Monday is here! Last day of November is also here and we're heading into December and full on Christmas galore. So excited! But this month can be quite exhausting (deadlines at work/school before holidays are growing closer!) so maybe right now we should make sure to back up some energy and find some pick-yous-up when there's no fuel left? Here are a few tips and a lil Monday pepp!

Sleeping - The 4-7-8 breathing technique

sleep_tightGood sleep is the number 1 condition for a good health. spelled the beans on a breathing technique that is supposed to make you fall asleep under 1 minute. I have troubles from time to time with falling asleep at night so I'm gonna try this method out for sure! 

Get more effective

Most people have a lot to clear off work wise before heading off to holiday heaven. I found this article about effectiveness in meetings taught by Steve Jobs (well actually, more by observing a young Steve Jobs in the 80s). Quite interesting and useful!

Treat yoself!


I always think it's important to take care of oneself (you're the only one you got!) but I seem to forget it from time to time. Now, when there's less daylight and colder temps than usual, is really the time to treat yourself and your bodily temple (Yes, a very yogi term). In my case that means frolicking around in Monoprix beauty department, indulging in a product or two. I found a lipbalm from Nuxe - rêve de miel lip with honey to protect my lips from the cold (it's so much cheaper here in France, woop) and a glittery nail polish from Mavala. Picks me up in an instant!

Relax with a feel good movie - Belle

belle_the_movieDon't forget to relax! My favorite is watching a feel good movie in bed, with candles lit and maybe a little bit of Swedish candy. I'm a sucker for costume dramas and when I saw one of my fave bloggers Kimberley Gordon from Wildfox recommending this movie I had to see it. I was not disappointed!

Hope you have a nice first week of December!