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Camilla Tromborg

Self-care

DO YOU TREAT YOURSELF THE WAY YOU WISH OTHERS WOULD TREAT YOU?

Do you treat yourself the way you wish others would treat you? Otherwise, now is the time to start changing that. You get what you send out, so start to treat yourself right 💕✨

I believe that we get what we send out, both when it comes to thoughts, vibes and intentions. So if you want others to treat you well, you first need to start treating yourself the way you want to be treated.

Why wait for someone else to do the little things for you?

Start to treat yourself right – do the little things for yourself.

Do you go around wishing that your man would buy you flowers?
Stop waiting, and go buy yourself some beautiful flowers that can light up your space and your mood every time you look at them.

Go book yourself a massage. Go get a facial. Go out on a nice café and treat yourself to a delicious latte or a lovely lunch.

Treat yourself.

Stop waiting for others to do things for you, and start to create your own reality and do the things that makes you happy, go to the places you want to and treat yourself 💕✨

Question for you: Are you good at treating yourself? Or is this something you want to become better at, and do more of? Then take out your calendar right now and plot in 1 thing you can do to treat yourself this week. It could be buying fresh flowers, booking a facial or going to a nice café

Holistic beauty & skincare

5 FREE THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING

I’m all about self-care and doing things for your own well-being. But sometimes we can think that we need to buy this expensive face mask, go to a spa or spend money in order to take care of our self. That is so far from the truth. Here are 5 free things you can do for your own well-being 💕✨

“Remember to fill your cup, because you can’t pour from an empty cup”

Let’s just dive straight into it; 5 free things you can do for your own well-being

  1. Give yourself a Face Massage
    Giving yourself a face massage, or a body or foot massage is completely free. All you need is yourself. Use some oil for your face, and then put on some relaxing music, or do it while you watch a good movie. If you have a skin roller or a gua sha, you can use these tools as well to give yourself a lovely lymphatic drainage massage (search for this on youtube and you’ll find lots of demonstrations on this)
  2. Take a Foot Bath
    Use whatever bath salt, epsom salt or himalaya salt you have. Blend in a few drops of oils, and then just sit and completely relax and enjoy. Read a book, watch a good movie, or give yourself a face massage in the meanwhile.
  3. Go for a Walk in Nature
    This is so good for you. Yet something we can often forget to do in the midst of everyday life and to-do lists. But get outside. Breathe in the fresh air. Enjoy the sunshine. Enjoy the beauty of nature. The sound of birds singing. Just being present and grounding.

4. Do Yoga at Home
You can find so many online yoga videos online which you can use as a guide, or if you are already familiar with yoga, then just put on some relaxing music, roll out a mat and go with the flow. Move in a way that feels good for your body. Stretch it. Breathe. Feel whatever your body needs.

5. Meditate
Meditation is wonderful. It’s completely free, and you can do it everywhere. Just close your eyes. And breathe. Let go of any thoughts that might come up, just notice them and let them pass. Be present.

Question for you: What is your favourite way to take care of your own well-being? 💕✨

Health Holistic & Spiritual living

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Being healthy is about way more than just what you eat & how much you exercise. Your mental health is just as important. Here I share a few tips on how to take care of your mental health 🙏✨

Being healthy is about way more than just getting enough vegetables, drinking water and exercising. From a holistic standpoint, which I’m all about, you look at the individual as a whole – and everything is connected and affects other parts. Emotions can affect your health. Being stressed or feeling sad, angry – it all affects your health.

Therefore, it’s so important, not only to take care of your physical health, but also your mental health.

