Saturday, April 18, 2015

Making Changes...Gradually



It is no secret that I adore Fiona's How to Be Chic blog. While she is currently on a blog break, I have been reading through the archives gleaning inspiration (and there are tons) on becoming French chic and pondering where I want to start in becoming as such.

To avoid self-sabotage, it is best if you make changes gradually so that you may replace bad habits with new ones that will benefit you in the long-term.

Even though we may wish it wasn't so, appearance matters. It can affect not only how you are treated out in public but your self-esteem. 

So this week, I am choosing just three things to focus on:

~ To be dressed for the day within an hour of rising; including hair and makeup. I want to be ready to face whatever the day holds and look fabulous while doing it. 

~ To take the time to remove makeup and cleanse my face every evening before retiring for the night. I am so bad about this!

~ Moisturize from head to toe. 

I am starting with self-care because I tend to make sure everyone else is taken care of first and neglect myself in the process. Wives and mothers tend to do that, non?

Are there any new habits you are working on?

5 comments:

a8383 said...

I am so tired of being frumpy! I actually went to the mall today and got an complete outfit- purse, necklace, and bracelet too with Christmas gift cards and a coupon. I stopped at a shop and was able to get my hair cut. I took a chance- I figured it wouldn't look any worse than it did- haha. Making a start too... Angela

Mrs. Miano said...

May I recommend baby wipes! I get mine at the 99 center and keep them in my end table. They take off all traces of makeup....we wind down and watch a little tv before bed.....it just takes a second to grab one and off comes the makeup...it takes less than a few seconds.....game changer for me!

Cherie said...

You might be interested in the blog Paris to Go. The blogger is an American living a sustainable/eco-friendly life in Paris.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I was just reading something about making habits stick. It suggest setting small attainable ones. This week I will work on drinking my 64 oz daily of water, walking 15 minutes a day, and taking care of my finger and toe nails.

Laurie said...

Hi Tracy!
I've never read Fiona's blog, so I'll have to check it out. I'm pretty good with the exercise and drinking water, but I do get lazy with skincare. Dove soap is still my favorite, but I've yet to find a moisturizer with spf that I like. Don't get me started on my poor old feet!
Take care,
Laurie