Do you feel in desperate need of a mummy makeover? Before you go under the scalpel, try getting back to the basics. These ten steps will help you rejuvenate not just your body but also your mind. And best of all, there’s no risk of having to make a medical negligence claim.
Ritualise your ‘me’ time. Block off a few minutes of your schedule each day to sit and relax. That’s it! Even if you only do it for five minutes after you wake up or before you go to sleep, having a pause can increase your focus and productivity, not to mention, your happiness.
Read a good book. Sometimes all you want is to get lost in a good story. Reading a book can help you do that. And unlike watching a movie, you can go a slowly as you want when you read.
Start a workout routine. Working out is a great alternative to cosmetic surgery, and it’s one that won’t have you worried about medical negligence laws. Whether it’s pilates for toning your muscles, running for trimming your waist or yoga for clearing your mind, regular exercise has physical and emotional benefits. And just twenty or thirty minutes a day is sufficient if you find it hard to make time for an hour-long workout.
Have a mani/pedi. If only for the foot and hand massage, every person needs a good manicure and pedicure every now and then. Small changes can make a big difference in your attitude, and getting a new coat of nail polish will make you
feel more attractive.
Invest in new accessories. Maybe you don’t have the time or money to go shopping for a new wardrobe, but just picking up a few pieces–such as a scarf or a new handbag–will make you feel like you’ve got new wardrobe options.
Overhaul the family diet. You are what you eat, so try to keep your diet healthy and clean. Stocking the refrigerator with more whole vegetables, fruits, grains and proteins will give you more energy and a youthful glow.
Have a date night. Don’t get caught up in the rat race of life. Remember to take time out for special evenings with your partner or your friends. Catching your girlfriends up on your life will give you a chance to process it yourself.
Start a journal. Writing down your thoughts before bed is an excellent form of therapy. It may also help you sleep better, too.
Make new friends. Introducing yourself to new people can help make you more aware of how great your life really is. So don’t be afraid to mingle in social settings; you just might meet your new best friend.
Love and live for the person you are today. Are you saving that size 6 pair of jeans for when you lose weight? It’s a phase that every mum goes through.
The important thing, however, is to try to be your best self in every moment–and to value that person in every moment, as well.