Help me bring back my sparkle!
March 2, 2012 7:01 AM Subscribe
When have you been told ... "hey, are you doing something different? You look great!"
posted by athena2255 to health & fitness (39 answers total) 125 users marked this as a favorite
I think I'm suffering from the winter blues. For the past few weeks, I've been crabby and easily frustrated - possibly some SAD, or hormonal, or work-stress related. I just feel ... "blech." You know? My hair looks dull, my skin looks dull, my back is hurting and my posture is poor, I feel out of touch with my muscles/body ...
So, I'm looking for some quick and effective ideas to put the "oomph" back in my system. Subtle differences is fine - I'm not doing this for anybody or any health reason other than simply feeling "out-of-touch" and a bit drab. My requirements: must take LESS than 15 minutes a day and preferably free or cheap.
Ideas I've been toying around with: stretching exercises, posture work, meditation, skin-brushing, shoe insoles, installing a water-softener, getting a vitamin-D indoor light, regular massages ... I'd be open to anything as long as it makes me feel a difference in my body, or skin, or hair, or what-have-you.
Basically, I'm asking if you've ever made a change in your (physical) life that people start asking you if you've lost weight, or been on vacation, or gotten your hair cut, etc, because they notice that you're slightly different in a sparkly kind of way. Make sense?
As I said above, I appear to be easily frustrated and irritable, so I'd also like to know how long after employing your technique did you start to see results, and specifically what results you saw. I'd like to make just one small change and, depending on how it makes me feel, possibly make other small changes later on.