Today’s busy lifestyle and our ‘do-it-all-get-things-done-asap” often leads to poor health and bad moods.
Give yourself a great start to the day by following a few simple steps that will set you up for a super energized, happy and productive day.
Start the night before:
It may sound superficial but a lovely pair of pjs and soft luxurious socks or slippers will help you feel relaxed and cozy, hence you are more likely to get a good night’s sleep and wake up refreshed when you are feeling nice and comfy.
Invest in natural fibres that are breathable and act as a temperature regulator. Choosing silk, cotton or cashmere blends will ensure that you’ll stay warm in winter and cool in summer. And a pair of soft furry slippers will give you that extra boost you need to jump out of bed and start your day.
And now that your all tucked in and comfortable, get your planner out and organize the next day.
Have a Plan
Write down your to-do’s, goals and deadlines so that you have a clear idea of what needs to be done, what’s urgent and make sure to add a 10 minute cushion before and after each event just in case something else comes up. Plan your meals, and try to be reasonable with how much you can achieve in a day.
It goes without saying that eating right is a keystone habit which paves the way for a healthy mind and body but we so often neglect our own basic needs. So here’s your daily reminder to eat healthy and stay away from animal products if you can.
A hearty breakfast that combines good carbs, lots of fibers and some protein will keep you full and happy for hours.
Early mornings may be tough especially during the cold winter months but a feel-good playlist can do wonders!
A musical pick-me-up will get you moving and getting ready in no time. Oh! And don’t forget to wake me up before you go-go.
Your sense of smell has the power to influence your everyday life greatly. Smells fishy? There are actual scientific researches and studies that have shown how people can remember and be affected by a scent with 65% accuracy after 1 year while visual memory sinks to 50% after only a few months. The smells we experience play a crucial role in how we feel and how we associate with memories and places. Specific smells have been found to increase alertness which in turn results in higher productivity rates. One study found that when lemon oil was diffused throughout a Japanese office building, productivity among data entry operators increased by 54%. Scents can also be used to ward off mid-afternoon brain fog by revving your concentration levels. The association of fragrance and emotion is not an invention of poets or perfume-makers. Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain, which is thought to be the seat of emotion. Smell sensations are relayed to the cortex, where ‘cognitive’ recognition occurs, only after the deepest parts of our brains have been stimulated. Use that to your advantage by triggering your more deep-seated emotional responses to get all cheerful and happy with the right scent or perfume.
Feeling Happier Already? Wait ’till you see this!
I’m truthfully grateful for your love and support! This blog was created to provide a happy and inspiring environment with an air of exclusivity at the same time. It was never about gainning as many subscribers as possible, or having a massive impersonal following. It was always about the very few of us that have a connection of some sort in one way or another, trust and friendship between metalheads, foodies and fashion junkies all over the globe with a soft spot for a cruelty free lifestyle and all things aesthetically pleasing.
IT’S ABOUT YOU & ME.
Thank you and love you for being a part of this.
I ‘d love to share a few of my favourite pick-me-up things with you so I’m hosting this giveway hoping that you’ll be as excited as I am.
To be entered please follow my blog and my instagram and leave a comment to let me know which prize you’d like to win. All comments will be taken into account, either here or on instagram and you may comment more than once for extra chances to win.
The first prize is something I’ve been so eager and excited to share with you. It’s an 1 year membership with HOME EXCHANGE worth of 138$. Home exchange has completely changed my life and the way I travel. For me it’s the only way to visit England as often as possible for the longest amount of time each time, for you it can be a great way to see more places, live like a local and broaden your horizons. It’s easy, safe and very, very green at the same time.
The second super thrilling prize of equal value is a collection of bits that make me happy and help me start my day on the right foot.
A brilliant swarovski crystal bracelet on a sliver plated chain, a mini box of the loveliest paperclips to keep you organized and a bottle of au de toilette by Intimissimi which is so fresh and clean that will put a smile on your face instantly.
And all you have to do is follow my blog and instagram if you don’t already, and think that we have something in common. The giveaway ends on the 29th of January, it’s international and the winner will be randomly picked. I will personally contact you on instagram to let you know.