Life is hectic. It’s easy to overschedule your days and get so busy that you forget to ask yourself important questions about your well-being and goals. Questions like:
- How can you take better care of yourself?
- Are there habits or behaviors you’d like to change?
September is Self-Improvement Month. So, we’ve come up with a few fun ways to put these questions into action. From visualizing your future to enjoying your skin care routine, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate.
Create a Vision Board
Creating a vision board pushes you to clarify goals and make them concrete. Basically, it’s a collage of images and words that inspire and motivate.
To get started, sit down and brainstorm. What are your personal and professional goals? Is there something you’ve been dreaming of accomplishing for years? Jot down any ideas. Next, start collecting images. Flip through old magazines and search google. Lastly, put the images and words together in a way that you find visually pleasing. Freestyle and follow your creative instincts, or else create a section for each goal.
Visit the completed vision board for 5 to 10 minutes a day. Over time, you might find certain parts attract you while others repel— these reactions might help hone your vision.
Try a New Hobby
Research shows that learning new activities is an effective way to keep the brain healthy as you age. Self-improvement month is the perfect time to take on a hobby that’ll entertain you and support continued growth. Whether you’ve been longing to learn French or take a painting class, now’s the time to get started. You will be surprised by the ways this new activity enriches your life. For example, you might form an inspiring new friendship. Hey, you might even find your true calling.
Set a schedule to stay committed to the activity. And, remember, this isn’t about perfection. It’s about having fun and finding new ways to experience the world.
With technological development, the pace of daily life continues to hasten. You might find it harder and harder to keep up. Here’s where self-care comes in. While it means something different to everyone, generally, it’s any activity that makes you feel happy and cared for.
For example, for skin care enthusiasts, taking the team to nourish your skin might bring joy and confidence. Factor extra time into your nightly routine to enjoy your favorite products. Alternatively, carve out weekly spa time: apply a favorite face mask and do some meditation. Other popular self-care activities include exercising, keeping a gratitude journal, and making time to see friends.
When you tend to your emotional and physical needs, you’re better able to care for others and take life’s stressors in stride. This is self-improvement in action.
Self-Care Month is a time to reflect on your wants, needs, and dreams. It’s a time to step away from your routine and reinvigorate your life.
At Yellow Beauty, we’re here to help you glow. Our natural skin care products— from cleansers to face masks— are designed to be kind to your skin and the planet. We use wholesome ingredients that have been in style for centuries.
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