Hi everyone! Happy Friday! & Happy #FeelGoodFriday.
I decided to start this series to help myself and others share about things that make us feel good! By sharing these things, my goal is that we all form a positive, empowering, and uplifting community with one another and that this series really does help you feel good on this Friday!!
The first post I thought would be appropriate for this series was talking about feeling good in my own skin. Like always, I am just speaking from experience, and I understand that everyone is different!
LET’S GET STARTED!
Speaking about it literally…
Feeling good in my skin literally would probably mean to be acne-free for me! Struggling with adult acne is a menace and just doesn’t make me feel good when I feel like I have to cake on make-up instead of going makeup-free some days.
What I’m doing about it…
I FINALLY figured out what helps my skin the most and have already been seeing results after almost two years! I know I could’ve gone to the dermatologist, but I really wanted to get rid of it without medication! Just a personal decision! I am currently using the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Facial Cleaner and it is already one of my holy grail items. You need to try it if you never have. Tea tree oil is supposed to help the skin fight acne and help with redness and inflammation, and let me tell ya, it does! I also use the Garnier Fructis Micellar Cleansing Water and the Tula Resurfacing Gel and Day and Night Moisturizing Cream. This combo has done wonders for my skin!
Speaking about it physically…
I have always wanted to feel healthy, but self-control, lack of motivation, stress, and anxiety have sometimes gotten in the way of it! & that is completely valid and normal for those of you struggling with the same issues!
Now I have finally gotten into the mindset of “as long as i treat my body to the best of my ability, then I feel good.”
What that means for me:
- I work out 3-4 times a week (Thank goodness for Orange Theory)
- I intermittent fast on the weekdays (healthily)
- I eat whatever I want whenever I want when I’m not in my fast period.
That’s the best balance I have found for me to feel good physically and emotionally about my body and I have honestly never been happier about it!
Speaking about it mentally…
I stopped comparing. I stopped looking at other women and wishing I looked like them. I started looking at other women and complimenting them (either in my head or out loud). And from that switch, I have realized I started feeling even better about myself because I realized there are so many different types of beauty when it came to physical beauty alone.
Uplifting others = uplifting yourself.
Well that’s all I have for you!
If you have anything to add from your experiences, TELL ME! I’ll add it here! If you like or dislike what I just said TELL ME! These posts are for all of . They are for conversation!
Thank you all for being here!
Stay curious and kind,
Drinking: Black Coffee
Listening to: John Mayer
Reading: Girl, Wash Your Face
Excited for: The Chicago Bloggers Conference on the 2nd and The Wrigleyville Shamrock Crawl on the 16th!