I’m not one to wax poetic; you won’t find me posting motivational sayings or hashtagging photos with #QuoteoftheDay. However, a few weeks ago, while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, a colourful inspirational poster stopped me in my tracks. It said:
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
Huh. Pretty powerful stuff, right? Immediately, I began thinking about some of the ways I could apply this to my own life – what could I do right now that would pay dividends in say, 10 years? 20 years? 40 years??
It was a long list.
Today, I’m sharing my Top 3 Things to do Today for Tomorrow.
1. Eat a rainbow. No, I’m not talking about tossing back a handful of Skittles (although, everything in moderation, friends!). I’m talking about replacing one nutritionally-defunct meal with high quality protein, fresh produce and fibre-rich seeds and grains – the more colourful, the better.
It’s actually quite simple; eating an assortment of diverse, colourful foods is a quick way to ensure that you’re fuelling up with a complete range of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to thrive. I’ve recently swapped breakfast sandwiches and sugary cereals for fresh and vibrant smoothie bowls, which means I’ve reduced my intake of processed foods while increasing the amount of phytonutrients in my diet. Win-win!
2. Move a little more. Listen, you don’t have to take out an annual membership at a trendy gym (unless you want to). In addition to eating clean, regular exercise may contribute to more beautiful looking skin and help avoid pre-mature aging – two things I’m sure my future self will be very thankful I stayed on top of. The key is creating routines; it may be as simple as downloading a 7-minute exercise app or getting together with friends for a once-a-week yoga class.
But what if you could combine fitness – with fitness for your face? (Hear me out.)
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Which brings me to number three…
3. Take care of your skin. And, your skin will take care of you. I recently started using L’Oréal Revitalift Cicacream, nightly, as part of my skin care routine. With my sensitive, rosacea-prone skin, it’s hard to find an anti-aging cream that will fight wrinkles without provoking a flare-up. However, Cicacream is the first anti-aging cream recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association*. It’s paraben-free, fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin. So far, I’m really liking the results – and plan on continuing with this new addition to my regime.
Let’s recap. Eat well, exercise and look after your skin – sounds pretty basic, right? It just goes to show that taking care of yourself today doesn’t have to be overwhelming or complicated.
Oh – maybe there is a number four: Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.
This post is sponsored by L’Oréal Canada. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.