Simple ways to look and feel better

We all have periods in life when we might feel like we don’t look our best, and over time, that can seriously sap away at your sense of self-confidence or self-esteem. When you’re bombarded with images of perfection across adverts, TV, and social media, it can be tempting to feel like looking and feeling attractive is an impossible task, but there are some easy and simple ways that you can start to make a change in how you feel about yourself. Read on to find out more.


Wake up a few minutes earlier


Waking up earlier might not seem like a great way to start looking better – after all, if you’re a parent, then every minute of sleep, you can get counts! However, if you find that most mornings, you are usually rushing after everyone else and barely have time to run a brush through your own hair, then giving yourself a head start can make a big difference.


By allowing yourself a small window of extra time, you can pause and get yourself ready with a little less rush. This might mean you have time to pick out an outfit you really like instead of what is at hand, put on a little make up, or style your hair.


Treat yourself to a facial


A facial can be a low-effort way of making yourself feel much better by giving yourself a refreshed, brighter look. You could do this at home or try a professional treatment with a service like Clever Contours. These are done by a trained therapist who can tailor a treatment to help you address any skin issues you might have and help you feel energised and more confident about your appearance.


While a salon treatment might be a lovely occasional treat, you can also give yourself a quick boost yourself, using either DIY face masks or face sheets that are filled with soothing and restoring ingredients. It’s also a wonderful way to relax and unwind, so try giving yourself a little pamper time every week.


Pay attention to your diet


Eating healthily is essential to everyone’s wellbeing, but as a parent, we will often prioritise our little ones’ eating habits over our own. However, it’s good to remember that children learn a great deal by observing us, and if we are modelling poor relationships with food, then this is something they may also inherit from our behaviour.


A healthy diet can make a huge difference to how you look and feel, from boosting your skin’s elasticity and youthfulness to helping you stay in shape. Try to drink plenty of water daily to stay well hydrated, and eat a good variety of fruit and vegetables to provide essential vitamins and nutrients. While you may want to be careful not to over-indulge in sugary or fatty foods, it’s also important to enjoy the odd treat once in a while. After all, food can also be something to enjoy in life!