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3 WAYS TO INSTANTLY BOOST YOUR MOOD

image063Hello friends, Natalie here. We all have days where we find ourselves in a funk. On those days it can feel like no matter what you do you’ll continue to feel irritable and frustrated forever. But, I come bearing good news! Having been there myself, I’ve put together a few tricks to pull out of my toolbox when I’m feeling particularly down, doing these three simple things really helps me turn my day around. So next time you’re feeling a little bit blue or just unenthusiastic, give these tips a try!

BEAUTIFY YOUR SPACE

Wherever you’re spending the majority of your day, whether it be your home or your office, do one thing to make it more beautiful. Being in a space that is visually pleasing to you can make a world of difference. My favorite way to do this is to buy myself flowers. They liven up any space and immediately lift my mood. 

GET YOUR BLOOD FLOWING

Exercise is the best mood booster ever (in my humble opinion)! It doesn’t matter if you only have five minutes to exercise, the important thing is to get your body moving and your heart rate up. If you’re stuck at your desk, get on the floor and do some push ups and sit ups, or if you have a little more space do jumping jacks (they are a great mood booster). If you can spare a little more time get yourself to a class that you love. It doesn’t matter if you do Yoga, spin class, or anything in between as long as it gets you moving and you enjoy it. 

TALK IT OUT

Instead of trying to deny the way you feel, allow yourself to explore what exactly it is that’s getting you down. Having a good conversation about how you’re feeling can be not only cathartic but also extremely healing. Find a good friend, partner, family member, or even a Life Coach that is a good listener and spend some time opening up about what you’re going through. At the end of the conversation you might find yourself feeling a little bit lighter and less down.

Waking up in a funk does not mean you’re doomed to have a bad day. With these simple tools you’ll be able to boost your mood and get yourself feeling great again in no time!



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3 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE

25_11_Tommy-Ton-Spring-2015-RTWConfidence is a tricky thing. We envy those who have it, but can feel bad when we have it ourselves. Today, Health & Wellness guru Natalie is showing us 3 simple ways to boost our confidence levels & how we can have the power to change our experiences. It’s a great reminder to go out & be your bombshell self! xoxo, LK


Hello, friends! Natalie here 🙂 Some days you wake up feeling on top of the world, other days…not so much. 

Confidence is a funny thing because it seems to come and go in waves. It’s something that we cultivate within ourselves but somehow it seems to vanish when we need it most. Luckily there are things we can do to help boost our confidence.

PUT ON YOUR FAVORITE OUTFIT

When we’re feeling down, the tendency is to reflect that in the way we present ourselves. Sometimes just putting on an awesome outfit can make all of the difference. This is something that has helped me time and time again. Even though I feel resistant to throwing on a cute dress when I’m feeling “bleh” about myself, I usually push myself to do it and experience a major shift if the way I see myself. Never underestimate the power of a good outfit! 

TAKE EXTRA CARE OF YOURSELF

The tendency when we’re not feeling confident (especially about our bodies) is to treat ourselves poorly. We don’t feel motivated to eat food that nourishes us and sometimes we choose not to eat at all. We might skimp on our exercise routine or morning meditation because it feels like, “What’s the point?” But the fact is, that’s the most important time for you to take care of yourself! It’s easier to practice self-care when your feeling good, but when you’re feeling down it’s absolutely essential.

DO SOMETHING KIND FOR SOMEONE ELSE

Kindness creates confidence. When you do something kind for another person you will immediately feel a sense of confidence, because you’ve done something good. Whether it be brining flowers to your best friend at work, or just picking up something a stranger drops on the street, and small gesture of kindness is a step in the right direction. Turning your attention to being of service to others will help you stop thinking about what’s “wrong” with you and get you focused on something positive.

Next time you’re feeling less than stellar about yourself, try these three tips out! Remember, you always have the power to change your experience.


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