As the year comes closer to its inevitable end, we often take this time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the next one. There will always be things that we wish we would have known or done differently in retrospect, but that knowledge can give you an advantage for the future. But you don’t have to wait on January 1st, or on anything else, to start living your best life right now. Here are Elle Vie’s top tips to do just that.
If you know anything about Elle Vie, then you know that we are all about self-care. Although your skin and beauty routine should be a big part of that, y’all better be doing your sugar scrubs and moisturizing, self-care is so much more than that.
True self-care means that you are prioritizing yourself and the things that make you excited about life. That will look different for everyone, but what’s important is that you reserve some time for yourself and your peace. We all know that this is easier said than done, but that’s why Elle Vie strives to transform the mundane details of your daily routine into instances of luxurious self-care and feeling good.
Living your best life also means living with intention. With no set vision for your life, it’s all too easy to let life happen to you rather than creating the life that you desire. The first step is to decide what your best life means to you. What does it look like, feel like, and is your current life in alignment with that vision?
Of course, we may not be exactly where we would like, maybe not even close. But ask yourself, are you currently working towards or away from where you’re trying to go? Whatever it is that signifies your best life, how can you add a little more of that into your day right now? It doesn't have to be anything extravagant or difficult, unless you want it to be, as long as it is something that intentionally supports your vision for your best life.
The most important step in living your best life is to love yourself through it all. Because the truth is, your best will probably look different from day to day. Sometimes, you will work against yourself, or deviate from your carefully laid plans, or even slack off on your self-care. But to be your best self means loving yourself, especially when it's hard. Whatever your best life may be to you, you’ll never be at your best without loving and accepting yourself fully.