Five easy boosts to help you live your best life

Feel good with these five simple morning lifts to feed your energy, improve your self-esteem and inspire you as you prepare for the day ahead.

1. The smell of success

Start your day off with a ginger tea and pop in a slice of lemon. As well as being a cleansing way to kickstart your metabolism, the revitalising scent will stimulate your senses and set that Zen-like feeling for the rest of the day.

2. Get a breakfast boost

Carbohydrates, fat and sugar affect mood and leave you feeling sluggish – the last thing your body needs first thing in the morning!

Slow-release energy providers and foods rich in protein are ideal, so for breakfast enjoy poached eggs on wholemeal toast for fibre and protein, and a pot of yoghurt for calcium.

3. Choose to be comfortable

Simple, classic clothes are the easiest to feel comfortable and confident in. Have a capsule wardrobe of great-fitting jeans, cosy jumpers, bright T-shirts and flowing dresses and you can’t go far wrong.

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4. Accessorise like a pro

While it’s easier to keep your outfit simple, you can still jazz it up with a statement necklace, a colourful scarf, dangly earrings or a gorgeous handbag.

You’ll transform your outfit, making you feel more confident – plus you’re sure to get a compliment or two about your fabulous accessory, so you’ll continue to get confidence boosts throughout the day.

5. Always be prepared

Go through your to-do list for the day, even if that’s just checking over your Post-it note reminders on the fridge. Make sure you’ve got enough time to fit everything in, and don’t be afraid to say “no” if anyone tries to pile onto your workload.

If you’re feeling daunted by a task that has to be done, just stop and think, “What advice would I give my friend if she had to do this?” Then take your own advice!

For more tips and ideas, why not check out our 4 motivational tricks to beat the blues?

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