I have found that on days when I feel my worst, making myself feel pretty ALWAYS improves my outlook on things. Something as simple as washing my face and putting on a little make-up can work wonders. Even if I'm not going anywhere. Before I know it I feel pretty, and I want to make my body feel the same way thru exercise.
I use Mary Kay skincare and makeup. The microdermabrasion set makes my skin so soft.
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When you can't let go of nagging worries, set your timer and give yourself 5 or 10 minutes to worry. Sit and concentrate on worrying. When the timer goes off, you have taken care of worrying about that subject.
You will actually feel pretty convinced that it is silly to worry about things you can't change.
Think of working out like getting ready for a date. Put makeup on before you work out. You'll feel pretty the whole time you're working out. Even if you end up sweating it all off, you'll still feel pretty.212
If you feel like eating a "treat" (or buying one)... save on money and calories by treating yourself in other ways...
Set your hair, rub lotion on, do your nails, give yourself a pedi, give yourself a facial, go sit in the sun for a few minutes, run a bubble bath... whatever makes you feel good or feel pretty... have at it.
By the time you are done, you won't even want that pint of ice cream or new pair of shoes :)
This can also be a good way to adopt new habits that you want to incorporate into your healthy lifestyle... I mean, who puts on as much lotion, drinks as much water or cares for him or herself enough every day?
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