Five tips for feeling your best

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 3.28.36 PMI’ve been freelancing for about two years now – and my routine has significantly changed due to working at home now instead of in an office. It’s *really* easy to get up and sit in your pajamas each day, but that doesn’t make me feel very good. I’m definitely not as confident on the days that I roll out of bed and head to Starbucks without a shower. The first year was actually really difficult, but I’ve finally feel like I have a routine that works for me and I’m excited to share with you. Feeling your best as a woman can be hard, especially with jobs, families, children and other challenges . . . so check out my top five tips!

  1. Take a shower when you get up. OR right after you exercise (since some people exercise in the morning).
  2. Speaking of exercise, don’t forget it. Do something each day . . . whether it be a class at the Y, walk around the block, or even a yoga class in your living room. Stay active – to stay young.
  3. Wear a real outfit. Get out of those pajama pants! There are plenty of athletic clothes that are comfortable but are still acceptable to wear in public. You can even lay it out the night before – just like you did in school when you were young.
  4. Take time to meditate. When it first was suggested to me that I meditate to reduce anxiety, I thought it would never happen. I don’t want to lay in a room with candles and chant. But meditation doesn’t have to be that . . . you can simply take five minutes for yourself where you lay in a dark room with silence. Close your eyes. Even just for five minutes, this could be just the refresh you need.
  5. Get enough sleep. THIS is been key for me. I’ve had a history of staying up late and getting 5 hours of sleep, when the truth is that I need 8. Sleep affects everything from mood to weight loss. So get enough!

What are some of your tips for exuding confidence and feeling your best each day? I’d love to hear them in the comments!

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  1. Judy Yowell says

    This is something I need to do, for sure. Been retired for about 5 years and still can’t make myself do something I don’t want to do. I had such a long and hard work life, I think I’m still winding down or at least that’s what I tell my lazy self. Good for you that you got it together.

  2. says

    Though I’m having trouble keeping it up over the summer with four kids home (!), I have a morning routine that includes a shower, tea, quiet time to prepare for the day, and exercise. It helps me get control of the day and feel really good as a work-at-home mom.

  3. says

    Great tips! I’m guilty of not doing several of these on a regular basis. But I fell much better when I get up, shower and get the day started just like when I worked outside the home.

  4. says

    Good reminders! I totally agree on your 5, and do most of them. The getting out of pajamas is a hard one for this work at home girl!

  5. says

    Fantastic tips. I think my struggle is wearing “real clothes”, too! So easy to work all day in PJs. It helps me to actually put on shoes, too…it means I’m “in the real world” and not still in sleepy clothes!

  6. says

    with summer coming to an end in the coming weeks it’s a perfect time to start a new ritual…love your photo-I’m inspired xo

  7. says

    Thanks for the great tips! It is really hard not to get in a rut when working from home. I’m still in my pj’s now, but am running up stair to chair into something cute right now!

  8. Heather says

    Great tips!! It’s so important to exercise weekly! When I wiped out on my mountain bike this summer I think the reason I recovered so quickly from my leg trauma was all the years of weight training I did and I believe my bones are stronger today as a result of that – so I healed pretty quickly! Great post Amy!