So today I want to share a few tips on how to take care of your mental health

How to Take Care of your Mental Health

  • Take Deep Breaths
    Sometimes we’ve gone through a whole day without breathing properly. Take some time to take some deep breaths all the way down to your belly and take in fresh air, and use a couple of minutes to just be present and not do anything
  • Meditate
    Just like it’s important to take deep breaths, you can do this alongside with meditating. Just sitting still, breathing and being. Not doing anything. Just being in the moment, and take a pause
  • Spend time in Nature
    Getting out in nature is such a great way to relax and disconnect. Listen to some beautiful music, or just go for a walk and listen to the sounds in nature. Breathe in the fresh air, feel the sunshine
  • Journal
    Sometimes we have so many worries, things we need to remember, things we want to do etc. etc. Get all of these things out of your head. If you are scared of forgetting them, use a journal, or a planner, and write it all out. Just get things out of your head, so they don’t build up. If you are feeling overwhelmed, angry or sad, writing about it and getting it off your chest can also be very helpful
  • Talk with Someone
    Just like writing about things can help, so can talking with someone about your worries, problems or just your everyday ups and downs. Talk with a friend, your parents, your partner, a therapist. Just the simple act of saying things out loud can sometimes help tremendously
  • Practice Setting Boundaries & Saying No
    What’s not good for your mental health, is taking too much on your plate or doing things you actually don’t want to. Practice setting boundaries and saying no to things. Even though you might want to do XY&Z, also remember that you need time to just rest & relax
  • Focus on what you’re Grateful for
    Focusing on what you’re grateful for, will help you notice more things to be grateful for, which makes such a difference on your mental health. I’ve already written a ton about the practice of gratitude in here, but if you want to get started on it, then try to write down at least 3 things everyday, big or small, that you’re grateful for
  • Minimise your To-Do List
    Just like you should practice setting boundaries and saying no to others, this also applies to yourself. You can do many things in life, but try not to overwhelm yourself with writing an endless to-do list every single day which you’ll never get done. Practice only writing 3 bigger things for each on your list. Anything else you get done besides that is just a win! But remember not to overwhelm yourself, and make time for just relaxing as well

Question for you: How do you take care of your mental health? ✨

Health

WHY GOOD SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HEALTH

Good Sleep is essential for your health 😴✨ It’s during sleep that your internal organs rest & recover, your tissues repair themselves, your muscles grow and your brain processes the things that have happened during the day.

Sleep is essential for our health and well-being, and for our bodies to function probably. Yet, this is something that many don’t take seriously, we stay up late working, we watch TV from blue light screens until late and we drink caffeine in the afternoon.

Not sleeping well over a longer period of time can have many negative effects on your health, such as:
* weight gain
* increases risk of chronic disease
* increased risk of accidents & injuries
*decline in cognitive function
* increased anxiety

Whereas, on the opposite, the benefits of a good night’s sleep includes:
* increased energy
* strengthened immune system
* heightened alertness, focus & creativity
* improved mood by reducing anxiety & irritability & mental exhaustion
* increased libido (sex-drive)

If you are currently reading this and thinking that your sleep isn’t good, or that you’re not getting enough of it, then here are a few tips that might help to improve your sleep.

Tips for Better Sleep

  • Avoid caffeine too late in the day
    Avoid drinking coffee, or energy drinks, too late during the day. The caffeine gives you energy, and can make it harder for you to fall asleep at night
  • Sleep in a cool room
    A cooler temperature room can make it easier for you to fall asleep, so alongside with the next advice, letting in fresh air before going to sleep can help you sleep better.
  • Let fresh air into your bedroom everyday

  • Avoid blue light in the evening
    When the sun goes down and it starts to get darker your body will start producing melatonin (the sleep hormone) that helps you get tired and sleep. But, the problem today is that we don’t really follow the natural rhythms anymore. When the sun goes down, we just go into full lid up living rooms and stare at TV, computer or phone screens that has blue light, which ‘wakes’ our bodies up. Limit screen time later in the day, or wear blue light blocking glasses in the evening. You can also set your phone to ‘night shift’, where it will minimise the blue light in the evening
  • Be active during the day
    Just like it’s a good tip to follow the natural rhythms of the light to get a better sleep, during the day is where you should be active, whereas during evening and night is where you should be resting. You will also feel that you’re able to sleep better if you’ve used your body during the day, because it gets tired after fx having been on a long walk or having exercised
  • Get sunshine during the day
    Along with the ‘avoid blue light in the evening’, comes the tip of exposing yourself to the natural light during the day. So many of us live inside, and don’t really get exposed to the natural light during the day anymore. Make it a priority to get some sunshine and light exposure, preferably early in the day.
  • Slow down in the evening
    Your body needs some time to slow down and get into a resting mood to know that it’s soon time to sleep. Create an evening ritual for yourself where you wind down at least 1/2-1 hour before going to sleep. Fx turn of screens 1/2 before going to bed, and dim the lights, and read a good book, or give yourself a little facial massage
  • Go to bed early
    Everybody is different, but most people need around 7-8 hours sleep to feel well-rested and ready for a new day. But following the natural rhytms of the day is important as well. Try to be in bed at around 10pm, and wake up at the same time during both week days and the weekend
  • Take a Magnesium supplement, or epsom salt foot bath
    Magnesium helps the body to relax. Magnesium activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the system responsible for getting you calm and relaxed. You can take a magnesium supplement, or you can also choose to make a bath or foot bath with epsom salt, or use a magnesium oil to massage on your body in the evening

