Need to re-organize your life after? The tips below will help you look and feel your best this summer, this year, always.
Summer is well and truly knocking on the door right now, and that means that we are definitely out of the cold slump of winter and waking up to new beginnings.
Now is the ideal time to place more focus on yourself. You have great weather which ultimately motivates you to feel better and try out new things.
However, winter can really put you in bad shape. It might not necessarily be obvious.
But having enjoy a few more comfort food dishes and carbs in an evening, exercised less due to the weather, and perhaps not given a thought to your skin and how your hair looks, it means that we are starting from scratch as we build you back up to be summer ready.
Sometimes it isn’t just about getting that bikini ready body, although let’s face it, it is always good to feel confident in your own skin.
Sometimes it is just about feeling your absolute best on the inside and the outside, which then in turn gives you the confidence to feel good in the clothes you are wearing and the activities you are taking part in.
So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can look and feel your best this summer.
8 Tips To Feel Your Best This Summer
Here’s what you should do to improve your mood and confidence, and feel your best this summer:
1. Improve Your Diet
One of the first things to consider would be your diet.
Now that the weather is improving you can start to embrace the healthier options once more. That might be salads, more protein and less carbohydrates (unless they are the good kind, of course).
We can get so much from our diets and, the truth is, we get out of our bodies what we put into them. So why not give your diet and overhaul today and start eating better.
You will find that you will have more energy, your skin may improve and you will start to look and feel better.
2. Drink More Water
Water is nature’s natural detox and really we should be drinking more of it for sure.
The recommended intake is two litres of water a day, and this can flush out any bad toxins in your body and give you the cleanse you need.
Plus, water can actually aid you in getting better quality of sleep, improve your mood and improve your skin tone.
So water really is the natural remedy for a lot of life issues when it comes to our bodies and how we feel.
3. Start Exercising More
I get it. During the winter when it is cold you are less likely to exercise and more likely to sit in front of the TV and binge watch your latest box set obsession.
However, with summer here and the weather is improving, now is the time to start exercising once more.
It could be as simple as heading out for a run, attending a new gym class or just generally being more active.
Filling your days with more activity is going to give you more energy and have you feel better than ever before.
Plus, it can help you to lose weight and feel more confident in your own skin.
4. Try Something New
Maybe you want to try something new and summer is the ideal time to pick up new hobbies.
If you are hoping to align your desire to start something new with feeling good then things like meditation and yoga could be the ideal thing to try.
They are great for your body but even more so fabulous for your mind and your overall mindset.
If it is something you want to try you will be pleased to know that YouTube has some great workouts and tutorials to get you started.
You may also want to join a new gym class locally so you can make some new friends, or try out a different sort of exercise.
Or even coming away from the whole active thing and just stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something different in what you wear and how you look.
Summer is a great time to do this, and embracing new trends can give you a sudden surge of confidence like no other.
5. Give Your Hair Some Love
It is time to give your hair some love this summer.
You may have had it tied up a lot, or stuffed in a hat during the winter, but now that the weather is good you may want to think about adding some moisture and treatments to your hair to bring it back to life.
Some people even use the change of a season as a chance to change their hair color, and if this is something you like to do, then make sure you use a color safe shampoo to keep your hair color looking vibrant and healthy.
Your hair may be feeling a little dry, so don’t worry as you hair stylist should be able to put on a hair mask that will give some moisture back into your locks.
There are some great trends in terms of hair this summer, and you may want to completely change your style.
It is amazing how a hairstyle change can give you that sudden surge of confidence you need to go for what you really want.
6. Embrace A New Skincare Routine
It is now the ideal time to give your skin some love, especially as you may want to rock a more natural look during the hotter days than having to put on a full face of makeup.
Sometimes it is all about going back to basics with your routine. That means cleansing daily, moisturising and generally taking care of your skin in terms of what you eat and what you drink.
It doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on fancy products. Stick to what you know and what you enjoy using on your skin.
This will help you to see some improvement as time goes on. If you are unsure about products, why not take yourself to the beauty store and have a chat with some of the specialists there?
They can give you some samples of things to try which could help to see if new products would work before you fork out a load of money.
7. Have A Positive Mindset
Your mind is a powerful tool, and often it is the one thing that can control every other aspect of how you are looking and feeling.
You may be wearing the best clothes, have the best skin and be really fit but if your mind is telling you otherwise, then it is game over.
It is important to have a positive mindset, as negativity can really put a downer on things.
Work on how you think and feel and proactively change bad situations into positives. It can all feel very forced at first, but habits are formed and a new positive outlook on life will have you seeing results and feeling better than ever.
8. Create New Daily Routines
Finally, the answer to feeling good on the inside out could be in your daily routine. So maybe now is the time to change things up a little.
Perhaps you could choose to get up a little earlier.
Maybe start your day differently. Eat breakfast, drink a smoothie or simply get up to exercise.
Maybe you work better in the morning, so switching your routine to do that could mean you are more productive through the day.
Little changes could make a big difference.
I hope these tips will give you the confidence to look and feel your best this summer.