Written By Mikkie Mills / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Life moves by so quickly that sometimes you just get caught up in the flow of what is happening around you. If you aren't mindful of what's directing your life, you might find yourself living a life that is draining you instead of giving you joy. It's important to pause, take stock of your self-care regime and consider how you want to grow and improve as a person.
Here are four ways you can take steps to improve yourself inside and out.
- Baby Your Skin
Appearances are more than just our superficial exteriors. How you treat your appearance reflects deeply on how you care for yourself as a person. One way to really improve your exterior is to take the time to truly care for your skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and deserves plenty of attention to make sure you are helping it be as healthy as possible.
The simplest two products to start with are a gentle cleanser and a moisturizing daily face cream. Those two items always create the most important foundation of any skincare routine. Aside from those two, the only other truly essential skincare item is sunscreen. Prevention is always the key to any skincare regime and a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen are indispensable.
- Refuel Yourself Well
You cannot improve yourself on the inside or the outside if you aren't properly refueling your body. Focusing on adequate hydration is key. Start your day by drinking eight ounces of water before your morning coffee or breakfast. This starts your day off on the right foot and then continuing to drink eight ounces of water after each bathroom trip will make sure you stay properly hydrated.
You may find the water helps simple ailments like headache or fatigue more than you realized and you will likely start to have more consistent energy levels. Focusing on proper nutrition will also bring great internal improvements that will likely also show up on the outside.
Eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables will greatly benefit your health which could result in stronger hair and nails as well as an improved skin complexion. You may be less likely to come down with annoying cases of sniffles as well since your body will be more balanced and healthy to combat any viruses.
- Reinforce Positive Thoughts
It may seem like a small and easy task, but it can actually be quite challenging to reinforce positive thinking for yourself. Oftentimes people are their own worst critics and they may say things to themselves that they would never say to a friend or a loved one. Take the time to examine your inner thoughts about yourself and take steps toward making sure you are saying kind words to yourself regularly.
By introducing positive self-talk you will find that your confidence has a strong boost. You will learn to be less self-conscious and will probably even end up being more encouraging to others. When you learn to love yourself it not only changes how you see yourself, but it usually changes the way others see you as well.
- Do Things That You Love
Another great way to improve yourself is to find a hobby or activity that you love. When you spend time doing the things that you love, your happiness becomes contagious to others. If you don't already have a hobby you love you should try out the hobbies of your friends and family members. You might find something that you love to do and will instantly have a companion to do it with.
When you take the time to care for yourself by taking care of your skin, adequately refueling, thinking positively, and investing in things that bring you happiness, you will find that you naturally improve over time.
You will grow internally in both health and confidence and that will show as an outer improvement to others as well. It's worth it to take the time and make sure you are caring for yourself regularly.
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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer from Chicago. She is also a mother of two who loves sharing her ideas on interior design, budgeting hacks and DIY. When she's not writing, she's chasing the little ones around, walking her dog, or can be found rock climbing at the local climbing gym.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.