With the weather warming up and needing to take your shorts and singles out, it’s the best time of the year to look and feel your best. Here are my top 5 tips to getting the most out of spring and reviving your zest for life!

 

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1.     Get out and get moving!

Spring is the time to get back into the routine of regular exercise. Creating routines around things that interest you. It could be swimming, hiking, jogging, or just the gym are things that will not only have you feeling confident come summer, but have you looking amazing too.  After spending the winter carb loading off delicious comfort foods, there are more than likely a couple extra kilos most people need to get rid of.  Getting a group of friends together for walks, biking or just throwing a ball in a park motivates the health kick that so many of us need come spring. Making exercise fun is the key!  Always do the things you like rather than the things you think you should like.  There is more chance that you will commit to the things you find fun and keep at it. Less room giving up and being disappointed if you’re engage yourself with activities that you genuinely enjoy doing.

 

2.     Relax and pamper

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Relaxing can be various things, depending on the individual.  For me relaxing is being outdoors in the sun with a picnic and enjoying my surroundings. For others it can be lounging on their sofa reading a book or watching their favourite movie or TV show.  You need to stop and think what makes you feel most at ease and treat yourself to this feeling once a week. Make this relax time a part of your weekly routine.  And what about the pampering? What makes you feel good?  It could be a Spray tan, having your lashes and brows done or even just a massage.  It doesn’t have to be something you spend money on.  Run a bubble bath or put on a mask. Whatever it may be, treat yourself and don’t feel guilty about it.

At Bayside Beauty I can help you with the pampering side of things.  I love nothing more than to make my clients feel amazing and confident. Come and see me for any of the following beauty services: Eyelash extensions; Eyelash tinting; Eyebrow tinting; Facial Waxing and Spray Tanning.

 

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3.     Reconnect

If you’re anything like me, the winter season is spent at home doing very little.  I personally don’t like the cold and will avoid social activities to avoid leaving the warmth of my home.  Yes I know QLD weather is not that cold but that’s just what happens.  Let spring time be the time you reconnect with those you haven’t seen much of or at all in the hibernating period.  Friends and family are the most important things in life.  Call those you care about and enjoy in one another’s company.  Stuck on what to do? BBQ’s are always great! Have one at home or have one in a park.  Go for a coffee date or have a games night!  If you have never been the social butterfly and find your self a bit lonely, then this is the time to widen your social circle and get out and connect with new people.  Perhaps taking up a hobby or expanding your education with a night class.  These are great ways to meet new people.  Whatever it is, be brave and give it a good go! You might surprise yourself 😉

 

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4.     Eat a balanced diet

Turning to comfort food is definitely high on everyone’s habits throughout winter.   After a long winter of overeating you will be feeling sloppy and under the weather.  While it’s okay to treat yourself, it’s also important to ensure your diet is filled with foods that make you feel good even after eating them. A balanced diet is necessary to live a happy healthy life.  Consuming lots of fruits and vegetables will assist in lifting your mood and bringing a bounce back in your step. Some research suggests that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish and eggs, may also help to boost your mood.  Do some reading and find out how you can improve your diet.

 

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5.     Be your best self

Yep, this is a deep one.  You must look within yourself and do some soul searching.  I know this is hard for some people but once you start, and you start to feel the peak it will motivate you to keep going.  Living your best self encompasses a few different elements that much be lived in peak performance:

1. Focus – Pursue goals that have a deep meaning

2. Calm – Learn to observe your thoughts

3. Motivation - Understanding the why behind everything you do

4. Clarity – Reflect deeply and honestly on your thoughts and actions

5. Energy – Create routine and turn them into habits

6. Connected– Have love and appreciate for everything in your life

Try think about these everyday.  Put them into practice as much as you can and you will feel like you’re living and being your best self. 

 

Adriana Alvarenga

Bayside Beauty

 

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