'Cause we all have
days when we need a little ego-jumpstart, we're giving ya 10 things
that'll boost your mood in 10 seconds flat.
your own worst critic, right, girlies? So nobody is better to boost you
than yourself. Throughout your day, give yourself mental pats on
the back whenever you do something just right.
2. Tend to
the senses by spritzing on your fave perfume that makes you feel
oh-so lovely. Mmm...
3. Be a body
language expert. Your opinion, and those of people around you, is affected by tons of things, including open body
language. Stand up straight, uncross those arms, and just
let it happen.
4. When you
force a smile, your brain can't tell if it's real or not. Guess
what it does in times of doubt? A simple grin sends out some feel-good
chemicals called seratonin to zoom your mood all the way to the
fave photos of you and your crew handy for those times when you're
feeling less than perfect. Good memories will jolt ya back into
6. Acknowledge your favorite features and give yourself
some credit where credit is due. Love your eyes? Your butt? Your freckles? Your laugh? Recognize!
7. Pick an
idol. Find a person you admire a great deal, be it a do-gooder celeb,
family member, friend or teacher. What is it you admire about them? Look for similar qualities in yourself, or strive to reach them.
your bod right by finding just 30 minutes a day for a brisk walk or
quick indoor workout routine. You deserve it, and it'll battle pent up
Take time out every
day to treat yourself--and don't always plan it. Bake cupcakes after
school, go for a bike ride with your sib, or watch a fave old cartoon
from when you were a tot.
10. Start noticing the beautiful little things in others and
you'll start to see them in yourself.
BY JORDAN SARNOVSKY ON 11/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN stress, stress busters, health, self-esteem, mind/motivation