Life can be so busy. I sometimes feel overwhelmed with all of the responsibilities that somehow seem to fall onto my plate. I know that I’m not the only one who feels that way. I am willing to bet that most people feel like they have too much going on as well.
One of my goals this year was to be more present with my family. That means that I put my phone away and really pay attention to what is going on around me. I feel like I have become a better listener and I have been able to appreciate small, special moments that I would have missed if I would have been checking my phone instead.
One thing that I have really learned over these past few months is that I feel the best and the most beautiful when I am around the people that I love. It doesn’t matter if I have actually gotten ready for the day or not. These people make me feel like a million bucks. I think it is important to surround yourself with people who make you feel this way.
Of course, I am talking about my family, but I have friends who make me feel this way too. I recently spent time with my friend Sadie. We used to live really close to each other, but we both moved away at the same time. We were talking about new friends we had made and we both agreed that neither of us had found a friend who we were as comfortable with as we are with each other. We can hang out without makeup on, in our pajamas with bedhead and feel totally comfortable. Those are the kinds of people I suggest surrounding yourself with!
This year started out in a difficult way for our family but making the goal to be more present has made a huge difference. I have made it a point to make myself a priority in my own life. I don’t want to feel like I am letting my self-confidence come in last place. That is why I make sure to take care of my body each day. Obviously, beauty products are a major part of my life. I have found that using products that go the extra mile in making me feel great can make my days better and give me the boost of self-confidence that I need, just like the friends and family that I surround myself with.
I recently have tried the new Garnier® Whole Blends™ products and have loved the way my hair feels when I use them. I have felt totally confident when I use these. The shampoo and conditioner make my hair feel clean and moisturized while making it smell divine! The leave-in treatment spray makes my hair so soft! I have loved the Refreshing line with Green Apple & Green Tea Extracts! They revitalize my hair and make it nice and shiny. These are paraben-free formulas that are gentle for everyday use and are made with products that feel good using. The argan oil and cocoa butter ingredients are purchased fairly and sustainably to support local farmers and communities. The bottles are made of recyclable plastic too!
Surround yourself with people and products that give you self-confidence. You will feel great and may even feel like you can conquer more of the many tasks that find their way onto your plate. Find time to put your phone down and spend that time with the people who matter most in your life. You will be able to enjoy wholesome, beautiful moments that you may have missed out on before!
Now, for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, tell me: how are you present in your family’s lives in this very busy world of ours?
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