What’s the point of living life if we don’t experience and enjoy it to the absolute fullest? Many Americans don’t get to appreciate the wealth of this country simply because they don’t know how to take care of themselves or look and feel their best.
Let’s change that today! Here are a few key tips from Lifevise that you can use to look and feel your best 24/7.
To begin, adopt some self-care routines ASAP. Self-care routines are any routines that allow you to take care of yourself and enjoy the things you love in life. They can include:
- Visiting great friends once a week
- Giving yourself some recreational time each day
- Taking care of your hygiene and appearance
- Exercising in a way you enjoy
Self-care routines will help you feel better and do better in all of your life’s endeavors, ranging from your relationships to your career.
Exercise With Enthusiasm
Next, be sure to exercise at least 30 minutes per day, even if it’s just mild cardio. Every person needs to exercise to not only build up their cardiovascular health but to also benefit from the release of endorphins: feel-good hormones that your body releases whenever you exercise.
As you become healthier, you’ll feel better as well. Plus, those who exercise always look better than those who don’t!
Fill Your Time With Value
Your time is limited, but that’s what gives it value. To that end, stop going to or doing things that you don’t enjoy.
Don’t want to go to a party with people you don’t like? Skip it and do something at home instead! Is your career bringing you down and filling it with stress? Go back to school, get another degree, and shift your career no matter your age.
Always spend your time doing things that you like or things that will lead you to a better place in life.
Create a “You” Wardrobe
For many people, physical appearance is directly related to how good they feel about themselves. If that sounds like you, treat yourself and look your best by buying new clothes that really fit your personality, aesthetic preferences, and more.
If you wear the right clothes, you’ll feel fantastic, especially if they are fitted well to your body. Just be sure to do tons of research about clothing styles and sizes before buying – that way, the first time you slip into new jeans or a new jacket, you’ll know you made the right purchase!
Spend Time With Loved Ones
We humans are social creatures. As we spend time with our friends and family members, we always feel better and make the most of our lives and possessions.
We’re all a little atomized and separate these days, but you can change that and live life to the fullest by getting together with the people who really matter more often. Don’t skip Christmas or Thanksgiving this year, and try to visit your parents a little more frequently.
Eat Well (and Learn to Cook!)
Your diet makes up a big part of your overall health. With that in mind, try to eat well by prioritizing healthy foods, vegetables, and lean meats. At the same time, cut out excess sugar or tons of carbs to cut down on body fat and look your best over time.
Want to take more enjoyment out of life? Learn how to cook! Not only will you gain a valuable skill, but you’ll be able to make yourself healthy yet tasty meals all the time.
Life Is Best When You Love It
In the end, our lives are always best when we love how we spend our time and how we look. Doing whatever you can to maximize your enjoyment of your life will help you feel better and look better (both to yourself and others). Keep each of these steps in mind and use them to make the most of each day!
About the Author
Elena Stewart, is a certified life coach specializing in the teachings of Brené Brown, Danielle LaPorte, and Marie Forleo. Visit elenastewart.com to find out what coaching can do for you!