Have you ever had those days where everything feels out of control? I’m not going to lie, this is pretty common in my lifestyle. Whether I’m trying to get my life organized between trips, or simply trying to balance work, relationships, and being healthy, I often wish I had a reset button to relax and focus on myself!
I think one of the most important aspects of a well-balanced life is to focus on a healthy lifestyle. In the past, I’d find myself pulling all-nighters to finish projects OR grabbing junk food when I didn’t have time to cook. While it may have seemed like a good idea at the time, trying to cover up puffy eyes from lack of sleep or fighting breakouts from an unhealthy diet was always an unfortunate result! However as I’ve gotten older and my schedule has gotten even more hectic, I’ve realized making a few positive changes to my routine manages to keep everything balanced and under control.
By prioritizing these five simple tips, it allows me to be more productive, efficient, and all around more positive. Best of all, it allows me to maintain a balanced, radiant and healthy self from the inside out!
Check out my 5 tips for a healthy and radiant self:
1. Drink Lots Of Water
Though soda was always my beverage of choice, dehydration can wreak havoc on your skin – and mood. From a puffy complexion to dry skin, depriving your body of water can negatively affect your physical appearance. Keeping my body hydrated not only helps keep my skin radiant but also healthy and nourished.
2. Nourish Your Skin With Healthy Products
Even on the busiest days, I always find time for my skincare routine. When I have healthy skin, I can feel confident leaving the house without makeup which is important given my busy schedule. When it comes to skincare, I know I can always rely on Aveeno’s products. Aveeno’s Positively Radiant is a collection of facial skincare products uniquely formulated to target all 5 Factors of Radiance – tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness, and brown spots – to leave your skin looking fresh, awake, and luminous. One of my favorite products in the collection is the Aveeno Positively Radiant 60-Second In-Shower Facial which brightens and rejuvenates my skin in just one-minute with its moisture rich soy and lemon peel extract. I use the cleanser one to two times a week in the shower and it gently exfoliates and transforms my skin.
Since my skin is always SUPER dry this time of year, I love finding a moisturizer that deeply hydrates my skin. The Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Lotion makes my skin feel silky smooth and hydrates up to 24 hours. I use this product every morning and can’t live without it!
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3. Hit The Gym
While it can be hard to convince myself to go to the gym, I always feel so much better after a daily sweat sesh. Whether it’s a super intense Spin class or an evening jog through the park, regular exercise is a necessary part to a healthy lifestyle. Exercise helps with blood flow, endorphin levels, and overall energy – plus, it’s the perfect way to de-stress after a long week!
4. Go To Bed Early
As a night owl, going to bed at a decent hour is always the hardest step for me! I don’t know what it is, but I always get a boost of energy late in the evenings.Though it’s tempting to stay up and work, committing to a good night’s sleep helps me stay on routine. It also makes waking up early much easier and prevents those dreaded puffy eyes from a lack of sleep.
5. Eat A Well-Balanced Diet
In case you didn’t know, food is fuel – and what you eat contributes a lot to how you feel. One of the easiest tricks I’ve discovered for maintaining a well-balanced diet is to stock the pantry with only healthy foods. As satisfying as a slice of pizza may seem, fresh fruits and veggies will provide your body and skin the essential nutrients they need. My favorite way to get all of the nutrients I need is with a homemade smoothie packed with fruits, kale, flaxseed, aloe juice, and other beneficial ingredients.
What are your favorite ways to maintain a healthy and radiant self?