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Well-being and beauty: stop with paradoxical injunctions

Exit the old dictates, it's time for new in & out methods of well-being & beauty: sport, yoga, meditation, veggie diet, gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free... In the battle of beauty & food dogmas, we let's explore a few avenues to get out of the confusion and defend a reasoned self-care .
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In terms of well-being and beauty, subjects that feel good in essence, we are currently caught in a double bind. On the one hand, we are more and more interested in maintaining our health from a holistic point of view: physical form, mental peace, natural beauty... This is the era of the famous in and out that we have now integrated , experienced, understood. On the other hand, we face a profusion of contradictory information coupled with a plethora of food and cosmetic products. If the objective was to enlighten us, to stick as closely as possible to our individual needs, the result is that we are very often… lost. Confusion reigns, feeling lastingly good in your body and in your head seems complex, random, even a battle half lost in advance. Everything happens as if we had replaced the old diktats unanimously agreeing to “slimming diets” and “calorie hunting” by new sources of anxiety, multiple this time. Spontaneity takes a hit, stress grows, the little bike turns in a loop.

I avoid sugar but can I eat fruit?
I try to reduce dairy products: what about soy milk?
When should I drink my coffee - I know, it's wrong?
What if my day cream was not good for me?
Oops, it's been over a month since I sat down to meditate...

Simultaneously, the revolutionary methods full of promise follow one another, going from top to flop in no time and leaving us destitute. Paralysis, discouragement, excess of control, guilt, zapping from one credo to another… should not become the norm when it comes to beauty and well-being. We explain how to get back to healthy basics.

Yes, the times invite you to take care of yourself

It's clear and clear, the French are more and more attentive to their state of health: in 2020, 82% of them say they have changed their eating habits over the last 12 months in order to maintain their health and that of their loved ones. They are looking for more natural products and are shifting the content of their plate towards more fruits and vegetables (46%) and fewer processed products (36%). This already strong trend has been further accentuated with the health crisis since 62% of French people say they have paid more attention to their health since it. They are also 60% to have implemented actions to strengthen their immune system: better diet (53%), better lifestyle (53%), consumption of food supplements and natural health products (36%). * The facts are there. Whatever people say, we are concerned about our well-being and every day a little more expert in the matter.

But are we really listening to ourselves?

No, your efforts are not in vain

If the schizophrenia described in the introduction resonates with you, do you need to remember the following words? “Whatever the circumstances, always do your best, no more, no less. But remember that your best will never be the same even from one time to the next. Everything is alive, everything is constantly changing, so your best will sometimes be at a high level and other times at a lower level. On mornings when you wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy, your best will be better than when you're tired late in the evening. It will also be different depending on whether you are healthy or sick, sober or drunk. Your best will vary depending on whether you are healthy and happy, or irritated, angry, or even jealous.

You shouldn't feel like a failure taking care of yourself! And even less obtain counterproductive results. When you no longer know why you are “inflicting” this or that on yourself, we suggest that you go back to the following 3 steps.

Advocacy for a reasoned self-care

First step: to get out of immobility, permanent remorse or frantic race, relieve yourself of guilt once and for all…. Maybe it goes through a bit of media diet? Or by a few lines of automatic writing to put things into perspective? And why not by distancing this cousin obsessed with the paleo diet? We assure you, far from ready-made recipes with an anxiety-inducing purpose, another path is possible: a gentle mixture of intuition, knowledge and balance.

Step two: listen to yourself. Only one question: “What do I really need?”.

  • To adopt a dynamic approach imbued with humility: the answer is not the same every day!

  • To permanently free myself from injunctions: strangely, I don't necessarily need to superimpose 5 products every morning on my face;

  • To focus more and more on his personal feelings at the moment, only truth.

This does not prevent you from getting informed, from taking the best of theses on the front of the stage to appropriate them.

Third step: juggle discipline. In terms of well-being and beauty, we often believe that rigor (even asceticism) is in order. So what ? We should be able to get up at 5 a.m. every day and eat only vegetable juices and sprouted seeds? Spoiler alert: not necessarily. It is step by step that balance is established, in the alternation of on and off, healthy and junk, social and solo. Imperfect, human.
In the battle of beauty & food dogmas, let's return as soon as possible to simplicity, well summarized by Paracelsus, a Swiss doctor and alchemist of the 16th century:

“Everything is poison, nothing is poison, it's the dose that makes the poison. ''

Don't meditate too long...

At Days of Confidence, we have chosen to focus on what we consider essential for your well-being and the beauty of your skin: Protection, vitality, serenity, detox and radiance. No gimmicks, no over promises and no miracles, only results.

The Four Toltec Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz
Synadiet 2020 National Syndicate of Food Supplements

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