Good vibes only.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the minor choices we make in day to day life affect us in the bigger picture. Sometimes little actions we don’t think are significant really impact us in a negative way and kill our vibe. Being conscious of these behaviours and habits has really made a difference for me lately. I wanted to share some things I’ve found proven to affect my overall happiness and vibe. Read on.
FIVE THINGS YOU ARE DOING TO SABOTAGE YOUR VIBE:
Checking Instagram Too Often.
Okay, I’m so guilty of this. Obviously as a blogger I want to stay current by sharing my content and engaging with others. However, sometimes the line between ‘putting in work’ gets crossed with ‘holy shit its been an hour and now I want to get a nose job and relocate to the Maldives’. (Follow me by the way! @dolledupbyj) It’s easy to get caught up in all the glamorous clothes and vacations and feel like you aren’t skinny and rich and successful enough. Don’t forget- Instagram is a dream world! No one is posting their dirty dishes or when they’re bloated AF. If you think about it that way, and don’t spend too many hours mindlessly scrolling through posts, you will be more productive and feel happier with your life.
Try looking at your Iphone’s Screen Time function in settings to get the picture of how much time you’re spending on social media apps. I found that’s really helped me to be more mindful about just how much of my day actually goes to Instagram.
Not Paying Attention to Your Posture
Posture is everything! Standing up straight and walking tall is a measure of good confidence. Sometimes I catch myself feeling self conscious and it goes hand and hand with bad posture a lot of the time. I’ll be in a room full of people I’m not comfortable around I’ll catch myself slouching, and I’ll force myself to stop and stand up straight. Instantly I’ll feel better. I used to work with this girl who was absolutely beautiful but she was always hunched over. It made me think she wasn’t confident. Would you find someone attractive who slouched really badly??
Wearing Makeup Everyday
Clearly this is an ironic piece of advice considering I’m a beauty blogger and I love the slather all the layers on, trust me. However I don’t believe you shouldn’t wear makeup every single day! Or at least not 8+ hours a day 7 days a week if you can avoid it. I think it’s healthy to feel comfortable in your own skin and not need that mask all the time. People don’t care 90% of the time if you’re wearing makeup or not if you carry yourself with confidence.
Also let’s be real, we know there’s chemicals and toxic ingredients in a lot of makeup. They obviously aren’t helping your skin at all. Despite my best efforts, I don’t have time to research every ingredient in every product I put on my face, nor do I want to. The best thing you can really do is give your skin a break from all of that at least once a week if you can. I usually try to go bare-faced on a day off where I know I’m just gyming and doing errands. If anything slap on some dewy bb cream and mascara if you must.
I’m sorry but I had to include this! There is nothing like the endorphin rush you get after a good gym session, not to mention the obvious physical benefits. My mood is instantly better for the day when I’ve exercised. Not everyone likes using gyms, but you don’t have to. Find what works for you whether its running, yoga, or even going on walks with your dog! As long as you do something.
Working out regularly goes hand in hand with eating right and a healthy lifestyle. I’m less likely to go out for drinks on a weekday after work if I know I have my regular boxing workout, or leg day the next day. I’m also less likely to order pizza late at night if I worked out that day, because I don’t want to ruin my efforts.
Not Making Time To Pamper Yourself
‘Self care’ seems to be a big topic going into 2019 and I’m all for it. People nowadays are always go go go but it’s so important to schedule yourself downtime where it’s all about you. There is more to life than working 8 hours a day, cooking and cleaning, then sleep and repeat. Try and schedule yourself a pamper day once a month. Get your nails done, go get a foot massage, a full body massage or your hair done. Yes, it costs money but is feeling good about yourself not a worthy investment? You can be financially savvy about it too. Set aside say $25 a week for your mani/pedi, and go to massage lounges instead of full on luxury spas for treatments.
Once a week, I love to do bubble baths with epsom salts, candles, tea, and a good playlist. I’ll also do mud mask, exfoliate and self tan. I’ll have the best sleep ever and wake up feeling great with a glow. This is also super affordable if you’re on a budget. You can get epsom salts from the drugstore and basic pillar candles from wherever. I’ve been loving this ritual lately during these cold winter months.
B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe
I hope you enjoyed this post my loves! What are some things you guys like to do or not do to for your own happiness?
P.S. Have you read my other popular post: ‘Six Ways to Feel More Confident Right Now‘?