3 ways to feel your best this summer - MissLJBeauty

3 ways to feel your best this summer

The official start to summer is fast approaching, which means busier schedules, upcoming adventures, and more time spent outdoors. Whether you’re planning a summer getaway or spending time closer to home with family and friends, you’re going to want to feel healthy and your tip top best to keep up with it all! The shift from fall and winter hibernation to summer socializing can feel a bit difficult - especially after the past few years. But with a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to looking and feeling your best this summer! 

Start each day on a positive note

When you are wanting to feel your best each day, that obviously starts with your morning. Each morning, get the day started on the best note possible - and transfer that energy throughout your day, to keep the positive vibes flowing. Creating a positive morning routine can go a long way to setting the tone for your entire day (seriously!). Rather than hitting the snooze button five times or scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram and TikTok first thing in the morning, try some of these tips to create a morning routine that works for you. 

  • Wake up 15 minutes earlier: resist the urge to hit the snooze button. If you are usually in a rush to get out the door, slow down your routine a bit. The best way to do this is by waking up just a tad bit earlier every day. It doesn’t have to be 15 minutes - you know what you need! Feeling rushed in the morning is a definite way to create a stressful atmosphere. Giving yourself the flexibility to go a bit more slow, eat breakfast, and enjoy your morning will definitely help put you in the right state of mind.

  • Start the day with gratitude: instead of scrolling, practice gratitude. Research suggests that practicing gratitude daily actually makes you happier and less depressed. And what better way to start your day than spending just a few minutes with your gratitude journal, bible, or one of your favorite uplifting books?

  • Stretch your body: stretching in the morning helps relieve tension and pain. It also helps increase flexibility and blood flow, helping you prepare for the day ahead. 

  • Eat a nourishing breakfast: starting your day with the nutrients your body craves will help boost your energy. Plus, you’ll be more likely to make healthy food choices for the rest of the day. 

  • Last but not least, take the time to get ready. You know what makes me feel the best? Getting dressed in an outfit that I love, feeling fresh from a morning shower, and putting on makeup. This does take more time (obviously), but a little goes a long way and it will definitely make you feel your best and so much more confident!

Develop a great relationship with exercise - and make it fun

No matter how much you have or have not worked out in the past, developing a great relationship with exercise is essential because working out provides SO many benefits to your overall health and how you feel. Want to feel your best? Exercise. However, it’s important to make sure that your exercise is FUN and that you actually enjoy it. If you don’t, you will surely get burnt out fast. Need help with working out and making it fun? CrossFit Solid Orange prides themselves on creating a community, where you will feel safe and have fun while getting a great workout in. CrossFit gyms in Nashville might seem intimidating, but CrossFit Solid Orange is FAR from it - trust me. They welcome every single person in, no matter what their fitness level currently is, and they will help you learn how to work out safely, while having fun, at the same time. This is one of the BEST ways to feel your best this summer!

Learn how to decrease stressors in your life

We talked a bit earlier about slowing down your morning to decrease stressors in your life, but how about going past your morning? Work, friends, family, and so much more - they all have the potential to cause stress. I mean, stress is EASY to feel, if you let it get to you. The best way to avoid stress? That’s a trick question, because there is no easy way to just make stress totally gone. However, you can learn how to manage it better! This is no easy feat, but focus on fueling your body, managing hormones, and getting “in shape” mentally, first.

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