Looking good is not just about your hair and spa appointments; it’s also about how you take care of the rest of your body, as well as how you nurture your mental and emotional well-being. It’s a new year, a time for new beginnings when you can start making the changes you know you should do for yourself.
Here are some ways to help you feel good, which will in turn help you look good:
Become more active
— Find more ways of moving around throughout the day instead of staying glued to your seat staring at a computer. It’s not just about losing weight; it’s also about avoiding the negative effect on your posture and health.
Spend less time on social media
— If you are spending an hour or more every day on social media, it’s time to make a change. Pick up the phone and make a call to your family or friends, go for a mind-clearing walk or treat yourself to
Get in shape
— A New Year’s resolution of losing weight is at the top of the list for most people. It’s easy to start a diet and exercise programme, but the trick is to find the right one for you. This will make it easier for you to stick to it in the long run. It might just be a matter of adding one more day to your current exercise programme or parking farther away from the entrance of the places you work or visit so that you can get more steps in each day.
Start eating healthier food, and less food overall
— When you are surrounded by cheap junk food, starting a healthier diet can be a tough thing to do. Try to eat healthy snacks, eat more vegetables and less meat, and find ways that will work for you to control emotional eating. With determination, you will find yourself developing healthier
Get more quality sleep
— Getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night is needed for optimal health. Always set reminders to turn your electronic devices off or on silent at least a half hour before going to bed. This will help to silence your mind and relax you for a good night’s sleep.
— Stress can have a very destructive effect on your health and the way you look. It may be an unavoidable side effect of the hectic modern lifestyles we live today, but making a determined effort to reduce the stress in your life can pay great dividends.
Darla Dilbert is the owner of Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa and has been a qualified cosmetologist for the past 32 years.