When we take care of ourselves, that is, exercise, eat healthy, stay hydrated, and get enough sleep, we automatically feel good. And when we feel good, we automatically glow from looking good.
So how do you do this? A lot of it has to do with how you treat yourself, that is, be kind to both your body and your mind.
Feed yourself well: Pay attention to nutrition, add in those green vegetables and whole grains, avoid sweets and too much sugar. But give yourself a break as well. Sometimes you just have to eat that piece of birthday cake.
Move around a lot: Your body loves it when you stretch, move, jump, walk, wiggle and roll. It happens when you exercise and it also can happen during the day when you take a break from sitting.
Water yourself: Our body also loves it when you drench it in water. Drink your 8 cups of water a day to keep your body happy.
Dress yourself up: Your mind loves it when you’re dressed in something that makes you feel strong, beautiful, or powerful. Pay attention to what you put on. Feel the difference when you wear something bright and bold.
Take care of your skin and hair: Protect your skin from the sun, keep it hydrated and nurtured according to your skin care needs. Refresh your make up. Ask about the right treatments for your hair to keep it shiny and healthy.
Treat yourself: There are wonderful body treatments that enhance your appearance as well as your well-being. Consider a massage or foot reflexology. Book a mani/pedi for the spring or indulge in a skin care facial.
Listen to yourself: Your body tells you what it needs. If you have aches and pains, ask a health care professional what you can do to feel better. There are many options available from exercise programs to various home and clinical treatments.
Be kind to yourself: A constant diet of negative self-talk can undermine your appearance like junk food. When you find yourself thinking something negative about yourself, for example, I can’t do that, turn the phrase around and tell yourself, “I’m good enough to give that a try.”
If you look your best, you feel your best; and before long, you will find that doors open for you, and that people want to be around you.