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Your approach to the way you look has a major impact on how you feel in life and in doing so, it promotes your mental health in general. Thus, it’s important not to let yourself wallow at home idle when you’ve completed all your day’s activity. Instead, wear some make-up and put on beautiful clothes. Do an exercise routine or prepare a healthy meal. You’ll feel more confident, more positive, and happier when you look good.
Here are some tips from author Janis Rosen to help you look and feel good.
Have a routine
Have a daily routine and follow it. A routine is only effective when it’s adhered to. Having structure in your everyday life is also very productive for your mental health and well-being. Set aside time for things you have to do and things (that) you enjoy doing. Hobbies should come later to avoid wasting any time you’ve set out for requirements. Ensure (that) you’ve put time aside for exercise and hanging out with friends. It helps to make the most out of your time.
Having a healthy routine is especially important if you have a stressful job: nurses and retail workers are in industries identified as having the most stress. So, make sure (that) you’re setting aside enough “me time” to help balance out the stress of your career. Otherwise, you could find yourself on the road to burnout.
Getting in shape is good for your internal health. Start by taking 30 mins of simple exercise each day as you elevate. Exercise helps alleviate stress as well as making you feel happier and confident in yourself. Make it a habit to go for short runs, walk, or take advantage of virtual fitness classes which will strengthen your muscles, joints, and mind.
If you maintain a busy schedule, try to find ways to get exercise throughout the day. Downtime during cooking can be an excellent opportunity. Grab a chair for a few triceps dips or do a few walking lunges while you wait for the water to boil, for example. Even putting on some music and dancing to your favourite tunes are good ideas.
If you decide to create a small workout area at home for your new routine, make sure you keep it clean and organized. Clutter can trap negative energy and cause a spike in stress levels, so it’s important (that) you keep this space — and the rest of your home — as tidy as possible.
What you eat has a significant effect on the way you feel and look. A diet full of fast food will make you have low energy and negatively impact your health and look. Therefore, the Health Service Executive notes that you should make sure you’re eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables to give your body the nutrients it needs. Drink plenty of water to keep your body performing at its peak and leave your skin looking radiant and slack-free.
Be watchful of your teeth
You can have a beautiful smile! Your teeth and oral health are a significant part of your overall health. Taking care of them is important. Brush your teeth regularly, before and after you sleep, then after every meal. Frequent the dentist for regular checkups and eat lots of apples and carrots to strengthen your teeth, look good and be comfortable.
Take care of your skin
Poor diet, lack of exercise and harsh situations of stress and anxiety, can play a huge part in your skin’s health. Eat healthily, exercise regularly, and create a skincare routine for healthy and radiant skin. Also, be keen on the type of product you use on your face; research before consuming. Know your skin type to be able to take good care of it.
Mayo Clinic points out that interacting with your loved ones helps to foster a sense of belonging. Socialising also gives you an outlet to share your troubles and gives you emotional support. By frequently engaging with your friends and family, you can always talk to a trusted person about what’s bothering you.
People who are close to you and want the best for you can offer you genuine advice on serious issues like changing your career if your current one doesn’t work for you anymore.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Everyone is struggling in some way. So, you shouldn’t feel like you need to be constantly forcing yourself to maintain good habits.
You can treat yourself at home with candles and music. Or, take yourself out to that restaurant you’ve been eyeing up for weeks. Buying yourself something you’ve wanted for a while isn’t a bad idea either.
One great way to both care for yourself and reward yourself is by visiting a chiropractor. Whether you are trying to promote your general wellness or seeking relief from a specific issue, a visit to a licensed chiropractor can help you feel your best. With adjustments, soft tissue treatments, and specific pre-and post-natal care available, a visit to a chiropractor can meet your needs.
Practise Excellent Hygiene
It’s important to maintain hygiene. Bathing can be pleasurable, stimulating, and at times remedial. Do the laundry and ironing regularly to keep you looking and smelling fresh all day long. If you’re the caregiver, take the time to show your loved ones the ropes and establish a routine.
After the pandemic, a lot of people are focusing on their finances rather than self-care. However, from setting a routine and exercising to eating right, and treating yourself, you must take care of yourself not only for your looks but also your health as well.
Contributed by Sophie Letts. Sophie Letts has been practicing meditation for five years. Her practice has helped her in many ways, including improving her ability to focus and reducing feelings of anxiety. She created meditationhelp.net to help others get started with meditation, dispel meditation myths, and provide the resources others need to connect with their bodies, calm their minds, and embrace their true selves.
Janis Rosen is a life coach, counsellor, and hypnotherapist who can help you get your life back on the right track. Book a session today by calling (204) 475-3444.