By Apoorva Chaudhary
The present times are hard. Aren’t they? Most of us have busy schedules and we lead stressful and unhealthy lifestyle that eventually prove to be detrimental to us. But fret not, here is a list of things that you can do to give yourself a treat by boosting your mind, body and soul.
Working out is a must to lead a healthy life, for it makes your body active and more efficient. It helps you to get in shape and improves your stamina. You can join a gym or exercise at home. A daily dose of yoga can bring wonders to your life by keeping you fit and healthy. There are plenty of videos available on the internet that can help you plan your exercises. Adopting this habit will also get you to bed early and make you smarter. You will definitely embrace yourself and feel good about your body.
2. Eat Beautiful:
Exercising, wearing pretty clothes, trying new makeup tricks can surely make you look pretty. But eating the right food can make you look prettier. Here are a few beauty foods that you can add to your diet.
- Strawberries: These are rich in Vitamin C and are great antioxidant. Strawberries have the potential to make your skin glow and also protect you from wrinkles.
- Apples: These are another great antioxidant. It helps to control weight and protect you from skin cancer. An apple a day can do wonders to your life.
- Carrots: They are a great way to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Carrots contain cartenoids that help in reducing skin sensitivity. So, get that glow from within by adding them to your diet.
- Peanuts: Eating peanuts everyday increases the blood flow and helps in getting healthy and youthful skin. It also promotes growth of hair and gives healthy and strong hair.
Meditation is one activity that uplifts your soul. Just 10 minutes of meditation each day can keep stress away and increase your happiness. You can meditate at your workplace too. Instead of a coffee break, go for a meditation break. You can also listen to meditation audios, as they are quite upbeat and comforting. This will boost your spiritual self and sharpen your mind, as you will breathe in the positive and breathe out the negative. Meditation can also increase your creativity and give you an emotionally and mental balanced life. So, throw away the feelings of tension, anxiety, anger and frustration out of the window and meditate.
Our skin is exposed to dirt everyday, which is why regular cleansing is very crucial to the skin. Dead skin cells can clog your pores causing blackheads and blemishes. Exfoliating can add miracles to your skin, if done once or twice a week. You can add a cleanser to your loofah and get rid of those dead skin cells. It helps rejuvenate your skin irrespective of your skin type. It improves your complexion no matter whether you have dry, normal, oily or sensitive skin and it leaves your skin smooth and fresh. Dermatologists consider exfoliation to be necessary for healthy skin.
5. Keep A Quick Makeup Bag:
From working out to office to catching up for a dinner, we want to look flawless throughout the day. A quick makeup bag helps a lot. Make sure you have a concealer, a bronzer, an eyeliner, a mascara, and a lip color in your makeup bag before stepping out for the day. So, any time during the day when you are out and you feel that you are sweating or your makeup is wearing out, then all you need to do is – blend the concealer into your skin, swipe the bronzer, strike the eyeliner, put that mascara on, apply your lip color and you are good to go. These five things can transform your dull and tired face into fresh and glowing face in just few minutes.
6. Drink Water:
Water is the solution to your every problem. Yes, literally it is. Increasing your water intake can prove it right. Make sure to drink plenty of water(roughly 8 glasses of water) in a day and always start your day with at least two glasses of water. You will see the results soon. Water can be miraculous to our body, due to its huge number of benefits. Water flushes out toxins from our body, adds glow to the skin keeping your skin healthy and fresh, flattens that bloated belly, keeps you away from diseases by improving your immune system and when your body is fit, you tend to feel a lot happier.
7. Take A Nature Walk:
Nothing can be more beautiful than taking a walk in the nature. Save 20 minutes of your day for a walk and you will see the benefits of this blissful activity. During your walk, think about all the positive things in your life and be grateful for what you have in your life. So, give yourself completely to the mother nature for those 20 minutes to attain peaceful living and give you an insight to who you are. This simple step can bring wonders to your mental and emotional state.
Reading is the best activity to give a workout to your mind. You should read yourself to bed to improve your mind. You can pick up any book that you find interesting and delve yourself into the world of the book. Reading gives you a new perspective into things that were earlier not thought of and take you on a tour of imagination. It has been perceived through ages that women, who read have improved minds and have a better understanding of their needs and desires. Reading improves the mind and unblocks those cells in the brain that remain blocked otherwise. It helps you to build your opinions and gives a perspective into the world.
Clear the clutter around you and reduce your stress. Keeping your stuff organized keeps your life organized too. A disorderly desk at your workplace has the tendency to disturb your mind and when you come home, you do not want a messy room waiting to be cleaned either. When you are back after spending a busy day, all you seek is for peace of mind. That chaotic room can ruin your mood and thereby increase your stress. An organized space will make you feel more in control and help you stay focused in achieving your goals.
Disconnect yourself from the daily routine and spend some stress free leisure time. Travelling is a very good stress buster and gives you an opportunity to unravel yourself and gives you a sense of freedom. It also widens your perspective and gives you unforgettable memories. So, go on a vacation and spread your wings to fly high and give yourself a treat.
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