Get Inspired by Caroline

33942015_10155499508057196_2312747821977042944_nHello, tell us about yourself

“Hi, i’m Caroline and im 26 years old. I finished my masters degree in Marketing at Tilburg university 2 years ago.

After I finished my Master’s Degree, I travelled through South America for a couple of months. Then, sadly, the time came for me to start working.

Luckily, I found a great job that I love in the FMCG. So, currently I work at a company called HAK, which is the number 1 brand in freshly preserved vegetables & fruits in Northwestern Europe.

Besides working 40 hours a week, I love art, photography, cooking, going out with friends, reading and traveling, especially to spanish speaking countries to practice the bit of spanish that I know.”

What is self-care to you and when do you feel you need it the most?

“Self-care for me is literally taking care of myself in all aspects. With that I mean; relaxing, working out, eating healthy and challenging myself. Especially the food part is important to me. I feel like the inner person needs to be healthy, in order for the entire body and mind to feel healthy.

I’m a vegetarian – almost vegan, so my diet is plant-based. I am convinced that your diet is the key to a healthy life. Especially during stressful times, when you feel you don’t have time to be in the kitchen for hours, it is really important to keep on eating healthy and not turning to easy fast food. Fast food will make your body feel more stressed, which will make your mind more stressed and very out of balance. While the right nutrients can make sure your body and mind are in balance.”

What is your favorite self-care ritual?

“Taking time for myself, in any way. This could be in the kitchen, preparing my meals and snacks for the week. Or having some tea while reading a book.”

Do you have a favorite inspirational quote and want to share it with us?

“Take responsibility for your own happiness, do not expect people or things to bring you happiness or you could be disappointed.” with this I mean that you should treat yourself well, listen to your own mind and body. Take chances and be open to new experiences. don’t worry too much about the future, but live in the present.

Thank you for sharing Caroline! Want to know more about Caroline? follow her Instagram account at @carolinelabee!

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