When you're feeling happy and excited about life, that energy radiates to those around you.
Therefore, one of the best ways to take care of your appearance is to make sure you're feeling your best.
whether you are at dinner with your best friend, on vacation, or at a fun yoga class, feeling your best comes automatically. But let's be honest—life gets crazy for all of us from time to time.
There's no way to make life perfect all the time. Sometimes it gets stressful, complicated, and hard.
So how do you feel your best during such times?
Whatever situation you're dealing with—whether it's getting your grumpy kid to school, being flooded with deliverables at work, or being disappointed by a loved one, pause. Step back, take a deep breath, shift your focus to what you can appreciate.
For example, if your kid is stalling and running late, you can still look at her lovingly. Remember she's young, and won't be so forever. Enjoy this phase.
Getting bombarded by five work requests at a go? Shift your focus to appreciating that you love what you do for a living.
Gratitude makes you feel freer and able to enjoy what's happening.
Meditation has fantastic benefits. It's something we recommend to everyone for happiness, optimum health, and radiant skin.
However, it requires creating a new habit. Sometimes this isn't the easiest thing to do when facing negative situations.
The core principle of meditation, though, can be applied at any time. It's called mindfulness or being present in the moment.
Try this experiment: whenever you feel stressed, focus on where that stressful feeling is in your body. Then shift your focus to a different part of your body that's relaxed.
Keep shifting your attention between the stressed and the relaxed parts of your body.
Resist the temptation of making the stress go away. Within a minute or so of shifting your attention back and forth like this usually alleviates the stressed feeling.
Our lives are increasingly sedentary these days. Make a deliberate effort to move in a way that feels good to you. It can provide a burst of happiness, no matter what's going on.
Dancing (even in your bedroom or living room), gardening, a brisk walk or ten- minute run are examples of how you can get moving without going to the gym. You'll notice you feel better after such activities.
An added benefit: moving pumps up your circulation, so your cheeks flush, and you get a subtle glow. Doing this often will give you that external radiance on your skin.
The Sole Toscana Skincare Team.