The last few months have been the busiest in a long time, and dare I say it, ever. Lots of travel, project and personal things I have had to juggle day after day, and at times this can be hard on the body, mind and soul. So for me developing a feel good routine is essential in bringing back that centred feeling, that is important to me. So today I’m partnering with Kinder to share mine with you.
1. The Wakeup Choice – Passion
This might seem out of one’s control but it isn’t. Reaching for the phone, rolling over aim-lessly, and sluggishly making moves to the bathroom, are definitely the traits of a bad day ahead. Instead I try to mentally list of some of the things I would like to do, the things I am appreciative about and things that excite me, while vigorously making a move. A glass of hot water lemon and ginger are also my new favourite morning perk.
2. Complete A Goal
I know goal setting can be a bit of a pain, but it makes a difference, I try to make it small and achievable, and I target to complete at least one early on in the day. Recently its all related to fitness, and for me it is making my way to the gym or local park and doing a few laps, 30 minutes is all I need to make a difference, my goals vary and can but be from working out to reading 2 chapters of a book, to meal prepping. Goals are so personal but I try to make them achievable, and successive, and once they are done I always feel better!
3. Get Active
This is a well known, but not the easiest one to execute if heavy breathing and sweating sends a chill down your spine. This is me, however the benefits have out weighed the cons, and as mentioned I just try to go at my own pace, from using my favourite machines in the gym to ensuring my run/walk in the park is filled with music and fresh air.
4. Treat Yourself
Understanding that life can’t just be rigid rules rituals, and the whole part of having a feel good routine is having surprise treats here and there. For me something like Kinder Bueno, is a scrumptious way I like to break up my day and routines, its deliciously different way to enjoy chocolate, while satisfying a sweet tooth and lifting my mood a little. Treats and little excitements are known to make you feel better, and when you have achieved goals, then you deserve it right?!
5. To-do List Completion
Now this might be on your goals list or another one, (I try not to have too many but I do have different lists for different reasons). But I try to pick 2 -3 a day to complete and block out the rest. The pressure of having outstanding things I have to do fills me with dread, so I either completely remove them or just get them done, recently it has been the clear out of my closet room and wardrobe and makeup collection. De-clutter = De-stress, and I’ve really found that less is really more.
6. Pen to Paper
Honestly getting things out of the head and on to paper is like lifting weights of the shoulder and often makes me feel instantly good. General thoughts, affirmations, aspiration and thankfulness is where I like to start from.
Probably my favourite bit, but making myself pretty, doing my hair and makeup makes the difference especially when I’m having a bad day, whenI look good, it instantly lifts my mood.
So thats my 7 steps for a feel good routine, please do share yours with me!
Also Kinder Bueno are holding a competition to win a designer handbag filled with goodies, check out the link HERE to find out more and enter! x
When you break from the norm and try something different good things can happen Bueno is such a deliciously different way to enjoy chocolate that it makes other bars seem ordinary. All the delicate layers and textures of a Kinder Bueno work in harmony together to create a taste experience that is deliciously different from the norm and worth every bite.
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