The busyness of daily life, stress, sleepless nights, the juggle of maintaining home and work balance, and relentless domestic chores leave you feeling depleted of energy. However, by adopting some of these tips, you can begin to change your life for the better and start to feel healthier, happier and more beautiful than ever before!
By allowing yourself more time to catch up on some much-needed z’s, the more likely you are to feel refreshed and focused the next day. It is recommended that women get around eight hours of sleep per night. If you (like me sometimes) find it difficult to actually sleep when going to bed earlier, settle down and relax by reading a book or lazily chatting with your partner. Avoid taking work to bed or watching too much TV, as this can increase stress levels and prevent you from switching off.
Rather than dramatically cutting calories, opt for a healthier plate of food at mealtimes and snacks. Ensure you take the time to sit down and enjoy your meals, rather than eating them around your other tasks. Balance your nutrients so you are getting a good boost of vitamins and minerals; vital to maintaining focus and motivation.
My articles this month have focused on self-care and taking time out to exercise is a great way to enjoy essential me-time and reinvigorate your body and soul. However, you don’t have to get a gym membership to fulfil your exercise needs, you can get plenty of exercise at home. How about starting your own yoga practice at home?
Many women rely on a good network of supportive friends to share advice, support etc. Unfortunately, some people do not positively enhance our lives. Sometimes, friends can be continually negative about their situation and constant doom and gloom can impact your outlook and the way you view your life. Some people get a kick from making other people feel small. If you find yourself with these sorts of people, continual negative influences and opinions can leave you feeling drained and devalued. Try to step away from such black clouds that tend to hover around when you least want or need them. Instead, try spending time with positive people who share your interests, values and opinions. Don’t feel you have to stay stuck in a rut with negativity: you always have a choice about the people with whom you spend your time.
Invest In Yourself
You may have enjoyed a wealth of hobbies, interests and activities in your younger days. Welcome these pleasures back into your life so they can reinvigorate you and reawaken your lust for life. If you work or have embarked on the entrepreneurial journey, decide how to achieve your best work/life balance. Investing in your personal interests and goals will enable you to become the woman you truly want to be.
Doing all of these things will give you the energy you need to focus on yourself. Once you have introduced these elements into your life, you will start to notice how uplifted you feel. Your appearance will probably change and seem much more like the old you. If you are enjoying a healthier diet with more sleep and exercise, your hair and skin will become radiant. You will start to glow, which will inevitably give you the confidence boost you need to go out there and achieve your lifelong goals!