We all have those days when we feel less than our best. We look in the mirror and notice all the flaws and none of our good features. For those days, here are five quick tips to help you look and feel great again.
- Plan Some Changes
If there are specific areas in your life that need attention, then now is the time to address them. You may feel as though you need a new exercise plan. Your diet may need revision. Or, you may be working too hard and not taking adequate breaks. It may not be possible to rectify this immediately, but you can put a plan in place. Sometimes knowing that you have taken steps to improve a situation can boost your mood. Small steps taken today will reap rewards in the future.
- Face and Hair
We’re not suggesting that changing your appearance will radically alter your life. Nor are we suggesting that self-worth is linked solely to our physical appearance. But if this is one of the areas you’re not happy with, there are several things you can do right now to fix this.
- Do your hair a different way. Pin it up or wear it down.
- Dye your hair a different color.
- Get a haircut.
- Run a bath and give yourself a facial.
- Make changes to your makeup by introducing new colors or techniques.
All of the above are quick fixes with instant results. Pick out what works for you.
- Change Your Wardrobe
This may be as simple as buying a new dress or a new top. If this isn’t an option, then go through your wardrobe. Mix and match outfits. Experiment with different combinations you haven’t put together before. Introduce jewelry and accessories to transform dull or mundane garments. Look at coordinating them with bags and shoes.
- Take A Break
Sometimes we need to take a break. We need to take a step back from our everyday life and relax and recharge. There are a many ways to do this.
Meditation is an effective way to wind down and feel calmer. You may have a tried and tested technique for this. If not, start with something simple like Mindfulness. Just ten minutes can provide you with several positive benefits.
Read a book or a magazine. The simple act of reading can help you take you out of yourself for a while. The act of concentrating on something else can be therapeutic.
Run a bath with your favorite products. Light a few candles and play some soothing music. It sounds like a cliche, but warm water can have a calming effect. Knowing you are taking time for yourself is also beneficial.
If you’re at work, then make sure you take your lunch break. Instead of grabbing a quick snack at your desk, go out of the office and walk around. Visit a new shop or walk around the library. Take some photos on your phone or sit quietly in a park.
- Little Things
Find the little things that instantly lift your mood. Have these to hand for a quick pick me up. Examples include:
- Looking at your favorite photos
- Reading a quote or a poem
- A quick spritz of your favorite perfume
- Listening to your pick-me-up playlist
- Texting your favorite person
- Holding your lucky charm
- A cuddle from your cat or dog
- Watching a funny film
- Laughing with a friend
- A cup of tea or coffee
The trick is to find what works for you. If you need to make lasting changes in your life, then make a start today. If you’re looking for a temporary quick fix, then pick something from our list and see what works for you.