A makeover doesn’t always have to involve a hairdresser—although we must say that a great haircut works wonders! Sometimes, it’s about leaving your old habits behind, introducing something different in your life, or starting anew. Feel like your life needs an overhaul right now? Here's how you can give yourself what you need!
1. Go to work earlier than usual.
Adjusting your alarm clock an hour or two ahead makes a HUGE difference. The traffic in EDSA won't be as bad, the lines at the MRT won't be as long, and if you’re really early, you’ll have the whole office to yourself. Trust us: There’s nothing quite like working solo in the wee hours of the morning.
2. Make peace with someone you had a falling out with.
You were best friends in college, but just before graduation, you two had a huge fight and decided not to stay in touch. Maybe it’s about time you mend fences. Be the first to reach out.
3. Watch an inspiring film.
Down in the dumps? Schedule a movie night with your friends and pick titles that will uplift and encourage you to live your best life.
4. Get your hair cut.
We did say that a better cut works wonders. Transform your Rapunzel-like locks into a lob or turn your medium-length hair into a chic pixie cut.
5. Or dyed.
Not ready to chop your locks? Update your look with a new color instead.
6. Learn a new language.
When you learn to speak French, Italian, or Spanish, you’re not just embracing a new language, but a part of somebody else’s culture. You can't help but see things from a different perspective.
7. Sign up for a gym membership.
Exercising regularly doesn't just improve your health, but also makes you new friends. Sisters who work out together get fit together.
8. Eat at a place you’ve never been before.
Food isn't just sustenance. It's an experience. Take it from National Geographic. "With it we make friends, court lovers, and count our blessings." If you've been eating at the same places or ordering the same meals all the time, then it's no wonder your palate has become a bit dull. Add a bit of excitement to your life. Challenge your friends to find the best steak house or dessert place in town, and enjoy every bite.
9. Go on a holiday.
Don’t go on a tour—that’s just going to tire you out. Instead, book a trip where walking to the pool from your room is the most strenuous activity you have to do.
10. Clean out your closet.
Make like Marie Kondo and give your closet an overhaul. Much like shopping, this activity is therapeutic and helps you take stock of what your life has become in the form of dresses, jeans, and outdated graphic tees. Unless that three-year-old LBD of yours sparks joy, it’s out to the donate pile!
11. Eat better breakfasts.
The first meal of the day is the most important. According to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, it "provides energy for the activities during the morning and helps to prevent that mid-morning slump." That said, it’s not just enough that you eat, but that you eat a good one. Think fruit and cheese, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, and multigrain waffles.
12. Date someone you normally wouldn’t.
We’re not saying you should date someone who creeps you out, just that maybe you need to give that geeky gamer or your old high school buddy a chance. Even if things don’t work out, the time you spent together isn't a total waste.
13. Reboot your phone.
Sometimes, your phone just needs a software update, a good cleanup, and an updated wallpaper. A faster phone can work miracles.
14. Walk in your friend’s shoes for a day.
Is your friend a certified fashionista? Try being her for a change and see what life is like through designer glasses.
15. Be your own #GirlBoss.
On this day, push yourself more.
16. Go bare-faced.
Are you always wearing foundation? Can’t leave the house without kilay? Choose a day to go bare (sunblock doesn’t count) and give your skin a break. Don’t wear makeup at all? Do the opposite. Swipe a lovely rouge on your lips and see how that makes you feel.
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