This post has been compensated by Secret Deodorant. As always, all thoughts and opinions are that of my own.
Life happens, believe me, I know. Between the hustle and bustle of everyday life topped with holiday errands these next few days, I don't blame you for being a little stressed out. Sometimes I feel like days are short and my never-ending to-do list is just that, it never ends! BUT today I want to share a couple of ways I like to avoid so much stress and instead focus on what matters most, enjoying every single moment of the day, especially around this magical time of year!!
Making the most of everyday, even the most stressful and busiest days is something I like to make sure I do. I want to enjoy every single day, more like every moment of the day, because life should be celebrated not just lived. Of course, just like everyone, I do stress out from time to time, especially during this time of year but I always have these three things in mind when I'm having an unnecessarily busy or stressful day.
1. Develop a positive attitude. Have you heard that saying, you get what you give? I truly believe that if you spread positivity, you'll receive positivity in return, this applies to both social media and out in the real world. It's easier for someone to be kind to you if you're kind first. I love doing this on stressful days because not only does it brighten someone's day but it becomes a highlight in my day as well. I personally love to be kind daily, making sure I greet anyone I come across with a warm smile or even take the high road when someone is not having the best day and gets a little flustered (and shows it) while driving in traffic.
2. Take care of yourself first. Give yourself a break every once in a while, it does wonders for the soul. Then developing that positive attitude I was talking about earlier is so much easier! If you know you have a busy or stressful day coming up, do something for you that will bring peace to your inner self and make you feel like you can take on the world. Anytime I know I'm going to have a busy and stressful day ahead, I make sure to wake up a few minutes early, make myself a cup of tea or hot cocoa (whichever I'm feeling that morning), put some light music on, and get ready for the day ahead. I love taking my time styling my hair and doing my makeup, it somehow feels soothing to the soul. I also always make sure to finish off with a spray of my Secret Invisible Spray deodorant; it lasts all throughout the day which makes it perfect for the girl-on-the-go. It sprays on invisible, which is something I absolutely LOVE and helps give me that confidence to go through my stressful and busy day without a sweat breakthrough. It also has sweat-activated technology, meaning it replaces perspiration with a fresh scent that helps you feel clean and fresh for up to 48 hours. As for my favorite scent, I actually took a fun little quiz that Secret developed and got matched up with the Cool Waterlily scent. After trying it for myself, it's safe to say I'm completely hooked! It smells light and feminine, exactly what I like! Secret actually has four scents in their Invisible Spray collection; Cool Waterlily, Luxe Lavender, Boho Berry, and Glam Grapefruit. You can take the Secret Deodorant Product Match quiz at www.SecretProductMatch.com to find out which scent and product collection is suitable for your own unique mood and personality, then come back and let me know what you were matched up with in the comments below!
3. Take a step back and just breathe. The most important thing to do when having a demanding day is to take a step back and breathe. This allows you to clear your mind for a moment and reevaluate the situation. Organize your thoughts and actions, pick up that positive attitude and strive forward to accomplish your goals and to-do list for the day. After all, you're a girl boss and you've got this!
If you have a busy lifestyle, I highly encourage you try out a Secret Deodorant Invisible Spray, sold at Target! Let me know what type of busy lifestyle you live in the comments below, and make sure to stop by my Instagram page (@forallthingspretty) because I'm partnering with Secret to give you a chance to win deodorant for a year!
As always, thank you so much for taking a moment of your day to stop by. See you over on Instagram!