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A wise person once advised, "Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside." That's exactly what every girl should strive for—be it through the major decisions you make in life or the simple changes you make to your routines.
CGs, how do you start your day? Do you spend an extra 30 minutes in bed scrolling through your social feeds, and then skip your shower because you're already late? Do you then drop by the nearest fast food chain to grab a quick meal before heading to work? This may be causing the mid-day dullness and negativity you're feeling right about now, because (1) you rushed through your morning routine, and (2) the tapsilog you had for breakfast is making you feel bloated.
Want to know how to maintain your glow and feel light throughout the day? Here are six easy ways:
1. Wake up to your first alarm.
Are you the kind of girl that sets four different alarms (with 15-minute intervals), wakes up to the fourth alarm, and rushes through her morning routine on a daily basis? Not being able to relax during your A.M. shower and have time to put on your makeup is probably contributing to the crappy day you're having. So, grab your phone, delete your three other alarms, and commit to waking up to your remaining alarm. You'll thank us tomorrow!
2. Squeeze in a quick stretch or workout.
You don't even have to limit yourself to mornings—do this if you want an instant boost of positivity! Plus, a few squats will help you stay fit and feel light.
3. Have a light but hearty breakfast.
You don't need to have a five-course breakfast for it to be considered a good meal. Also, a quick meal doesn't necessarily have to come from a fast food joint. If there's one thing you need in your breakfast, it's fiber—eating enough of it daily improves your aura. Our tip? Make a mason jar breakfast with Nestle Fitnesse, yogurt, and your favorite fruits! All you have to do is to mix them all together, pop the jar in the freezer, and enjoy a quick, nutritious meal for the day ahead.
4. Wear a good lipstick.
Whether you go for a power lip or a nude lip, you'll look (and feel!) amazing if it perfectly complements your look. Tip: You've found the right shade for today if it makes your whole face glow!
5. Style your hair.
Have you ever noticed how fabulous you always feel right after stepping out of a salon, or when your day two hair is slaying? It's called a "good hair day" for a reason, and there's nothing better than flipping your hair and having it fall perfectly back into place.
6. Think positive!
You can't discount the power of the mind, and if you play it right, you can get the so-called "Law of Attraction" in your favor. Before heading out for work, smile, and repeat this mantra in your head: "Today's going to be great." You'll see how this little mental habit—plus an overall healthy morning routine—can make you feel light the whole day.