Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Be your best you
Never a truer word spoken, right? I thought today I would share with you a few tips to make you feel the best you can. As females I think there is an extreme amount of pressure to be 'perfect'. Magazines, celebs and even other bloggers can leave us feeling pretty crap - couple that with the fact that we have to be daughters, girlfriends, wives, mothers, step mothers etc it can leave us feeling as if we aren't being true to ourselves.
I honestly feel that if you're giving and givnig to other people and other aspects in your life that you end up leaving very little for yourself and then you can't physically or mentally give anymore! It might not help you, or it might, I don't know, but these are what helps me when I'm feeling low and overwhelmed.
Space - For me, this is probably one of the most important things. If I'm feeling constricted, or if I just don't want to see anyone then finding my own space is good. It might just be a quick walk into town, a drive in my car or even hiding in my bathroom and locking the door (privacy is rare with two step kids! Haha) but it helps. It gives you a chance to get your head together and just chill out
Do what YOU want - This leads on quite nicely from my previous point... Everyone does things for other people. We can't help it, it's just the way we're programmed as humans I think but you need to make sure you take time out of your day no matter how busy you are to do things that make you happy, and things that calm you down. For me, that's chilling in front of Netflix, catching up on Youtube videos or going dancing. But whatever it is for you, do it and enjoy it. Yes, you may feel guilty but it is so worth it.
Pamper yourself - I don't know about you, but I love a good pamper. When I'm feeling run down and under pressure, my skin is one of the first things that shows the stress! I get spotty, greasy and my skin just generally looks dull. Taking the time to do a face mask and a lovely bath routine not only makes me feel relaxed, it makes my skin look great which in turn makes me feel more confident in myself.
Spend time with people who make you happy - A bit contradictory I'm sure, but spending time with people that lift you up instead of dragging you down will help your mood wonders! Sometimes all a girl needs is a glass of wine and a gossip with your best friend.
Make Up - If you like make up, wear it whenever the hell you want! There is nothing that a bit of eyeliner and a bright lipstick won't fix. (Obviously I know that's not true, but you know what I mean). By making yourself look the best you can on the outside, you will feel great on the inside.
So, that's the little steps I tend to follow when I feel like I'm going to inwardly combust! On that note, I'm off to do a face mask... ;)
What tips do you have for people to feel good about themselves?