Have your new year resolutions fallen by the wayside already? The excesses of the festive season can leave you feeling physically and mentally exhausted – and you might have gained a few extra pounds in the process. So it’s entirely understandable if you’re feeling a little jaded and lacking in self-confidence.
It’s not too late to make 2017 your best year yet, so here’s what to do to make sure that you feel your most fabulous ever. Read on to find out how to get even more fabulous in 2017.
WHO’S THAT GIRL? | How to get fabulous in 2017
Yes, there is a little effort involved, but it really is worth it. You don’t have to take up marathon running to reap the benefits of regular exercise – your routine could be as simple as taking a brisk walk every day. Your skin will look great, your clothes will fit better, and you’ll feel mentally able to cope with anything.
Drink more water
Many people don’t drink enough water, believing fizzy drinks or tea and coffee to be just as good for staying hydrated. Start your day with a glass of cool H2O for a cleansing and invigorating way to wake up. Drinking water throughout the day means that you are much less likely to overeat, and you’ll feel much more energized and alert than usual.
Eat like a queen
You can’t expect to feel on top of the world if your diet is filled with cheeseburgers and chocolate. To feel and look your best, cook homemade meals from scratch that include fresh ingredients and lots of veggies. It might take a bit of time and energy, but your mind and body will thank you for it!
Rejuvenate your skin
Sleeping in your makeup, tiredness and stress can all cause your skin to look tired and even a little more lined than you’d like. Make your skin glow with a great new moisturizer and regular cleansing and toning routine. If you need a bit of extra help to keep the march of time at bay, consider Botox injections to reduce wrinkles.
Update your wardrobe
Assess your clothes collection with a critical eye, and decide what works and what doesn’t. If nothing else, this will give you a great excuse to hit the shops! Get great advice on how to give your wardrobe a boost, and you’ll look forward to getting dressed every morning.
Change your mind set
It doesn’t matter how great you look if you don’t feel good inside. Try affirmations to help your mind catch up with your body in the greatness stakes. Repeat affirmations like ‘I am a beautiful, confident woman’ (or whatever words work for you) in front of the mirror every day. If you do this often enough, you will believe it – and then your confidence will soar!
Ditch the dead wood
You know those ‘friends’ who drag you down with criticisms and ‘helpful’ suggestions on how you can improve? Steer clear of them, or cut off contact altogether – you’ll feel better almost instantly!
You deserve to be brimming with self-confidence, so take control by taking action. You won’t regret it!
This post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.