Many people—mostly men—have asked me this big question: What makes a happy woman? Knowing how to pamper yourself is one of the many secrets to keeping your chill throughout your busy week. It’s the little things that can make or break your day—and at times, you just need specific items to keep everything A-OK!
A Brilliant Moisturizer
The power of a good moisturizer should never be underestimated, and women who take care of themselves know this. But take note that you have to find the perfect moisturizer for you, one with added benefits like added sunscreen.
A Bottle of Sunscreen
Who doesn’t love a good soak under the sun every once in a while? However, too much sun without any protection can and will cause damage to your skin and even your health. One of the best things you can do to take care of yourself and protect your skin from harmful UV rays is by religiously applying sunscreen lotion with good SPF level.
Stylish Anti-UVR Sunglasses
Most people think that as long as they’re wearing dark-tinted sunglasses, their eyes are safe from sun damage. Wrong! Which is why it’s important for women—especially those who are always outside and on the go—to have a good pair of polarized sunglasses at the ready all the time. This versatile accessory isn’t just stylish but essential to caring for your well-being.
A Striking Pair of Shoes
Wearing an excellent pair of shoes is a lot like taking a drug—no, really! “The neurotransmitter dopamine is released, providing a feel-good high, similar to taking a drug,” says Martin Lindstrom, a branding expert for Fortune 100 companies and author of Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy. So really, shoes make women happy and confident.
Relaxing Bath Essentials
More than just the external benefits of giving yourself a well-deserved soak in the tub is the mental and emotional effects of relaxing bath bubbles and salts, scented candles, and aromatherapy. This is the time when you focus on you and what makes you feel good. You won’t have to think about the stress of the world, making you feel reenergized afterward.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Women who take care about their health know the benefits of incorporating fresh produce into every meal. You don’t have to be a food snob, just learn the pros and cons of a certain food, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables. Balance is a key ingredient when it comes to a healthy diet.
A Go-to Inspirational Blog
When you’re feeling down or confused, a good article from your favorite fashion, DIY, or lifestyle blog can help boost your mood. Aside from the shot of inspiration, you’ll also gain new information that you can use in everyday life. Knowledge is power, so the more you learn about different things, the more “powerful” you’ll feel.
Yoga, Pilates, or running, whatever it is, a woman who cares for her wellness has one—or two— workout that she loves doing. Keeping fit not only makes us look good but also makes us feel good. You don’t have to be stick-thin or Ronda Rousey-muscular to be considered fit, as long as you know you’re healthy and you are comfortable with your body, you’re on the right track.
A couple of added bonuses of working out: the natural flush you get that makes you look radiant, and the endorphin your body emits that makes you happy.
Whether you’re standing or sitting, good posture holds numerous benefits, some of which are a boost in confidence, better breathing, and an increase in concentration. Aside from these, you will also catch people’s attention—in a good way—as you literally stand tall, with your chin held high, shoulders straight, and chest out.
People who get enough sleep are “more productive at work and more focused at home,” according to an article written by Business Insider. But aside from this, women who take care of themselves and get the right amount of rest at night are more likely to have beautiful glowing skin and a happy disposition the day after.
Author: Maine Mine
Maine Mine is an ambivert who is passionate about life. She believes in making people smile and helping others through her words. When she’s not writing, you’d most likely catch her surfing the internet for new information about everything and anything under the sun.