Question for you: Do you have trouble sleeping? Or do you have a night-time routine that you swear by? 😴✨

Self-development

IMPLEMENTING NEW HABITS TAKES TIME

Implementing new habits takes time. It’s so important to be patient with yourself, and rather set smaller, more achievable goals, than overly ambitious habits ✨

Implementing new habits takes time. It’s the most common thing to want to change something, or start a new habit and thinking that you will just go all in and go from fx not working out to working out 5 times a week.

And then what happens? It gets overwhelming, and then you quit one day, then you feel like you’ve failed and you go down the rabbit hole and thinks that it doesn’t matter then and then you quit it all, and you’ve disappointed yourself.

Does that sound familiar? I know the feeling, I’ve done it many times myself with all kind of things, and I know this is such a common thing for so many people. We want to do it all at once.

Get these free Year & Quarterly Goals downloadable PDF files here

But the secret to succeeding, and making yourself happy and proud, is to set smaller, more achievable goals for yourself.

Instead of saying to yourself that you will go from not working out to start working out 5 days a week, then begin with just 1 day. Just focus on exercising 1 day at week for a longer period of time. You will gain way more satisfaction from being able to stick to this ‘simple’ habit. This small success experience will give you even more motivation, and when you feel like the 1 day workout a week is just a natural part of your life, then you can add 1 more day etc.

Small, but steady progress makes all the difference towards creating healthy, sustainable habits for yourself ✨

TIP If you find it hard to stay accountable to yourself, then find someone who can help you. Find a friend, family member, boyfriend/girlfriend or a coach who can help you and encourage and support you on the side.

Book recommendation: Atomic Habits

Happiness

SELF-CARING ACTS

There are many ways to take of yourself. When we think of self-caring acts, we usually tend to think about going to a spa, or putting on a face mask. But taking good care of yourself can be done in many kind of ways 🙏✨


Taking care of yourself also means doing things in your every day life that makes your life better, makes you feel better and more at ease and peace. It means doing the things you have to do in a more loving, fun way.

Let’s take an example; you have to clean your house, instead of seeing it as a duty, and something you dread to do, change the way you look at it: see it as a time to put some of your all-time-favourite-music in your ears and dance around while you clean and tidy up, or perhaps you prefer listening to an awesome podcast? Or an audiobook?

Also think about it this way, cleaning up your house and decluttering is a self-caring act. Because when you have a space that you feel happy about, you feel better – and that is self-care.

5 Self-Caring Acts

  • Clean Your House
    As just mentioned, having a clean house, and a tidy space, can be the best kind of self-care. Because when you have clutter all over in your physical environment, it can be so hard to fully relax or get ideas and inspiration. Create a space where you feel good. And look at the act of keeping it that way as a self-caring act.
  • Meal Prep
    Mealprepping is such a self-caring act. Because by preparing delicious, healthy food in bigger batches, makes sure that you always have good, healthy food at hand whenever you start to feel hungry. Set aside some time each week to prepare a big batch of food which you can have for lunch or dinner for the next couple of days. This takes away daily ‘stress’ of having to find out, buy and make food, and just makes life so much easier.
  • Buy Healthy Groceries
    In connection to meal prepping, the act of buying loads of healthy groceries is such a self-caring act. Set time aside during the week to load your fridge with delicious, healthy food, so you always have good options available to you at home.
  • Take Deep Belly Breaths
    Take time to pause during the day and FULLY breathe. Make your stomach big, and fully breathe in fresh air, and breathe out. Often we tend to forget about the simple act of fully breathing during the day, and we just do these small shallow breaths. Just taking deep breaths is so vital for our health and all our cells in our body. Remember to take those small pauses during the day for yourself.
  • Minimise your To-Do List
    Having too much on your to-do list is the easiest way to overwhelm yourself and ending up not getting anything done, or just to keep disappointing yourself by never finishing all the things you have put on the list. This is not a way of taking care of yourself. Strive for only putting 3 big things on your to-do list during the day, and then if you accomplish more things – great, celebrate and be happy about that. But try to minimise your to-do’s and you’ll start celebrating the things you actually get done, which will give you more encouragement and energy to do more things!

