Struggling to get out of bed and continuously hitting the snooze button can result in a stressful morning as you try to finish your makeup, pick out clothes, and gulp your hot coffee all at the same time.
Below are three steps to help you simplify (Correxify!) your daily routine:
Less is More
Taking out your makeup suitcase each morning and fumbling through the mess can becoming agitating and annoying. Regardless of how much you try to organize your things, your morning routine always ends up taking longer than planned because there is so much makeup to do every single day.
Understanding that less is more is the key to simplifying your daily routine. While the foundation is fantastic, it dulls the skin, which is why we need to follow it up with a concealer, bronzer, blush, highlighter, and eyeshadow. Foundation can cover up old acne scars and smooth out your complexion, but it buries itself in your skin’s creases and often gives off a dry, uneven look. Everyone has textured skin, and foundation can sometimes collect in the fine lines, causing patches all over the face, despite how much your prep your skin before.
The best thing that the makeup industry might have done was to introduce double-duty products that have multiple uses. For example, today, you will find tints that can be used as a blush, lip stain, and eye shadow. This takes up less space in your handbag while simplifying your daily routine.
However, what if you were to completely ditch the foundation and focus on alleviating your natural glow? You can simply slap on a tinted moisturizer to conceal any scars or pigmentation and follow it up with sunblock as UV rays harm the skin, causing it to age faster.
Don’t worry; instead of investing in makeup, invest in good skincare products that target specific skin concerns so that you don’t need to cover up any irregularities. Remember, no foundation or concealer can match your skin’s natural radiance.
Plan Your Meals
Cooking is great. It is super fun and cost-efficient option that can help you unwind after a stressful day and understand and appreciate the delicacies that go into cooking a meal. Learning more about different ingredients allows you to become independent with your meals while controlling what you put in a dish, counting calories, and being more aware. Many cooking recipes are also passed down from generation to generation, offices to family gatherings, and among friends.
However, there is no denying that cooking every day can feel like a chore. When the cooking starts to seem like a chore, it is only a matter of time before you reach for the frozen food hidden in your freezer or turn to fast food options that are responsible for raising blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar. Hence, it is important to find a balance between cooking more and eating out less.
A simple way of doing this is by following a schedule and being prepared. All you need is some accuracy, ability to damage control, flexibility, and a backup plan. Here’s what you need to do:
- Plan 5-6 meals for an entire week every Sunday. You don’t have to have a fancy meal each day. Keep things simple but jazz them up every now and then so that you don’t get bored and turn to better-looking fast-food options.
- Cook protein three times a week to ensure you are fulfilling your protein requirement for the week
- Always keep healthy snacks and fruits close by. Munch on green, leafy vegetables or nuts to satiate your hunger. Always carry your own water bottle to reduce waste and remember to take a big gulp of water every hour.
- Ensure that your body is getting proper nutrition. One way to do this is to add collagen to your life. Collagen supplements preserve skin hydration to prevent wrinkles and fine lines, maintain the skin’s natural glow and thickness of the hair, rejuvenate the body, and help you feel young. is terrific for the skin, hair, nails, joints, bones, and digestive health. The best part? You will notice easier digestion and lesser bloating.
- Simplify Your Wardrobe
While clothing companies might recommend you to throw out all your clothes and completely change your wardrobe, we are here to tell you that you don’t need to empty your bank account to look good. In fact, you don’t need to spend too much time on yourself either.
The simple trick to looking and feeling great is stocking up on basic clothing while pairing it with a few of your favourite accessories. Colour-code your wardrobe or divide it into categories so that your clothes are not all over the place each time you need to find an outfit to wear. An easy way to do this is to keep all party-wear in one section, officer-wear in another section, and make the last section for basic wear, such as sweatpants and t-shirts.
Having your clothing in order can make a huge difference in your time. Not only will you save time each morning by simplifying your routine, but you can also use this time to meditate or stretch before starting your day.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t forget to take a deep breath and start your day with some positive affirmations!