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How to glow up before 2023


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 A change will make you feel good about yourself (Photo: iStock)

It is hard to believe how fast this year has gone by. The other day we were celebrating the New Year and now, we are a bit over a month away from the Christmas season again.

At the end of every year, we start reflecting on how the year has been, the goals we were able to achieve and what our plans are for the next year. And regardless of what our individual hopes and achievements are, we all would want to have the full new-year-new-me experience.

You definitely don't want to be left behind while others prepare to end the year with a bang. Here are five simple things you can do to give yourself a head start before the next year begins:

Give yourself a makeover

A makeover isn't just about looks, although that's the main point. This is a process that helps boost your self-esteem and confidence, and it's necessary to give yourself one often.

This is essential if you've been focusing on everything else like parenting and wifely duties. If you're noticing that you've not been giving your looks enough attention, try to change that for your well-being even if it's a mini makeover.

Stay committed to your fitness goals

Keeping up with fitness towards the end of the year is difficult. We know December is the month of food and merrymaking, and many of us usually start a fresh year with a lot of extra weight.

The only way to ensure you hop into 2023 confidently is to stay focused. This doesn't mean that you necessarily need to hit your ultimate target right away but, at least you will feel happy knowing that you didn't fold when the festive season started.

Upgrade your skincare game

Healthy (not perfect) skin is a part of our overall beauty. We know how different it looks when what we've been doing is working versus when things aren't going too well.

If right now you're not really seeing the results you want, then it's time for a change. This might mean reassessing your diet, trying out a new routine or experimenting with a new product. You still have time to get that glow you're hoping for so try something new.

Let go of toxic relationships

Glowing up also has a lot to do with our relationships. The people we surround ourselves with can either improve our lives or bring it to ruin.

Remember that you can't really be your best self when you're not in the right crowd. This is the right time to check whether you've been wasting all your energy and precious time on relationships and friendships that aren't meant for you and do something about it.

Try new experiences

When we officially move into the adulting stage of our lives, many of us become very uptight. We say 'no' more often than we say 'yes' and sometimes that can take away the joy of life.

Learn to say yes to fun outdoor adventures, revive your old hobbies again and travel to at least one new place you haven't been to before. These small things really do make you glow up from within.

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