I am sure we have all had those days where you literally feel like you look rubbish. Yesterday was one of those days for me and I started off the evening almost crying about how low I felt about myself. I had a day of binge eating (I didn’t know I could consume that much food), I didn’t do any exercise, my hair was unwashed, my skin was bad and in general I just felt like a lump.
Naturally, I decided to get into bed with food because by this point I had given up trying not to binge eat and I let myself watch a sad movie to cry and called it a day.
Today however, I started afresh. Here are some of my glow up tips.
1. Start the day with healthy food.
Even if you slip up on healthy food later on in the day at least your breakfast was healthy. Also you are more likely to carry on eating healthily. I went for porridge and a banana.
2. Have a heavy duty shower.
For me this involved washing my hair (what a difference that makes!). I exfoliated my patchy tan off, shaved and moisturized.
3. Paint your nails.
I went for red just because I wanted to feel badass.
Every body is different but every body needs exercise. Whether that is too lose weight for yourself, gaining weight, toning up etc moving your body will make you feel happier and you will look amazing doing it.
5. Change your hair.
For me, I’m going to dye my hair blonder and grow it out. Changing your hair will make you feel like a new person and can be the perfect start to a new you.
Go to a salon and get a wax (legs, upper lip, underarms, bikini etc). Body hair is a personal choice of course but for me, when I have just waxed my legs for example I always feel better and want to wear more dresses and skirts.
Go get your eyebrows done professionally, this will make your makeup a lot easier or will allow you to go makeup free. It can really do wonders. I either go to benefit of Superdrug.
8. Werk, werk, werk.
Whether that is focusing more at school, work, or at your hobby. Do what you have to do to get what you want. Grind hard and be an Elle Woods.
9. Change your wardrobe.
Order the clothes that have been in the shopping basket for months. Go out of your comfort zone, find fashion inspiration and wear what you want. Most importantly though remember to include clothes that flatten your shape.
10. Invest in lingerie.
A few weeks ago I ordered myself some Victoria’s Secret underwear and it has been life changing. Get measured and make sure you feel sexy, just for yourself.
11. Whiten your teeth.
12. Fake tan.
I love Bondi Sands in ultra dark.
13. Clean your room.
Update your bedroom, house, office, car etc. Make sure the environments you are spending your time in are allowing you to be creative and happy. You change as a person, consequently the environments around you should allow you to grow.
14. Revaluate your personality.
Be the person you want to be, if people around you are holding you back they need to be removed from your life. Your future self will thank you.
I hope this helped. It’s okay not to feel happy with yourself as long as you use that to change. It would be useless to say that you shouldn’t feel that way because every one does and that doesn’t make you weak or mentally unstable, it makes you a human in the 21st century. Improving your appearance can make you feel better, it may sound self centred but that is reality. If it will help you, do it.
Eleanor Elizabeth xx