Everyone wants to feel better in one way or another, whether it’s improving their appearance or improving their health. Many of us are guilty of not practicing enough self care that makes us feel good inside and out. Here are a few simple, easy yet effective lifestyle changes you can make today to feel 100% better:
Switch to Organic Beauty
Make the switch from traditional, chemical laden skincare and beauty products to natural and organic beauty to feel good inside and out. Inexpensive, readily available products are often made from cheap ingredients that can be too harsh and disruptive on our skin. Natural beauty products are free from harmful chemicals and tend to be gentler and more soothing on skin. Switch to a brand like Well Within Beauty that well made, high quality organic beauty products.
Not only to their products feature clean, all natural formulations, but they are also extremely pleasant and pampering to use. Their antioxidant moisturizer in particular has a beautiful soft, lightweight texture that oily skinned users would love. Switching to organic beauty allows you to not only look good, but to also feel good about your beauty choices, and to enjoy going through your daily skincare routine.
Go off the Grid
We have become glued to our phones. Many, if not most, of us are guilty of constantly checking our phone for new messages or emails, or randomly browsing social media throughout the day. This addiction can be more harmful than you might think; besides the fact that staying glued to any screen all day can exhaust your eyes and affect your eyesight, fixating too much on our phones can negatively impact our mental health and personal relationships.
Social media in particular can be quite toxic these days. Browsing your friends’ beautiful travel photos or photos of their work achievements or families can inspire feelings of envy, insecurity and discontentment.
One of the best things you can do to feel much better about yourself is to limit your use of your phone. Set time limits for yourself and refuse to check emails after a certain hour, and if you must use social media to stay in touch with distant friends and family, make it a habit to check your social media networks only once a day. If you can, try deleting your accounts completely and see how much lighter and more focused you feel. It can be liberating to go “off grid;” it gives you a sense of freedom and the feeling like you can finally concentrate on the things that are most important.
If you’ve seen the movie Legally Blonde, you’re probably familiar with the famous line, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” This is absolutely true. Regular exercise three to five times a week can boost your energy and mood, besides helping you get in the best shape of your life.
If you have a completely sedentary lifestyle or if you’ve never tried exercising before, start slow. Ease into the habit by doing something as simple as taking a ten minute walk every day. Consistently work your way up towards more vigorous exercises, like 30-minute cardio or strength training sessions and your body will soon thank you for. Not only will your body shape improve, but you will most likely end up feeling really proud of yourself and incredibly healthy and energized.
Get More Sleep
Many people tend to take sleep for granted and neglect to get enough of it. But getting enough sleep every night comes with a host of benefits, ranging from improving your memory and making you more focused to giving you a clearer, more radiant complexion. Making sure you get enough sleep every night (for adults, 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep are recommended) will improve your overall health, making you feel healthy and good.
These changes may seem incredibly simple, but they can have a significant impact on your health and appearance. Practice these easy lifestyle changes today, and you may soon be amazed by how good you feel and how much your appearance has improved.