Our skin is a sensitive thing. It can end up significantly more dry and sensitive during colder months. When it comes to your face, switching up your skincare routine to combat cold weather can be a life saver. Here are a few tips to help keep your skin hydrated and happy.
1. Moisturize With Face Oil &/or Add Oil to Your Face Moisturizers
2. Add a Toner
3. Use Hydrating Cleansers
4. Don’t Constantly Expose Your Skin to Hot Water
5. Wear Sunscreen!
These simple add-ons and changes to your skincare routine will help your skin continue to feel moisturized during the winter months. Your skin will thank you as it will feel hydrated, happier, and healthier—and you’ll be ready to glow when spring and summer come back around.
If you’re feeling down, unproductive, kind of gross and like you’re going throughout your day with no direction, you’re not alone! That kind of feeling is really easy to sink into! But there are a few ridiculously easy and effective ways to put that feeling back in it’s place. I’ve listed 3 that I believe have helped me a LOT in my unfruitful moods.
I 110% believe that showers hold unprecedented power that we for some reason, just don’t acknowledge. If you’ve ever felt instantaneously better after a shower, there’s real reason for it. Showers just tend to cleanse our soul and mind as they cleanse our physical being. They bring on inspiration, uplifted moods and more productivity and energy throughout the day. It goes even better when you add some tunes, crank that crap and jam the heck out. If you’re goin’ through it, seriously, go jump in the shower. Those private dance parties and thoughts do wonders.
I feel like a broken record, but journaling out positive thoughts really does help create a happier mood. Taking even 2-5 minutes to list out things you’re happy about and grateful for can do wonders for your mood. Journaling is such an easy and effective activity to participate in. Even if you’re not journaling everyday, journaling 3-5 times throughout the week can help you out so much. I find it easiest to journal at the end of the day, and I typically take a few minutes to list the good/happy things that happened to me during that day. Actively bringing on that positivity will automatically start pushing that negativity out, so give it a try!
Take an hour or two a day to just disconnect from the world. Hide your phone, silence it, or do whatever you need to so that you can just enjoy some serenity throughout the day. When we’re bored, inspiration comes about, creativity and passion arises. Disconnecting from social media and the constant influx of media and influences allows you to stay in tune with your own being. Being alone with oneself is really the key to creating happiness and accomplishing goals. It allows you to check off some of those chores Allowing yourself to really just focus on you and your mind for a bit—undistracted—will bring so much good to your life. Taking anywhere between 45 minutes to two hours a day to hone in on yourself and your passions will benefit you in SO many ways.
The simplest activities are often the most overlooked, but they really do so much good for us. The simplicity of tasks sometimes leaves people wondering if it really works or does anything. But the willingness to try these tasks, along with some consistency, can not only help you create your happier mood, but can continue to change your entire life overall. So give them a try.
Gaining control in your life again comes from a potentially productive day. And productive days come from productive mornings. A morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day, which can either make or break your mood. Here are three tips to make your day instead of breaking your day.
1. Jump Up When You Wake Up
2. Get Some Exercise In
3. Journal &/or Read
These three tips are incredibly simple, and yet, incredibly helpful. Start practicing them as often as you can so that your fruitful and happy mornings can begin.
So, you’re not feeling well. Not mentally, not emotionally, not physically, not at all. The struggle of finding balance once again in life seems like an impossible job. Well-balanced people have far more work to do to stay balanced. Those who aren’t balanced obviously have far more less work to do—at least that’s how we feel—that’s why we don’t do anything to change.
What does a healthy life balance mean to you? What does it mean altogether? How do you want to go about finding your balance? How should you go about it?
Here are 5 beginning steps to get your life back.
1. DISCONNECT & DISAPPEAR
2. PAY MORE ATTENTION TO YOU
3. YOUR RELATIONSHIPS MATTER
4. EXPLORE & EXPAND
5. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT
We can’t change everything at once. We have to make small changes. Changes that are small enough that feel so minuscule, it’ll feel almost too easy to start feeling better again. These small adjustments that we make overtime is that exact process that will allow us to find a new set of positive life habits to build off of.
Helping you take back your control in life, and improve productivity.