Question for you: What kind of self-caring acts comes to mind when you read this? Do you do something that you have never thought about as ‘self-care’ before, but which actually makes you feel so good? Share and let’s all inspire each other! ✨

Self-development

STEP OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

The only way to grow as a human being, is to step outside of your comfort zone 🙌✨

Every time you try something new, you learn and broaden your perspective – you grow as a human.

Getting outside of your comfort zone means doing things that frightens us. The act of doing something that we are not completely comfortable with almost always turns out not to be so bad once we’ve actually done it, often times it’s just our own mind that build things up to be hard, difficult, scary. And it’s when we try and learn new things that we expand our worlds, and grow.

One of the things that I personally feel very uncomfortable with and which is definitely outside of my comfort zone, is to make videos. So this year I want to challenge myself even more and get outside of my comfort zone.

I’ve committed myself to make 1 IGTV video pr. month. I have already uploaded my first one, about this exact topic, which was very nerve-wracking at first, but it was so well-received by all the lovely people who follow me. If you aren’t following me on Instagram, then I’ve shared an IGTV video about this exact topic, which was so in line with creating a video for me, because that for sure is stepping outside of my comfort zone!

But as my goal is to make 1 pr. month, I would really appreciate it, if you comment or message me about things you would like to hear about in video form.

I also want to encourage you to find something that’s outside of your comfort zone, and then try it out. It can be a small thing, or a bigger thing, but every time you get outside your comfort zone you’ll expand and broaden your world 🙌✨

Holistic beauty & skincare

SKINCARE IS ABOUT WAY MORE THAN JUST WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN

When I was younger all the youth magazine were telling you that to get ‘clear skin’, all you needed was this and this and this product to put on your face, and that diet really had nothing to do with your skin. Glad, times have changed and it’s now commonly known that skincare is about way more than just what you put on your skin. So today I want to share some of the things that influence how your skin looks 🥑✨

How to take care of your skin from within

  • Relax & Take some Deep Belly Breaths
    By taking deep breaths you are activating the parasympathetic nervous system (the one where you can relax), which is what you want. Because when you are feeling stressed, the first thing you body take nutrients from is your skin, hair and nails, since these aren’t essential features to our health. So if you want to take good care of your skin, take more pauses doing the day, breathe deep and just relax.
  • Eat more Healthy Fats
    Healthy fats are essential to our health and the beauty of our skin. This helps to moisturize your skin from within, and fats are needed in all your cells to function properly. If you aren’t eating avocados, nuts and seeds, then try to incorporate more of these into your diet. You can also use a good olive oil on your food, and use an oil supplement to add to your smoothies fx one containing flaxseed oil and evening primrose oil
  • Veggies Veggies Veggies
    Of course, this one almost don’t need an explanation. “You are what you eat” – so by eating lots of living leafy greens, veggies and fruits, you are fuelling your body with so many vitamins and nutrients that are essential for your body. To make your internal body and all its processes work better, it needs the right kind of fuel. Eat the rainbow, eat lots of fibre and you’ll start seeing wonders with your skin!
    Ps, I can highly recommend my green smoothie recipe!
  • Hydrate Your Body
    Our bodies consist of up to 60% water. The brain and the heart are composed of 73% water, the lungs are about 83% water and the skin contains 64% water. We are made up of so much water, which is why it is so important to stay hydrated. We lose water when we sweat, or pee, so we always need to hydrate our bodies for it to function properly. Not only drinking water, but also eating hydrating foods such as cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, watermelon etc.
  • Enjoy life!
    Enjoy your life! Have you ever heard the quote “You glow differently when you’re actually happy”? This is so true. That’s also why people glow when they are newly in love, or those people who follow their passion have that special glow over them – because you can just see that they are passionated and excited about something. One of the best things you can do for your skin and your health is to just enjoy life. Appreciate all the small things, be grateful about your life, do what makes you happy – spend time hanging out with your girlfriends, go hiking, go out explore, follow your passions, smile, laugh, have fun!

