This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo with tips on looking and feeling better.
It’s not always easy to look and feel your best, especially when you’re a busy, working mother. However, it’s essential to take better care of yourself if you want to have more energy and maintain a positive attitude and mindset.
There are few pieces of advice you should review that will help you look and feel your best all year-round. Commit to putting yourself first and notice what a difference this adjustment makes in your life. When you practice daily self-care, you’ll be in a better mood and will have more confidence in yourself and your abilities.
How to Look and Feel Your Best
Focus on Your Face
Take care of your face as one way to look and feel your best. It’s what people see first when you’re interacting with or meeting others. There are many improvements you can make, such as choosing to remove facial whiskers and wearing tasteful makeup. Take care of your skin, so it’s blemish-free and has a glow to it. Also, take care of your hair by using nourishing products at home and getting an attractive hairstyle.
Cook More at Home
Your diet also plays a role in your overall mood and physical appearance. Therefore, look and feel your best by cooking healthy meals at home more often. Eat out less so that you have better portion control and are aware of what you’re eating and how many calories you’re consuming at each sitting. You may find cooking to be an enjoyable and relaxing activity and that it’s gratifying to prepare your own meals and know what you’re putting in your body.
Find Physical Activities You Enjoy Doing
Working out doesn’t have to be a chore when you find physical activities you enjoy doing. For example, maybe it’s going for a bike ride or playing soccer with your kids in the backyard. The goal is to be on your feet more so that you burn more calories throughout the day. Choose to walk places or take the stairs when you can and work in some weightlifting moves to help tone your muscles.
Update Your Wardrobe
Your clothes are a way to make a statement about who you are and your personal style. Look and feel your best by taking the time to update your wardrobe. Get rid of or donate items that are outdated or no longer fit so you can fill your closet with fashionable pieces that you can mix and match. While sweats are comfortable, challenge yourself to put on clothes that are trendy and make you feel good about yourself.
Stand Tall & Put A Smile on Your Face
It’s not all about the makeup and clothes you wear when it comes to looking and feeling your best. It’s also about your posture and the way you carry yourself. Walk in a room with your head held high and your shoulders back. You’re going to feel more confident and secure when you stand tall and put a smile on your face. You’ll look more attractive and will be giving off friendly vibes to those you interact with daily.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.