6 ways to be your personal best
6 ways to be your personal best
The air is getting warmer, the days are lasting longer, and flowers are coming into bloom. It can only mean one thing—spring has officially sprung!
Published 08 September

The new season presents an ideal opportunity to reset and refocus. Spring is all about new beginnings, so now’s the time to awaken from your winter hibernation and flourish into the best version of yourself.

 

To help you on your way, we’re sharing six ways to enrich your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Ready to make like a spring flower and bloom into your best potential? Read on to discover our top tips.

 

 

1. Nourish your body

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It’s time to spring clean your skincare products and focus on items that nourish, hydrate, and replenish your body.

Elevate your skincare experience by ritualising the process and taking time to meaningfully enjoy each step. For example, why not level-up your routine by indulging yourself an at-home facial? Or perhaps take the time to give yourself a stress-relieving scalp massage while washing your hair?

Products we love include aromatic hair oils, luxurious moisturiser, and fragrant body washes. Also, don’t forget to stock up on SPF—especially for those poolside days in the sunshine.

Products to try

  1. Naked Sundays Collagen Glow Crème, Mecca  
  2. Summer Fridays Cloud Dew Oil-Free Cream, Mecca  
  3. Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil, Hairhouse
  4. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% B5 Treatment, Priceline

 

2. Dress the part

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As the saying goes, when we dress up, we walk taller. So, show up for yourself each day and dress for success by wearing clothes that make you feel confident and put-together.

This is particularly important when getting dressed for work or special occasions. When shopping for your spring and summer wardrobe, be sure to stock up on chic and flattering pieces that will add that extra spring to your step.

Products to try

  1. Bree Lug Loafers, Cotton On
  2. Saddle Bag, Seed Heritage
  3. Mustard blouse, Witchery 
  4. Nude heels, Witchery 

 

3. Prioritise self-care

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The hustle and bustle of everyday life can leave you feeling stressed and out of control. That’s why it is important to take time to calm your mind and relax.

Decompress with an adult colouring-in book or sit back and enjoy the aromas of a soothing scented candle. We also recommend brewing an aromatic pot of tea and taking time to enjoy each sip in peace and quiet.

Products to try:

  1. Glasshouse Candle in Tahaa,  Peter Alexander
  2. Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, Myer
  3. Sleep Tea, T2 
  4. Secret Garden Colouring Book, Target

 

4. Embrace healthy habits

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Allow the warmth and sunshine to motivate you to prioritise healthy habits. Practices we recommend implementing into your routine include drinking enough water throughout the day, putting on your runners and going for a walk within nature, getting your heart pumping in a high-intensity workout, or harmonising mind and body during a yoga class.

Whatever path you choose, if you are moving your body, you are on the right course to physical and mental wellness. 

Products to try:

  1. Pink Bike Shorts, Cotton On 
  2. D-Luxe Quilted Crossbody Bag, Decjuba 
  3. Sweater, Decjuba 
  4. Bahe Yoga Block, Rebel Sport 
  5. Under Armour Play Up Cap, Rebel Sport  
  6. Drink It Up Drink Bottle, Typo 

 

5. Love the skin you’re in

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You only have one body, so it’s time to show respect and adoration for yourself (because let’s face it, this is the only body you will ever have!).

Reiterating positive affirmations and eliminating self-criticism are a few tactics for combating negative thoughts and nourishing your self-esteem. Other ways to show up for yourself include treating yourself with care by slipping into bed with a silk mask or pillowcase, taking extra time to pamper yourself each day with a gua sha or facial roller, and putting on make-up that elevates your existing features. It’s all about loving and celebrating yourself for all that you are.

Products to try:

  1. Facial Roller, Cotton On 
  2. Satin Sleep Set, Cotton On
  3. Sleep Recovery Relaxed Pocket Short and Smoothing Scoop Bralette, Cotton On
  4. Nars Summer Unrated Eyeshadow Palette, Mecca 
  5. Chloe & Lola Gua Sha, Myer
  6. Neutrogena Purifying Boost Hydrogel Mask, Priceline
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6. Try something new

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Is there a creative pursuit that you have always been curious about trying but have never had the confidence to attempt? There is no better time than the present to summon the courage to expand your mind and challenge yourself with a new hobby!

Step outside the box and explore the unfamiliar—you never know what passions you might unlock. Ideas include trying your hand at photography, embroidery, and writing—just to name a few!

Products to try 

  1. LIford Sprite 35-II Reusable Film Camera, JB Hi-Fi
  2. Circuit Speed Rope, kmart

So, there you have it! It’s now your turn to take on board these six simple steps to becoming your personal best.

           
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