When you step back and really think about your day, it can be overwhelming, right? Up early, work, hitting the gym, or maybe a run or bike ride, getting the steps in, hitting the calorie burn count, cooking, kids, housework… it’s a lot! The buildup of all the to-do’s and knowing that they are there waiting for you adds weight to our shoulders and the pressure can sometimes be too much. A heavy load can also cause stress, depression, insomnia, and other health-related problems, giving us something else to deal with.
So, what can we do? What can we introduce to our daily life that will make the whole thing run smoother? We’ll still have the chores to do but how can we make sure they don’t influence us mentally? Routine, that’s how. Routine can sound a little boring, like it’s no fun, you just do the same thing all the time, repeatedly, following the same path. But let’s talk about that path.
What if that path took you to a place of comfort, a place where your mind could concentrate on the tasks at hand, the jobs you needed to complete, but could also free you of the crushing weight and pressure that comes with the swamp of the hustle and bustle of life? What if following that path gave you structure, allowing you to make the most of your time and establish healthy habits, which can be so important when areas of your life feel uncertain? When you are submerged in strain and stress, what if that path leads you to a place of calm where you can gather your thoughts and have the time to think? The path sounds good!
Creating and following a routine can be invigorating, it can make you feel powerful! Research has proven that having a structure and a routine can play an important role in ensuring your mental health is on the right track and can help with anxiety and stress. Focussing on the things you can control and managing your own behaviours will make your life so much easier to handle day to day.
It doesn’t have to be difficult.
• Waking up early and exercising, start your day off right. Maybe take a fresh air walk in nature.
• Eating healthily at set times throughout the day.
• Set realistic goals and stay positive.
• Make a list, write down the days jobs and take pleasure in ticking them off when you’ve accomplished them.
• Rest. Slow down, maybe read a book. We recommend Atomic Habits by James Clear. This book will reshape the way you think about progress and success and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits into a routine you’ll call your new life.
• Get to bed early. Poor sleep worrying about what you didn’t get done today and what you must do tomorrow is not good for your body or your mind. Without a decent night’s sleep, you’re always playing catch up with no energy for what’s ahead. Maybe do a bit of meditation, take a hot bath, and switch off.
Plus, don’t forget to add a bit of ‘you time’ into your daily routine too. Make sure you carve out time to do what makes you smile and make you feel good… and look good!
Adding a skincare routine into your daily plan is a must! Daily practice is a game-changer, and your skin will thank you for the attention. Just by introducing a simple 3 step plan, you skin will benefit from all the nutrients, essential oils and moisture hidden in all MESOA products and will give you and your mindset a confidence boost knowing that your skin is in its best form, and
you’re looking good as a result.
Check out our easy three step plan.
Cleansing is the first step of any good skincare routine. Wake your face up with our Cleansing Face Wash, which will revitalise your skin and hydrate it ready for the day ahead. Use again at night to wash away the days built up bacteria and fight acne and breakouts as you sleep. Guaranteed to leave you feeling fresh before and after bed.
Prepare to experience smoother than smooth skin. Our Deep Cleansing Exfoliant will rejuvenate and purify your skin leaving you with a fresh complexion. A deep dive into your pores will leave your skin free of built-up grime and glowing as a result of the essential oils, which will nourish and repair. Use again before bed and allow your skin to regenerate and renew while you sleep.
After you have cleansed and exfoliated your skin in the morning, it’s time to feed it some moisture. Just a little of our Revitalising Moisturiser in the morning will give dull skin a glow and keep your skin hydrated for the day ahead. That healthy feeling of freshness and nourishment is a winner making you feel good and making your face look better! Using again at night before bed will seal the goodness, add moisture, and regenerate your skin while you sleep.
This fabulous trio is what makes up our Three And Easy: Face Routine.
Like any routine, it takes time and patience but kickstarting your day with a set goal of what you want to achieve will put you ahead of the game and starting off with a strong skincare routine will make you feel unstoppable! Make your day work for you, not the other way around.