As an adult trapped in the MNC culture, I have to say that keeping fresh is easier said than done. We are all stuck in the mundane ups and downs of life without any time for ourselves. And our motto has boiled down to rushing out of the house at the last minute and somehow just getting through the day, regardless of how we feel. We do very little to keep ourselves rejuvenated, upbeat and energetic in the process!
So here's to making our lives easier and giving ourselves the due attention. These 16 easy tips will definitely help you get through the day fresh and fine!
1. Sleep for 6-8 hours every day.
It's the perfect way to recharge yourself from head to toe. Put your phone aside and hit the bed at the right hour, after a long day's work. #BeautySleep
2. Start your day with exercise.
Getting rid of those endorphins is as crucial as taking a morning dump. And a sweaty start to the day can actually make you feel rejuvenated and alive. This goes for people who workout in the evening too.
3. Brush your teeth properly and twice every day.
Spend 5-7 minutes of your bathroom time to cleanse your teeth, twice every day. A dirty mouth is a dirty feeling and none of us wants to talk to a shabby mouth, do we now?
4. Do not skip breakfast.
If you miss out on the most important source of energy you need to get through the day, then naturally, you're going to feel tardy and lazy.
5. Drink lots and lots of water.
Especially if you feel hungry untimely or love eating oily food.
6. Eat at least one fruit daily.
They're rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants... very crucial for a fresh face.
7. Drink haldi-doodh (turmeric - milk) or just milk if you don't have haldi before you sleep.
My grandmom told me about this long ago. A super effective way to wake up fresh every morning.
8. Keep a moisturizer handy. It's a quickie to freshen up anytime, anywhere.
This goes for men as well!
9. Use fragrant soaps and gels.
Especially during summers. They keep your skin fresh and cool throughout.
10. Set your body postures right.
Right body postures are not just good for your health, but they also give you a confidence high. And confidence reeks freshness as it is.
11. Wash your hair every day.
Contrary to popular belief, washing your hair every day won't damage it. It doesn't mean you shampoo it on a daily basis, but dry rinsing works just as much.
12. Carry antiperspirants and deodorants.
One is for odour, other is for sweat.
13. Wear fresh clothes every day.
While some of us want to wear the same jeans for the entire week, it's advisable to change or at least alternate your clothes.
14. Take care of your feet.
Some of us tend to have sweaty feet. If that's the case then extra care must be taken. Smelly feet will only make you feel dull and awful.
15. Quit smoking.
Most of us love the chai-sutta combination to binge on throughout the day. It's not only damaging your health but majorly making you look dull and old. Stop now or forever regret.
For the mind, body and soul. Start with 5 minutes a day and see the difference. You'd be surprised, guaranteed.