Self Care for Self Confidence!

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Be Your Best, Look Your Best

Whether you have breast augmentation or not, the most important thing is loving yourself and taking care of your mind, body, and soul. The key to lifelong self-care is finding what works for you as you go through the various stages of your life.

Here are some suggestions to help you be and look your best.

This Is Only a Test, But It’s An Important One

By now we are all aware of the importance of doing a self breast exam. It’s not the most exciting thing to do, but it could save your life. Actually, many women find lumps in their breasts before their own before doctor does.

Have you heard the phrase “know your normal”? You live with your body everyday, you know what’s normal for you and what isn’t, whereas your doctor sees you only once a year. Learn what is normal for your breasts. What do they feel and look like at different times during the month?

This way, when something changes, you can make an appointment instead of waiting for your yearly doctor’s visit.

Let’s Get Physical

The body really does perform at its best when it is active. The key is finding a way to move your body that you enjoy. A good amount of activity is 30 minutes at least 3 or 4 times a week. If you can elevate your heart rate a bit, that’s even better!

If the gym or sporting activities aren’t your thing, what is? Here are some easy ideas:

– Regular walks with a friend, partner, dog, or just alone with your thoughts.
– Go out dancing with your friends.
– Plant a garden and tend to it, really – It’s great exercise!

Remember Your Brain

Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise. If you already have hobby, maybe it’s time to change it up a bit. Studies show that doing new activities build new synapses in the brain which helps deter dementia.

Already into sudoku or crossword puzzles? Then check out the latest trend of colouring. There are some beautiful and interesting colouring books for adults these days.

For those who prefer do things digitally, there are tons of apps with memory games and other types of activities to start those brain cells moving in different ways.

You Are What You Eat

We’re not going to lecture to you about broccoli and green smoothies, however, we are going to remind you about the 80/20 rule. If you eat healthy 80% of the time, you can indulge 20% of the time. Once you gain some discipline around your indulgences, not only will you crave them less, but you will appreciate them much more!

Dry Brushing

This might not be for everyone, but give it a try and you might be surprised by the results.

Dry brushing involves brushing your dry skin with a dry natural bristle brush (not nylon or synthetic). What?! Yes, a dry brush on dry skin. It might take a while to get use to, but check out the benefits!

– Breaks down toxins in the body (which can reduce the appearance of cellulite).
– Improves blood circulation and the lymphatic system so the body operates better.
– Creates smoother and brighter skin by shedding dead skin cells.

Your Wardrobe

Some women love clothes, some don’t, especially if you’re not happy with how your body looks. However, clothes can be your best friend when they fit your correctly for your shape. Clothes can be the best camouflage for what you don’t like and great at accentuating what you do like.

The tip to looking fabulous in your clothes is having them fit well. Find a tailor or seamstress that can make minor adjustments that can turn that “just ok” outfit into something fabulous.

Overall, it’s easy to be stuck in a rut of the same routine day in and day out, year after year. When we start to make small, positive changes, they can refresh our outlook on life as well as our appearance. By incorporating some of these practices into your daily routine, you will begin to look better and feel your best.

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