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A grateful heart – love letter from our Editor in Chief

1 of December will always be a special day for me, because that is the day Best of You was introduced to the public. Two years have passed and so much has happened on this beautiful journey.

Best of You has developed from being a blog to become a community where we inspire each other to embrace life wholeheartedly and find joy in health and wellness. A place without diets, rules or regulations, nor a formula to fit in with the masses.

We want you to find what feels good and be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

And seeing that you do, makes me forever grateful.

The emails, the kind words, the hugs, the tears, the love: everything that you share with us makes this the best job in the world. And why waste time on being anything but fully alive?

Thank you for following, showing up at our events, for booking our services and for welcoming us into your lives. We are forever grateful and excited for the future. 2018 will bring much love, that’s for sure.


By: Henriette Danielsen, Editor in Chief / Photo cred: Pinterest

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Eight reasons to smile today

A great, big smile is without doubt the best accessory, but in a stressful time of year it’s sometimes easy to forget to do just that; smile.   

Smiling has many health benefits; it releases endorphins, lowers stress and anxiety, spreads a positive vibe, and best of all; it’s contagious! We therefore want to share eight random reasons to why you should bring out that beautiful smile of yours and go spread some love!

1. Wake up and notice that nice feeling of walking up in your own bed, under a warm blanket, after a good night’s sleep.
2. Feel the crisp, fresh air filling your lungs when you step outside.
3. Take a look at the lovely people in your life. Weather it is family, a lover or a friend; you are loved unconditionally.
4. The colors of the season! There is so much beauty around us, we just need to look.
5. Your able to learn something new every day; whether it’s in school or at work. You have the chance (and ability) to grow!
6. Think of all the people you have met this year, and how they have added something to your life.
7. You’re able to enjoy yet another day on this beautiful earth.
8. Smile because you are somebodies reason to smile today!

There is so much in life to be thankful for, and once we start noticing them,  you will automatically smile more often, we promise! Have a great day!


By: Henriette Danielsen

Guest Posts

Steps to becoming a happier person

When we came across Norwegian blogger, Kristina Andersen’s blogpost about different ways to be happy, we loved it. She was kind enough to let us share it with you lovely readers, so here are her best tips on how to become an overall happier person.

Think positive
I am under the impression that thinking positive can get you in a better mood and make your everyday a little happier. So turn your mindset around. Wondering how to do that? Let’s say you hate mornings, then your start off your day with negative thoughts. Instead, try to focus on the positive. If you have a desire to be a happy and satisfied person, then you must first learn to think in a better and more positive way.

Be grateful
Being grateful automatically provides a happy feeling. Did you know that elderly say that the times they are the happiest, is when they are filled with gratitude? Appreciate the small things in life; like that good cup of coffee in the morning, a phone call from a grandparent or a nice day at work. And most importantly; the people around you. Those are all things that make everyday life so wonderful.

Inspire yourself – Spend time with people who make you happy – Laugh a lot

Smile
Sometimes you may not feel like smiling, but do it anyway! There are so many reasons to why you should; A smile can actually trick your head into giving your body a positive feeling, no matter how you feel. Pretty cool, right? And smiles are contagious. If you smile to others, chances are that they will smile back.

Listen to yourself
Take the time to do what makes you happy. Feel like spending a Friday night at home, watching your favorite movie, instead of being social? Then do that! Don’t feel the pressure of having to do this and that at all times. Remember; your allowed to say no. Listening and respecting your own needs is hard, but crucial for a happier everyday life.

Forgive
Annoyed at someone or holding a grudge? Let it go! Free yourself from negative energy by simply forgiving, because resentment will never lead nowhere. It will only steal your joy, so don’t give that power to anyone. Learn to let go.


Translated by: Henriette Danielsen / Photo cred: Kristina Andersen / Originally posted in Norwegian here.