Read also: Make your Skincare Routine a Self-loving Practice

Self-development

WHAT LIMITING BELIEFS ARE HOLDING YOU BACK?

What limiting beliefs are holding you back from reaching your full potential? Let’s talk about all the things you tell yourself day in and day out, because those thoughts are more powerful than you might think ✨

Have you ever paid attention, to what you say to yourself? I don’t mean what you say out verbally to yourself, but to all the things you tell yourself during the day? What thoughts run through your head when you pass a mirror? What thoughts come up when you speak to someone else? What thoughts do you tell yourself about whether or not you can do something?

For a lot of people, these thoughts are not very positive and encouraging. actually, they can be quite the opposite, they can be harmful, negative and limiting.

And as I’ve mentioned so many times in here – what you focus on grows. Also what you might not have been consciously focusing on, like the things you tell yourself daily in your head.

Become Aware of Your Thoughts

The first step to changing this, is to become aware of your thoughts. Every time you are about to or you have just thought a negative, limiting thought about yourself – stop yourself, and try to “recreate” the thought to a positive and more encouraging one.

At first, you might not believe yourself. But the important thing is to become aware. Because all kind of change, first starts with awareness.

When you have become aware of what kind of things you tell yourself, identify those thoughts. Why do you even say or think these things?

Perhaps you’ve been told for years in school that you are a shy girl who does not speak up. Over the years you’ve taken this identity to you by keep reinforcing those beliefs, which have probably held you back from many things in life – fx feeling comfortable with doing presentations, speaking up etc.

But is there actually any true to this ‘identity’? You can choose to change it, but it does take time. Because something you’ve been identifying yourself as for years, can’t just be changed from one day to the next.

But by becoming aware, and starting to tell yourself a new story and try new things that challenge your prior belief – and keep doing this over and over again, you can change your identity and thereby your reality and your own perception of yourself ✨

Read also: Positive Affirmations


Health

5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR GUT HEALTH

All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates. Hippocrates said it many years ago – having a healthy gut is essential for our overall health and well-being. Therefore, I want to share 5 ways to improve your gut health today

If you don’t already know about the importance of gut health, then I will recommend you to first read this blogpost I’ve shared a while ago.

But today I want to get straight into how you can improve your gut health, so here you go – 5 ways you can improve your gut health

  • Eat prebiotic food
    Prebiotics are a type of fiber that the human body can’t digest. Probiotics serve as food for probiotics (the good bacteria in your gut). You can find prebiotics in many different kind of foods, fx artichoke, asparagus, bananas, garlic, onion, parsnips, wholegrain, rye, oats, leeks.
  • Eat fermented food
    Fermented foods contain those good bacteria that you want more of. So try to incorporate more fermented food into your diet, this include things such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, yoghurt.
  • Take a probiotic supplement
    If you have suffered with digestive problems in any kind of way, or if you have been on antibiotics, it can be highly recommended to take a good probiotic supplement, to rebalance your gut bacteria again. Antibiotics can of course be essential if you’ve been infected with a virus, but antibiotics kill both the good and the bad bacteria in your gut, and since the majority of your immune system is located in your gut, your immune system can become very weakened after having been on antibiotics. It is therefore important to get some of the good bacteria back into your gut again 
  • Exercise
    New studies are also starting to show that exercising is linked to increases in the number of beneficial microbial species in your gut. So another good reason to exercise is that it will help you get more of those good bacteria in your gut!
  • Eat a wide range of foods
    By eating lots of different vegetables with all sorts of different colours, you are eating a diverse range of nutrients, which all helps to create a broader and more diverse gut micro biome. So eat the rainbow! Try new veggies, switch it up from time to time, so you don’t just eat cucumbers and potatoes.