And you don’t have to commit to a crazy diet!
It seems like we are on a never ending quest to pursue a happy, healthy life. Experts are often telling us the latest diet, exercise and relationship advice that will transform our wellbeing for the better. Yet the reality is we often go back to our old habits of eating a meatlovers pizza after following a strict vegan diet for 3 days, avoiding our Pilates class and succumb to the texts from the player who we can’t seem to resist.
And while these habits often make us feel down on ourselves, they’re what make us human. However, there are subtle, not so obvious changes that you can make in your daily routine that will instantly improve your life. And we promise you’ll hardly notice you’re making them!
Our friends at Fashion Weekly share 10 small changes you can make for a healthier lifestyle and we’ve paired some ideas with suggested retail therapy from Femeconomy approved brands.
Take your makeup off each night
We understand the struggle of staggering home after a night out when all you want to do is crawl into bed. And we must admit it’s lucky enough if we use a makeup wipe let alone complete our whole skincare routine after a night of drinks or a busy day. However, being slack in this department is doing a whole lot of harm to your skin, and even advancing the signs of aging!
Use an oil cleanser to begin removing your makeup, then follow up with a foam cleanser to remove any lingering traces. We promise you’ll feel clean, refreshed and your skin will be glowin’ in no time (and who can say no to that)! Femeconomy approved Alpha H has a Liquid Laser Cleansing Oil and The Body Shop offers the Aloe Calming Foam Wash.
Call your Mum
Or your bestie for a quick catch up or weekly rant. Talking to someone you love increases endorphins, and as a result you’ll be beaming from ear to ear. If you are in the market for a new phone, visit Femeconomy approved JB HI-Fi.
Watch an Academy Award Winning Movie
Cry, laugh and be amazed.
See a therapist
If you haven’t already, seeing a therapist will help you get through the bad times and increase the good. Stigma associated to seeing a psychologist is now of the past. There is nothing more invigorating than getting issues off your chest in a confidential environment. We all need a little rant every now and then.
Forget toxic relationships
It’s finally time to cleanse your relationships of toxic individuals. Remind yourself you deserve loving, supportive relationships. Once you’ve made the cull we ensure you’ll attract a multitude of individuals who value your friendship and love.
Embrace your inner Beyoncé
We mean, she slays at everything! Style, dancing, music, success! But what we love the most is her confidence! When times get tough pump some Queen Bey and remind yourself that you’ve got this, because truthfully you do!
Book that holiday
Stop putting off that holiday to Hawaii or that European escape! It’s time to start ticking off your bucket lists. If you have the money, put time in for your holidays and book that ticket! If you haven’t, start planning when it’s feasible for you to go and start saving. There’s no time like the present to explore the world.
We all have our vices, whether that’s chocolate, shopping or red wine. Ensure you treat yourself at least once a week. Get a facial, splurge on those shoes or enjoy a cupcake. You deserve it!
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Organise your wardrobe
When our wardrobes are organised, our whole lives feel in check. Fair enough it feels like such a chore, but cleansing our wardrobes each season (or at least once a year) will help you feel calmer and will ensure your closet isn’t an explosion of unworn clothes, as much as you say to yourself you will wear them one day. To make you feel even better about the clean up, why not donate your corporate clothes to Fitted for Work, who have helped over 24,000 disadvantaged women find work and keep it.
Manifest an amazing day
Every morning when you wake up tell yourself ‘today is going to be amazing’. We all have our off days, but by adjusting our mindset and changing negative thoughts to positive statements you’ll quickly radiate happiness. And there’s nothing healthier than that.
Jessica Lunan is the Fashion Editor at Fashion Weekly.
Fashion Weekly is an online destination that delivers the latest industry news, style advice, beauty tips and lifestyle scoop to the fashion obsessed. What Jessica loves about fashion is that it’s an instant language that celebrates everyone’s individuality. When she isn’t obsessing over the latest season drops and celebrity goss, you’ll find Jessica exploring the latest dining destinations, drinking copious amounts of coffee with friends or indulging in reality TV.
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