Travel can be exhausting and packing a few essentials to make it more enjoyable and provide a little bit of comfort can make it so much more enjoyable. Everyone that travels a lot have a sort of check list while they prepare for a trip. Mine is below and I do hope you find it usefull:
2. A collapsable water bottle
Hydration, hydration, hydration!
4. A Travel Organiser
Keep all the important documents safe and in one compact place
7. Some Entertainment
I always have a good book to help me pass the time. Amazon kindle is a great solution where you can keep a bunch of the book and read the one that takes your fancy.
9. A pair of soft, thick socks
A cosy pair of socks really, really makes plane travel soo much more comfortable
10. A toothbrush and toothpaste / mint or gum
Nothing than a bad breath, right?
11. Vitamin C
Keep your immune system strong, especially on holidays!
Cabins might get very cold and a soft cosy scarf will keep you warm and happy you brought it on board
Do you have any other essentials you take with you while you travel?
Every time I go away for a longer time, I used to wonder and worry – will my plants survive? I am an expat and am in a relationship with one too, meaning, I travel quite a lot between our home-countries as well as new places we decide to visit. So how do I care for my greenery at home whilst I am away?
- Move them away from direct sunlight
- Watering, pretty much summed up in this video below, and believe me, it works like a charm!
Pretty easy, no? Now it even surprises me to think it used to be one of the things to stress me out while getting ready for vacations!
YOu can take it a step further and create/buy pretty container for water and keep the watering system all the time – saving your valuable time and minimizing the need to manually water your plants!
I hope it helps you as much as it helped me! If you have any other suggestions please do share in the comments below!
Especially for those living in big and busy cities, air-purifying plants are essential at home. I, unfortunately, do not have green thumbs and used to manage to kill at least one specimen quarterly. Now I try to stick with more resilient plants that can survive under my care!
I have only a couple of these but plan to expand the collection in the future.
Added bonus – they are incredibly beautiful and Instagram worthy!
Besides being beautiful, having any of the plants below in your home may provide a variety of health benefits, including:
• Provide Cleaner Air
• Clear Congestion
• Natural Humidifier
• Prevent Allergies
• Increase Happiness
• Improve Mental Health
• Relieve Headaches
• Provide Inspiration
• Improve Sleep
• Negate Cigarette Smoke
• Reduce Carbon Dioxide
And here is my list of top 11 Air-purifying plants that are also absolutely beautiful
Dwarf Date Palm
Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
I hope you found this post helpful!
If you enjoyed learning about the best plants for clean air, please do share this article with your family and friends x
A few yoga flows to help you relax your body whilst in the office:
If you, like me, get this killer neck pain after all day in the office, I hope this will help you get rid of it!
Continuing the Summer Wellness Challenge theme I started with my previous post and the Day 1 Challenge – 10min morning yoga stretch, I thought I will share a Youtube video I would recommend to try and 3 yoga channels to check out to get you started on the yogi journey. And if you are already familiar, maybe you’ll find something new for inspiration!
3 Youtube Channels about Yoga I recommend
Hi everyone and welcome to Bad Yogi! My name is Erin Motz & I’m not your traditional yoga teacher: I’m the carnivorous, red wine and French cheese-loving type, and my aim is to keep my classes fun and accessible. You won’t hear much Sanskrit, I totally forgive you if you don’t know your asana from your elbow, & I firmly believe that yoga is for everyone, from the kale-loving vegan to the prize-winning deer hunter.
At Bad Yogi, we’re redefining the image of yoga culture. It’s time to remove the snobbery, pretense, and endless “prerequisites” to fit into this community and that’s why we’re here. I may be a Bad Yogi, but if I’m being totally honest, teaching yoga has been one of my greatest pleasures; I practice to feed my teaching, but I teach to feed my life. Here you can expect to find yoga classes, Q&As, vlogs and some stuff just for fun. Can’t wait to “see” you in class
A brief description by the team curating the channel:
EkhartYoga.com offers high quality online yoga & meditation classes so that you can enjoy yoga anytime, anywhere. Your yoga, your body, your way
With EkhartYoga.com you can begin and advance your yoga practice with great teachers and the support of your fellow EkhartYogis. Led by Esther Ekhart and joined by world class teachers including David Lurey, Julie Martin, MacKenzie Miller, Joey Miles, Nichi Green, Katy Appleton, Lisa Petersen, Anat Geiger, Jennilee Toner, James Reeves and more.
Method Yoga is designed for those interested yoga, fitness and cross training. Because we confined to this body how we move and train is essentially important to wellbeing and success. Any movement system that lacks key insight gained from the biological sciences and modern athletic training principles is outdated and omits key features necessary for students to excel in today’s complex world. Method Yoga represents the current drive of Integral theory though movement and bodily training. Method Yoga is an inclusive system that dissolves the boundaries that isolate and separate various approaches that lead to fragmentation and division. Disunity occurs through recognizing differences and forgetting the implicit unity as well as key drivers. Thus Method Yoga offers the student a processes of development and transformation by uniting methodologies of old and new so one begins to experience true liberation, wholeness and actualization which is the definition and purpose of “yoga”.
No doubt yoga or any other way to move/sport is very personal, however, if you would ask me, yoga is probably the easiest to start and if you stick to it for an even short while, you will find many benefits and long-lasting love for mindful movement.
Hope you find this useful!
Feel stuck in a routine or standstill? Can’t move forward with your goals?
It’s the little things you do that often determine success or failure.
How to Develop a Habit
Do a 30-day challenge, focusing on just ONE habit.
- Write it out on paper, along with your motivations, obstacles, and strategies for overcoming them.
- Commit fully, in a public way.
- Log your progress.
- Remain publicly accountable — report on your progress each day.
- Have support for when you falter — either in real life or online.
- Reward every little success.
- If you fail, figure out what went wrong, plan for it, and try again.
Last year, one of the habits I vowed to myself to start is reading every day. Now, I have a book with me anywhere I go and read (mostly) on my commute which adds to about an hour a day. For then I can’t have a book with me or forget to put it in my bag, I have the Kindle app on my phone with a range of books already downloaded, just in case. Now I feel anxious if I don’t get to catch up on my reading! I try to read a different type of book every time. I alternate between non-fiction and fiction, self-help, historical novels, autobiographies,…
If you don’t read much or at all, this is probably the first habit I would recommend to pick up.
As Todd Henry writes in his article on inc.com:
You can’t draw water from an empty well. Do you take time each day to fill yours? The quality of input that you curate often determines the quality of your creative output. As Steve Jobs once quipped, “creativity is just connecting things”, but to do so you obviously need things to connect.
I encourage you to set aside time each morning or evening to fill your well, to read inspiring or challenging books, to watch videos or listen to talks, or to otherwise fill your well so that you have something to draw from when engaging in your work.
There are a number of new habits I would like to pick up this year but I think I will start with these three:
It trains the part of your brain that is responsible for willpower and self-control. Basically, meditation gives you the ability to train your mind, be more in control of your emotion, focus on your goals and ultimately – achieve them. Meditation also increases your sense of general well-being which makes you more positive and happier.
I have an on and off relationship with working out, which, I guess, is not that uncommon. However this year I will make it one of my main priorities to have a more regular and frequent workout routine.
I read somewhere that most people who start sticking to a
3. Trying new things
It takes discipline & motivation.
In order to be motivated, we have to motivate ourselves every single day.
Motivation is like taking a shower.
Remember that every time you feel you are not and go take a motivational shower asap.
It’s up to you how much you’ll achieve, how far you’ll go or how fast you’ll get there.
Via Jenny Mustard.