Liven Up Your Life

Liven_Up_Your_DayGoing through the same routine five days a week may prove to be a little too daunting and even too much to bear for some. Top this off with common setbacks at work such as getting passed over for a promotion, negative thoughts come rushing in, your work productivity goes down, and things just seem to go downhill the entire week – until the weekend arrives of course. But this doesn't have to be the case. Liven your life – even during work week – with these three simple tips!

1. Look In

Reflect, and write down a list of things that makes you stand out from the rest. It could be work or personal. It could be silly or genius. It could be superficial or profound. From being able to burp at will, to having slender legs, to being brave enough to take on any theme park rides, give yourself some credit and celebrate them. Look back on the compliments friends and family have given to you before. Be fair to yourself; recognise your strengths and gain confidence. And yes, no putting yourself down for having no strengths. Being humble, albeit too humble, is a positive trait too.

2. Work Out

We all know that exercise is good for us. So, why are we not doing it? Don't give me that excuse of not having the time to do so. If you have the time to be home wallowing in self-pity, or feeling bored, you could be out that making your heart beat faster. Exercise delivers endorphins to our brains, which makes us feel good and even more energetic later – a much needed boost mid-week. Plus, it helps tone your body so not only do you feel good, you will soon look better too!

3. Make Over

Dressing up, looking good and getting complimented is always pleasurable. Besides, it scores you more points if you look extra professionally dressed at work too. Spend some time shopping every other week. Or if fashion really eludes you, seek out a personal shopper to do the job. Then admire yourself in the mirror, and feel good about it!

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