Take care of your
Inner Outer Nature

This autumn, we are exploring the topic of self-care. We have teamed up with experts through Sahlgrenska Science Park as well as everyday people to identify ways to take a moment, breathe and focus on oneself. ´Cause taking care of your inner and outer self is just as important as anything else.

Take care of your Inner self

Nowadays self-care is often linked physical activities such as exercise or getting a facial but it’s important to note that taking care of your inner state is a form of self-care too. Here are some tips by experts curated by Sahlgrenska Science Park on how you can practice taking those inner breaks.

Take time to reflect
Close your eyes and think about a moment where you felt the most relaxed. Where were you? Who were you with and What were you doing? This might give you a clue about what you feel is your personal calm space. The next step might be figuring out how you can incorporate this activity more frequently into your everyday life – manifest it.

Want to vs. have to
One good way to figure out whether or not an activity is worth your time and stress is to pay attention to how it makes you feel. The trick is to make sure that all the “want to” activities are things you really want to do and all the “have to” activities are things that are absolutely necessary.

Mindfulness
This is when you stop thinking about what if’s and start thinking in the now. Practise letting go of thoughts and future scenarios that make you feel stressed and start steering your thoughts towards what’s happening at the moment. Another way is to stand up and take a deep breath – practice your zen.

Take care of your Outer self

Finding a moment to take a walk or practice your fave hobby can sometimes be the difference between next day meltdown or magic. Here are some important – physical – self-care tips you can practice yourself. Brought to you by an expert panel curated by Sahlgrenska Science Park.

Sweat it out
It’s a well-known fact that exercise and other physical activities produce endorphins i.e. happy chemicals in the brain, so sweat it out when you can!

Get hobby-ing
The gym might work for some but for others, a more relaxing activity might be listening to music, gardening or painting.

Stretching
Did you know that stretching and taking deep breaths when you’re feeling overwhelmed can encourage your mind and body to slow down?

Spend time in nature
Nature has been proven to increase dopamine levels. Go offline, get outside and take in the fresh air!

Sleep
Sleep is crucial for your body and brain to rest, recover and process information. So, getting those 7 hours (give or take) of sleep every day is as important as you think. Get those naps in when you can.

Write a list
Writing things down can sometimes help make your feelings and problems seem less intimidating and can also be both insightful and therapeutic. So, get those words down on paper.

 

Share the Selfcare - The Vlog

Veronica Odetunde is a poet, digital creative and our current Monki self-care inspo. Her Instagram alone makes us want to leave our busy city lives behind for calmer sunnier destinations. So, in our quest to navigate the world of self-care and how to stay relaxed IRL, she ofc came to mind!

We asked her to complete one self-care activity each day in a 4-day vlog, in the hopes that it will give you some inspo of how to just take it E-Z. 

Watch her 4-day self-care vlog below.

Day 1: DIY beauty or bust?

Self-care activities like going to spas and getting pedicures, massages, etc., can really add up. Veronica’s task was to find at-home beauty treatments to help you save some money and get that self-care Sunday rolling like a pro.

Day 2: Digital detox

We asked Veronica to go on a lil’ digital detox.  Her task here was to try to genuinely engage with people IRL– watch how she did!

Day 3: Do good, feel good

Thinking charitable thoughts about others is known boost your mood. Veronica’s task here was to find a way to pay a heartfelt, generous compliment to as many people as she could. As you give a little love to someone else, you'll feel better too. That's the very definition of a self-care win-win.

Day 4: #ASMRchallenge

ASMR is a popular online movement that millions of people swear by. The videos are of people doing everyday things from brushing their hair, eating, using household appliances and other really normal activities that’s designed to stimulate the brain into a state of relaxation. We asked Veronica to try out the really popular trend – watch her take on it here.

Inner Outer Nature

We’ve combined the calmness of the great outdoors, with looks from our exclusive Inner outer nature drop to create the perfect autumn feel good vibe. ´Cause it’s all about finding those moments to breathe and focus on yourself this szn.

