French Women Don’t Get Fat: It’s often true, both as a book title and a fact of life. But do French women get stressed? Of course they do! Just like us all, but similar to how they’re the bearers of wisdom on how to eat well for health and a to-die-for figure, they also have a few self care secrets to share with the world too.
What is it that French women know about self care that we don’t?
It might not so much be a knowledge that French women possess that sets them apart, as much as it is a way of living.
While women all over the world might practice self care, French women might make a habit of living it.
Living a lifestyle of consistent with habits that create mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health is something French women do well without even trying.
Here are 9 self care secrets that French women practice daily for health.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Many people capitalize on the desire to continuously beautiful and healthy by offering makeups, skin care lines and special treatments to keep your skin young and supple. However, French women know that going au naturale can be the most stunning look. Also, this gives your natural skin time to just breathe and rest from all the chemicals and additives so commonly found in our facial products.
Indulgence isn’t just limited to food, there are many ways to indulge in life. Taking a nap when you really desire it is an indulgence. If you really want to eat pancakes, sometimes pancakes are the best choice. French women know that when you indulge, you indulge big. You go all the way and indulge well. Because the point of an indulgence is that it’s uncommon. It’s big, rich and won’t happen often so indulge well when you have the chance.
Love Your Flaws
When a woman can embrace her flaws, she fully embraces herself. If you only love your good parts, your self love is incomplete. How will your bad parts get love too? When a woman chooses to love and accept her flaws, she accepts her whole self. French women do this well. They accentuate their better features, but also don’t regret or punish themselves for their flaws.
Keep It Minimal
French women are known for being minimalists. A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but not too much of any one thing. Embracing a minimalist lifestyle allows you to declutter the space in your mind and heart. This way of living gives you valuable mental and emotional space to focus on the things that you matter most and keep your priorities straight. It also happens to be a great form of decor too!
Get Beauty Sleep
Sleep does so much more than rest the body. It also rests the mind and gives skin a glowing look. Beauty sleep isn’t called beauty sleep for no reason. When you sleep well, you skin naturally looks better and you have a well-rested look. French women know this and cultivate less stressful lifestyles with enough time for sleep at night to continue looking good. And, looking your best will naturally give you more confidence to face your world.
Take Care of Skin
Sleep helps skin look it’s very best, but so many other natural habits help too. Drinking plenty of water, eating foods with antioxidants and not spending too much time in the sun all preserve skin and make it look it’s best. French women take great effort to keep skin look it’s best. They spend money on the best products, eat diets high in antioxidants, exercise and do their best to protect their skin so they look beautiful for years to come.
French women walk. Everywhere. All the time. It’s one thing they do that naturally works exercise into daily life without having to try hard. Walks help boost mental health, strengthen the body and get rid of toxins, which will all contribute to overall health and well being. As much as possible, finding ways to walk everyday will greatly increase your quality of life and decrease stress.
No Counting Calories
French women don’t count calories. They don’t want to fool around with all the anxiety and restraint that counting calories requires. Instead, they eat well. French women eat reasonable portions with a diet full of vegetables, meats, fats and sweets, but all in good proportion. Instead of counting calories, consider focusing on eating a variety of foods all in small proportions. This will improve your health and sense of well being in the long run.
Take Time to Enjoy
Time to leisurely enjoy life and smell all the rose bushes in the path is necessary to managing stress. Living life in the moment, neither too far ahead or too far behind does wonders for mental and emotional health. French women take ample time for eating and drinking, spending time with loved ones and simply enjoying life for the sole sake of enjoyment. Not only is this enjoyable, it also soothes the mind and de-stresses the body.