How long has it been since you felt completely and entirely alive? Not just upbeat or happy after a warm and fuzzy movie but truly unearthed with a fire in your belly and a light from within that made you push your shoulders back and face to the sky? This, is the glow. Whatever it is that lights you up, it seems lately so many of us have forgotten how to glow and more so, how good it feels to have it.
We have become so busy taking care of others. Kicking goals at work, checking off the to-do list, doing and being all of the things that we are missing the point. When did we get so busy reaching for fulfilment that we forgot to do the very things that light us up and make us glow from within?
When did we get so busy that we forgot to take care of ourselves in a way that is habitual? Not just because we should but because we know in our hearts that we deserve to feel and look our best in all aspects of our lives and when we do… we can be, do and give so much more to those around us.
Here are my glow-getting hacks and my hope is that you can find a way to incorporate these things that sticks and becomes part of your new normal. Not just a transient, passing thing that lingers as a temporary feel good fix. But a thing that is part of your non-negotiable list… because, you deserve it!
Here are my top 5 tips to get you Glowing!
1. FIND YOUR THING.
Dancing makes me feel free. This is my story. For those of you who know me, I am a dance mum and have been very much involved in my girls dancing, Eisteddfods, concerts for many years. A few months ago, I was given the challenge to find something for me to do that was creative – no family, no makeup, no business related activities – and beach walks, walking the dog or exercising didn’t count! So I put it out there and surrendered what may be? I wanted to connect and meet like-minded people.
I randomly received a message to like a business page from a lady I met a Bridal Expo over 3 years ago! She was a dance teacher of ballroom and Latin. In that moment I just knew that this was brought to me for a reason. Here it was. I had wanted to learn this style of dancing since I was 20 and never did. So many excuses why not and it was never the right time. I was hesitant and yes, my ego tried to talk me out of it but absolutely knew I just had to give it a go and trust
A few lessons in and I am absolutely having the best time of my life. I have found my thing. As crazy as it may seem I have never felt this sort of bliss in years. I have awakened my inner child. I say to you – from a place of experience not just knowledge that we owe it to ourselves to find the one thing that lights you up! That makes you glow within and out. That raises your vibration. That brings you pure bliss.
What is your thing? Have you found it? You have to honour it. There is no other way to feeling completely free. I am craving it. I am doing it. You can too.
2. POUR A LITTLE LOVE INTO YOUR SKIN.
It’s worth investing in those products you know will absorb into the skin and get to work from the inside out. Arbonne Skincare ranges are 100% Vegan and have carefully selected botanical ingredients known for specific beneficial properties. With zero toxins, they ban 2000 nasty chemicals that do not go into their products, zero animal products or by-products and zero Mineral Oil and Parabens. It’s time to re-think those cheap jars of moisturisers that are sitting in your beauty bags and don’t be fooled because even the more expensive high end products can be loaded with toxic chemicals! Be mindful and read the labels and know your ingredients. These products will be doing more harm than good, many will disrupt your hormones. Your skin is your largest organ and carries toxins to your blood stream in a matter of seconds. Why not try one of my favourites, the Rescue and Renew Scrub in your morning shower and complete the skin love with a anti ageing Cellular Renewal Face Mask? You’ll be glowing in no time & your skin will thank you for it. Invest in your skin, invest in your health and get the glow.
3. FUEL YOUR BODY INTENTIONALLY.
We all know the saying, “You are what you eat.” Actually “You are what you absorb” Few of us really take the time to understand and appreciate how the food we put in our bodies affects our overall health, energy, and appearance. Skipping meals throughout your busy work day and later grabbing a takeaway and wine of an evening is doing your body serious damage long term if done habitually. The reason being, your body has no choice but to live off your fat stores instead of burning off the nutrients from the food you are choosing to ingest. Arbonne Nutrition have a range of delicious gluten free plant-based Protein Powders which are perfect for a yummy, nutrient filled brekky or lunch on the go. Combine this with a glow shot every morning (Greens + Skin Elixir Collagen) and you will be starting the day right and fueling your body with the love it needs to shine.
4. BE A H20 GODDESS.
Let’s not forget water intake — 13 cups for men, 9 cups for women — is the daily recommendation. I still find that with this in mind, I forget to hydrate if I am drinking by the glass so I choose to always have two 1L bottles of water in the fridge that I can sip throughout the day. I love to add an Energy Fizz Stick into my water and enjoy thru the day and always have a Herbal Tea at night before going to bed. My water intake is where it needs to be and my skin is set to glow.
5. QUIETEN YOUR SOUL AT LEAST ONCE A DAY.
Ahhh, the old self care rule. We all know it, why is it so hard for us to implement? Stress has some incredible effects on our nervous system, hormone levels and general wellbeing. Its therefore so important to take action to keep stress levels down, so you can feel like your best self all year around. Never underestimate the power of taking a moment for you each day. A moment to quieten your mind. Disconnect from your devices and just be you. For some, it may be yoga or a quiet meditation. Others might find getting lost in a good book or pouring your thoughts into a gratitude journal. Exercise is also a powerful way to quieten the soul, to get those happy hormones pumping and to get your glow circulating throughout your body, mind and soul.
“SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON LOVE AND TRUTH & YOUR SOUL WILL GLOW”
So, what is it going to take for you to find you glow starting today? What is your inner child telling you to do? What does she want? There is no one else that will take ownership of your own self care, self love and your personal joy. At 48 years young this year I am excited for the adventures that await me. This is just the start of so many more awakenings. Life is way too short, to not show up as the most vibrant and vivacious version of you.
It’s time to choose your glow, for the right reasons. Remember, outer beauty attracts but inner beauty captivates and it starts from within. You are divine.
Healthy Beautiful You
I would love to connect with you to hear your story of how you found GLOW in your life.