I’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!
- Take a shower when you get up. OR right after you exercise (since some people exercise in the morning).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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