• Switch Up Your Mindset, Feel More Positive and Always Look Your Best

    Switch Up Your Mindset, Feel More Positive and Always Look Your Best

    If you’re anything like me, you have always been a summer girl who lives for the sunshine and all the perks of summer. So now that autumn has well and truly hit us (or most of us), you’re feeling pretty down about everything, or at least I am. I love getting up and feeling the warm rays on my face; the cold weather outside just isn’t working for me – including the incessant rain. During the cooler months I tend to go into a downward spiral, mainly by neglecting my health and disregarding my workouts, discarding my personal style tastes by donning frumpy sweats and sometimes even ignoring my skincare regime. So how do you look your best or even feel your best then?

    You want to and can have a healthy mind and body all year round no matter the season, but you just need the motivation to make it happen. It’s finally time to switch up your mindset, feel more positive and start looking your best, even if it is chillier outdoors. I’ve been really down lately and have been reaching for all of my tried and true tactics to pull myself out of it. Check out the following inspiration to boost your mood and improve your mindset this month.

    Style Secrets

    There is nothing quite like refreshing your wardrobe and updating your style when the cold weather rolls around. Revamping your look can be a fun way to use your creativity and boost your confidence, even in fall and winter layers. Look online for women’s clothing that is going to make you feel smart, sophisticated and smiley, no matter what your personal style is and you will soon find yourself upgraded from sleepy to spectacular. Shopping is every girl’s best friend (at least I tend to think so) so get started and make a change to your style right now. And no, I’m not talking about maxing out credit cards and spending tons of cash – this is easily accomplished with a couple key pieces that can be paired with numerous outfits! 

    tularosa jumpsuit

    Snag the Look

     

     

    Always Accessorize

    Once you have invested in some new wardrobe items, you will need some fabulous accessories to go with them. Think about how your winter style has evolved and invest in matching items to make your outfits pop. I’m loving the bobble hat trend right now, cute backpacks, and fun new coats. There are so many ways to add a touch of glamour to all of your new winter outfits, whether they are party dresses or daytime styles.

     

     

    Be Smart With Shoes

    When the weather gets colder you need to think about what kind of footwear is most suitable. Of course, fashion can come first, but you have to think about practicalities too. Invest in durable pairs of boots, some casual sneakers, and a pair of winter heels that will see you through the holiday and party season. And remember, you can start wearing in your shoes now so that you know they are going to be comfortable when winter hits!

    Feel Body Beautiful

    It’s incredibly easy to go into hibernation mode when the cold weather comes around the corner. You don’t want to leave your warm bed and it seems much more appealing to be snuggled on the sofa with a hot chocolate/hot tea (speaking from personal experience). Exercising can be fun, believe it or not, so find an activity that actually makes you excited. You could join a local sports team, attend a dance class or even find a local running group to join. Everybody likes to exercise in different ways so find the type that works for you personally; you don’t want it to feel like a chore. Endorphins are everything and the main reason I exercise.

     

    Happy Hair

    Your hair can take a dramatic turn for the worse when the weather starts to cool down. You can get more split ends, frizzy roots and lifeless volume that will need that extra bit of tender loving care over the next few months. Invest in a nourishing hair mask that you can leave on overnight. Find products that contain moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil or avocado oil as these will provide natural moisture for every single type of hair. Wash the mask out in the morning and you will feel more protected from the elements straight away. 

    Some of my Favorites

    Skincare Savviness

    Just like your hair, skin becomes extra vulnerable when the cold strikes (aka hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!). You will need to use an extra thick moisturizer and lip balm to stop the delicate areas on your face from drying out. Similarly, you don’t want to block your pores by rubbing an excessive amount of oils onto your face, so choose a non-comedogenic moisturizer that doesn’t feel heavy on your skin. And remember: even if the sun isn’t shining you still need to wear a layer of SPF to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, so don’t forget to keep this within your regimen as well.

    Must try Lip and Skin Moisturizers

     

     

    Mental Health Matters

    Your mental health should always take priority, no matter what time of year it is. Let’s say that again – YOUR MENTAL HEALTH SHOULD ALWAYS TAKE PRIORITY.  It is quite normal for everybody to have their up and down days, but if it is becoming a regular occurrence for you, then you might want to start making a diary of your moods – this is the best way to take notice of patterns or anything worth taking action. You might notice your mood changing with the weather or during certain times of the month; note down any prominent feelings you have, so that you can keep track. You might find it useful to speak to a professional once you have established a pattern in your thoughts and feelings.

