Hello, tell us about yourself
“I’m Julia. I am originally from Nicaragua and moved to The Netherlands two and a half years ago to pursue a Master’s degree in International Relations. I recently graduated and in my free time I like to keep myself busy by taking part in volunteer work, reading, practicing yoga, as well as doing arts and crafts. If possible I go on new adventures and travel. I believe there’s so much more to traveling than just seeing things. It’s about discovering, feeling and living experiences.”
What is self-care to you and when do you feel you need it the most?
“Self-care is something that needs to be prioritized, scheduled, and executed daily. Life can be amazing and life can be challenging, but every step is worth the end result.
I am the type of person that likes to stay organized and I continue going until whatever it is I’m working on is complete. I’ve realized that I would be lost without planning out my weeks in advance. Scheduling my tasks and priorities minimizes my stress ten-fold.”
What is your favorite self-care ritual?
“Part of my self-care has been to explore new hobbies. It’s common to get overwhelmed by things that are out of our control. For me, the thing that I did best for myself during the worst of times was to go to yoga a few evenings a week. I tried things I’ve always wanted to try and that made me feel better about myself.”
Do you have a favorite inspirational quote and want to share it with us?
“The most beautiful things in life are not just things. They’re people and places, memories and pictures. They’re feeling and moments and smiles and laughter.”
Thank you for sharing Julia!
Want to know more about Julia? Follow her Instagram account at @juliacham!