Candle Vanilla Lime: https://www.yankeecandle.com/product/vanilla-lime/_/R-1107078

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