     

    Take a Break

    Everybody deserves to take time out now and again, even if it’s only for a short while. Look for some of the best meditation apps to get your day started on the right foot. If you practice five to ten minutes of mindfulness each day, you might just notice a lift in your spirits. Make sure you take plenty of time out for yourself too, whether you’re reading your favorite book or taking a short trip away for the weekend. As long as you feel like you’ve got time to process your thoughts and feelings, you will always feel more positive!

    Adopt a Positive Mental Attitude

    Try to make small changes on a daily basis to feel more positive about many different aspects of your life. Instead of thinking that the glass is half empty, try and see it as half full. You will go a long way in life if you can stay upbeat and happy, no matter what obstacles are thrown your way.

     

    Hopefully these simple ideas will help you start to feel more positive on a regular basis; you will also feel better about your physical appearance too. The combination of good mental health and physical fitness will help you to be happy all year round.

    photos by Angie Garcia Photo

    tara

    25 Comments

    1. October 10, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Great tips here! I love both summer and fall, but when it gets too gloomy outside i definitely feel not as happy!

    2. October 10, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Love this post! It’s so important to feel more positive. You are right, during the cold months is so hard to leave our beds when it’s a great season to be more active.

    3. October 10, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      these are great tips, and i love that you mention taking a break. i feel like as the seasons change it’s such a great time t o allow time for ourselves

    4. October 10, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      I always feel better when i make an effort to get dressed everyday, even if it’s only for a little while. i spend a lot of my time in loungewear because i work at home but it’s a little thing that makes a big difference to my mindset!

    5. Nicole Booz
      October 10, 2018 / 5:45 pm

      I ALWAYS FEEL BETTER WHEN I MAKE AN EFFORT TO GET DRESSED EVERYDAY, EVEN IF IT’S ONLY FOR A LITTLE WHILE. I SPEND A LOT OF MY TIME IN LOUNGEWEAR BECAUSE I WORK AT HOME BUT IT’S A LITTLE THING THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE TO MY MINDSET!

    6. October 10, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      I definitely love dressing for the seasons, so vamping up my wardrobe sounds like something I definitely need to do, especially because I just moved to the midwest and will be having my first ever real winter. I also love that you mentioned exercising. I never thought that I’d enjoy it, but I recently joined a gym that does some great workout classes, and I’ve been loving it.

    7. October 11, 2018 / 1:50 am

      I love this post girl! Definitely believe that mental health is SO important and adopting a positive mindset is key!

      Kileen
      cute & little

    8. October 11, 2018 / 7:33 am

      ahh love this! Mental health really is so important! it’s great when we make it a priority and support it with how we look on the outside and taking care of ourselves.

    9. Delia Atenea
      October 11, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Your plaid jumper is so cute! All your tips are right on point! I’m also a true believer that we have to think positive and we all need a break from time to time! Especially from social media which can put so much pressure on us!

    10. October 11, 2018 / 11:11 am

      These are all such great tips! I can tell you that mental health and body positivity go hand in hand. It’s so important!

    11. October 11, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      this outfit is so cute! I love the jump suit is beyond cute. I need this outfit in my life

    12. October 11, 2018 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you for this! I have to keep these in mind all the time.

    13. October 11, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      I’m sorry you’ve been feeling down lately babe!! But I love your remedies for self-care. It’s so important to take care of your mental health, and these are great ways to do so!

    14. October 11, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      It definitely helps me to clean out my closet before I invest in new fall pieces. I also love doing hair masks – they’re such a necessary reset-button for me.

    15. October 12, 2018 / 4:14 pm

      You look amazing!!! I love that jumpsuit

    16. Nataly
      October 15, 2018 / 7:09 am

      I love all these tips! I feel the same way when the cooler weather hits…my mood changes for sure! That jumpsuit looks super cute on you!

    17. ashley hargrove
      October 15, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      Hello, Gorgeous! This post is so true with so many amazing tips! Thank you for sharing!! I absolutely LOVE this outfit too!! So Beautiful!

    18. October 15, 2018 / 5:50 pm

      yesss I am definitely a pro positive thinking person! its something that defines me and really helps me get through a lot of hard times. love that youre making this mindset move, thats awesome for you!

    19. October 15, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Love your outfit and your tips! it is hard to be positive but I am trying every day to reduce the negativity in my life!

    20. October 17, 2018 / 5:55 am

      I totally agree with you! simple details like accessories and bright skin can boost my confidence.

    21. October 17, 2018 / 4:06 pm

      I need that blue/red plaid coat you recommended in your shop list girl! it looks so chic.

    22. October 25, 2018 / 5:26 am

      You are so cute girl! You slay everything from your hat, hair, ootd and even the color of your lips. loving your blog btw!

      xoxo
      http://www.annebelo.com

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Never Miss a Post

    powered by chloédigital