Every once in a while, we get stuck in a rut with the same old look, same old habits and even the same old expectations of how we’re supposed to feel and look. As women, we deserve to feel every bit special—the moment you stop is the moment you know something is bound to change.
Coming from someone who’s been there, getting stuck in a rut is comfortable, yet extremely detrimental to your own growth and development, which is why it’s important to do yourself the ultimate favor by giving yourself a little bit of a makeover both physically and mentally. It’s no use looking brand new on the outside if your mind is still stuck in the same mindset.
So, if you’re, in any way, feeling like you need a bit of a change, don’t forget to add the following 10 tips to your list in order to reset your life and give yourself a brand new beginning—just in time for a brand new season!
1. Get a new hairstyle
Your hairstyle dominates the appearance of your face. You can easily look down and dreary with the wrong hair color and style, so don’t be shy to ask for help if you’re not an expert in this department. The right style can take years off your look and give you a fresh perspective—not to mention make you feel like a million bucks. So, make an appointment today with a hairstylist you trust, and take the first step to a brand new you.
2. Find a stylish outfit
With a new hairstyle, you’ll need a brand new outfit. It doesn’t have to be expensive or even extravagant, just perfect for your body shape. This means you don’t need to put yourself on a grueling diet and have all sorts of procedures done in order to look beautiful; you just need to accentuate what’s been given to you by treating it with dignity. So, whether you prefer a dress or trousers, purchase an outfit that makes you feel confident. Trust me: confidence goes a long way!
3. Evaluate your friend list
It’s true what they say: you become who you surround yourself with. Have you ever wondered that perhaps the way you’re feeling right now is a direct result of who you choose to spend your time with? Don’t hesitate to evaluate your friend list to see who’s hindering your progress in life and who is adding a value to your life. Never feel bad for surrounding yourself with those who help you on your journey simply by being themselves. These are the people who’ll bring out the best in you.
4. Rearrange your home
You’ll be surprised how easily a home can feel like a new sanctuary simply by rearranging a few items and perhaps adding some of your DIY magic to the mix. There are many things you can do to bring about a little bit of change regardless of the size of your budget. Move your couches around, paint your coffee table a different color, maybe add a plant or two and watch your mood change for the better.
5. Take up a new hobby
You’ll open up a whole set of new challenges and opportunities by adding a new hobby to your life, perhaps even by letting go of a few old ones that have become monotonous. Remember, a change is as good as a holiday, and if you can’t afford a holiday, take on a new hobby. Whether it’s joining a painting class, or signing up for a new sport, adding yoga to the list or even taking up arts and crafts, the possibilities are endless.
6. Purchase a new foundation
As the seasons change, so does your skin’s tone and needs, so it’s important to keep up with the seasons by matching your foundation to what works in the moment. During winter, you may need a lighter tone mixed with some added moisture compared to the warm summer months where your skin tone will naturally change a shade or two. Trust me: you don’t want to be one of those women who face the unfortunate case of having a visible foundation line right under their chin.
7. Do your nails
If you’re anything like me, you don’t pay much attention to your nails. Sure, you keep them clean, but you can’t remember the last time you painted them with nail polish. Add a bit of color to your life by choosing a brand new shade of nail polish or treat yourself to a manicure. They’re extremely relaxing, and will add value to your makeover.
8. Reshape your eyebrows
Like your hair, having the wrong eyebrow shape can detract from your natural beauty. Ask a professional to help you out in this department as they know exactly what to look for when choosing an eyebrow shape, and don’t be afraid to go for it! The right eyebrow shape can really accentuate your eyes and bring new life to your face.
9. Have a good look at your relationship
Sadly, this may be something you’ll have to consider if you’ve been in the same relationship for an extended period of time. Comfort zones make you overlook a lot of things you wouldn’t normally be happy with, which is why it’s important to evaluate if your makeover matches your relationship needs—especially the one you’re currently in.
10. Restock your fridge
Having a healthy diet is another great way to makeover your life. When you feel better, you automatically look better, which is a big part of revamping your life. So, throw out the junk food, and add a few fresh vegetables to your meals. However, always keep one of your favorite treats around to ensure you don’t binge eat when you get the chance.
After all is said and done, always remember to revamp your life for you and no one else. If you’re not happy with how things are going at the moment, make the choice to change it. You deserve every little bit of happiness, and if you feel the need to add a few elements or to eliminate some old ones, go ahead. The ultimate makeover is only a choice away!