So you’ve been on holiday, your tan is fading, your bank balance isn’t looking so smart and neither are your trainers.
Don’t despair, you don’t need to win the lottery to feel a million dollars (yes, we know it would help), but you do need to help yourself.
These easy to implement ideas will add a happy dimension to your life and give you a reason to smile just like you did in those Ibiza selfies.
Get outside! This really is the easiest way to feel brighter and better about life. Walk on the beach, run by the river or even cycle the park and let those feel good endorphins run through your body.
You know taking a bath is good way to relax, but why not mix things up and jump in the shower instead? The sensation of water hitting your skin combined with an aromatherapy body wash packed with uplifting ingredients, such as mandarin, lemon, grapefruit, ginger, rosemary and lemongrass can be the revitalising boost you have been looking for.
Fake it! OK, you might not feel like you are the best Account Exec in the office and might not have Arianna’s body but look around and see that there’s only one you and you have to own it! Put on your favourite jeans, have a new haircut or apply an extra swipe of red lipstick before you hit the bar and be the best you, you can be.
Run mindfully. Yes, you read it right. Get out your leggings and trainers, find a route that works for you and as your put one foot in front of another, use the steady rhythm, to process your thoughts and feelings so when you stretch out afterwards, you are left feeing physically and emotionally uplifted.
Go to a gig. It doesn’t matter whether it’s rock, pop or jazz, but live music gives us a real buzz and it’s got to be better than another night in front of the box?
Not just for solving morning sickness, ginger tea is an instant pick-me-up! It’s soothing and invigorating and will give you a totally natural boost and a warming glow.
Give back. Buy a stranger a coffee, volunteer at a local hospice, even hold the door open for someone else and you will instantly feel happier about your lot.
Bake a cake. You don’t have to be Mary Berry to reap the rewards of cracking eggs, sifting flour and creaming butter. Not only can you leave the stresses of the day behind you, but once your work is done you can sit down with a slice of cake and cup of tea knowing you’ve done a great job.
Go on a digital detox. Take a break from likes and Tweets and instead focus on the real world and what is happening in the here and now.
Smile, the world is with you, not against you.
Team Pure Beauty