Take care of your
Inner Outer Nature

This autumn, we are exploring the topic of self-care. We have teamed up with experts through Sahlgrenska Science Park as well as everyday people to identify ways to take a moment, breathe and focus on oneself. ´Cause taking care of your inner and outer self is just as important as anything else.

Take care of your Inner self

Nowadays self-care is often linked physical activities such as exercise or getting a facial but it’s important to note that taking care of your inner state is a form of self-care too. Here are some tips by experts curated by Sahlgrenska Science Park on how you can practice taking those inner breaks.

Take time to reflect
Close your eyes and think about a moment where you felt the most relaxed. Where were you? Who were you with and What were you doing? This might give you a clue about what you feel is your personal calm space. The next step might be figuring out how you can incorporate this activity more frequently into your everyday life – manifest it.

Want to vs. have to
One good way to figure out whether or not an activity is worth your time and stress is to pay attention to how it makes you feel. The trick is to make sure that all the “want to” activities are things you really want to do and all the “have to” activities are things that are absolutely necessary.

Mindfulness
This is when you stop thinking about what if’s and start thinking in the now. Practise letting go of thoughts and future scenarios that make you feel stressed and start steering your thoughts towards what’s happening at the moment. Another way is to stand up and take a deep breath – practice your zen.

Take care of your Outer self

Finding a moment to take a walk or practice your fave hobby can sometimes be the difference between next day meltdown or magic. Here are some important – physical – self-care tips you can practice yourself. Brought to you by an expert panel curated by Sahlgrenska Science Park.

Sweat it out
It’s a well-known fact that exercise and other physical activities produce endorphins i.e. happy chemicals in the brain, so sweat it out when you can!

Get hobby-ing
The gym might work for some but for others, a more relaxing activity might be listening to music, gardening or painting.

Stretching
Did you know that stretching and taking deep breaths when you’re feeling overwhelmed can encourage your mind and body to slow down?

Spend time in nature
Nature has been proven to increase dopamine levels. Go offline, get outside and take in the fresh air!

Sleep
Sleep is crucial for your body and brain to rest, recover and process information. So, getting those 7 hours (give or take) of sleep every day is as important as you think. Get those naps in when you can.

Write a list
Writing things down can sometimes help make your feelings and problems seem less intimidating and can also be both insightful and therapeutic. So, get those words down on paper.

 

Share the Selfcare - The Vlog

Veronica Odetunde is a poet, digital creative and our current Monki self-care inspo. Her Instagram alone makes us want to leave our busy city lives behind for calmer sunnier destinations. So, in our quest to navigate the world of self-care and how to stay relaxed IRL, she ofc came to mind!

We asked her to complete one self-care activity each day in a 4-day vlog, in the hopes that it will give you some inspo of how to just take it E-Z. 

Watch her 4-day self-care vlog below.

Day 1: DIY beauty or bust?

Self-care activities like going to spas and getting pedicures, massages, etc., can really add up. Veronica’s task was to find at-home beauty treatments to help you save some money and get that self-care Sunday rolling like a pro.

Day 2: Digital detox

We asked Veronica to go on a lil’ digital detox.  Her task here was to try to genuinely engage with people IRL– watch how she did!

Day 3: Do good, feel good

Thinking charitable thoughts about others is known boost your mood. Veronica’s task here was to find a way to pay a heartfelt, generous compliment to as many people as she could. As you give a little love to someone else, you'll feel better too. That's the very definition of a self-care win-win.

Day 4: #ASMRchallenge

ASMR is a popular online movement that millions of people swear by. The videos are of people doing everyday things from brushing their hair, eating, using household appliances and other really normal activities that’s designed to stimulate the brain into a state of relaxation. We asked Veronica to try out the really popular trend – watch her take on it here.

Inner Outer Nature

We’ve combined the calmness of the great outdoors, with looks from our exclusive Inner outer nature drop to create the perfect autumn feel good vibe. ´Cause it’s all about finding those moments to breathe and focus on yourself this szn.