Glow up checklist
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It’s finally that time of the year again when you’re looking for ways to level up, reset your life and eventually become that girl.
I have come across tons of glow-up challenges and how-to glow-up posts but unfortunately, a lot of them set unrealistic standards. While you can actually do most of what they said you need to do and they actually work, you probably won’t be able to remain consistent. Why? Because they want you to do so many things at the same time.
In this post, I will be sharing a very realistic glow up checklist that you can follow to actually glow up in all aspects of your life. These are easy tasks you can actually get done daily and become consistent with.
Before we start, I want to challenge you to practice these for the next 30 days (one month). Leave a comment below if you’re up for the challenge and let’s stay accountable together.
Take your skincare routine more seriously
Your skin is the largest organ and it deserves all the love and attention it can get. Creating a skincare routine that works for you will literally have you looking like a different person in a few weeks. Your face will be glowing and you will notice all your skin concerns finally getting better.
Your skincare routine doesn’t have to be anything dramatic and 1 hr long. If you’re a total newbie, start small. Cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen are more than enough.
I have a whole section on this blog about skincare because I’m obsessed so if you’re interested in learning more, make sure you check it out.
This is my skincare routine and when you check it out, you will see that I am obsessed with Korean skincare products. Well, there is a reason for that. They work, they are very affordable and very accessible.
Let’s not forget your body. Make sure you’re using great body care products and exfoliating regularly. Your body deserves as much love as your face gets.
Move your body
I am struggling with this, but I always try to move my body daily. You can’t have your dream body just be simply dreaming about it. You need to work for it. If you can, sign up for a gym membership or try home workout programs if you don’t have a gym nearby like me. Going for walks helps a lot as well.
I recently started skipping in the morning and I really like it. I can skip for 20-30 minutes straight and I can feel myself losing those extra pounds. I’m really happy about that.
The reason why you see staying hydrated everywhere is that it’s actually important. If you live in hot places like I do, you need to up your water intake. It helps your skin, your digestive system and so much more.
If you don’t like the taste of water or you simply don’t like drinking water, try adding some fresh fruits inside. I like to add some lemons, cucumber, or strawberries to my water and it has really helped with my water intake.
Put more effort into looking your best
There is something about putting more effort to look good. When you look good, you feel good. You feel like you have your life together and are more confident.
Every morning, after you take a shower, wear a cute outfit instead of a fresh set of pajamas. Yes, even if you’re not going anywhere.
Get your hair, nails, and lashes done. This is something you can do once a month but it makes a huge difference, trust me. if you want to feel and look prettier, these are some steps you can take.
Mental glow up Checklist
when we are trying to glow up, our mental health should be part of the journey. Physical and mental glow-up should go hand in hand because you need both of them. Here are a few things you can do to have a mental glow-up:
Plan your life
By now, you probably have an idea of where you want to be in the next 5 years or even before this year ends. If you haven’t done anything to get closer to your goals, it’s time to go back to the drawing table.
Make a list of realistic goals you want to achieve before the year ends. Your big goals shouldn’t be more than 5. Write down why you want to achieve these goals and see if you can relate each goal to the other one. Take these goals and break them down into monthly goals, weekly goals, and daily goals.
I have a whole post about how to set realistic goals so make sure you check that out. At the end of each month, it’s always a great idea to have your monthly reset routine to reflect on the month and see how far you’ve come. I personally always look forward to this routine and I also enjoy watching other people’s monthly reset routine on YouTube.
Reduce your screen time
Spending so much time on your phone scrolling through social media is affecting you more than you think. There is always some bad news somewhere on the internet and consuming too much of this information can make you lose the motivation and zeal to do anything.
If you want to reduce your screen time, start by not going on your phone immediately after you wake up. I incorporated this tip into my summer morning routine and it has been a game changer. Use that time to be productive. Make your bed, stretch, or even read a book.
Another tip is to set screen limits for your social media apps.
Practice affirmations and self-love
Learn to say nice things about yourself. Call you’re beautiful, tell yourself you’re doing your absolute best and you’re proud of what you’ve accomplished. The best way to practice self-love is simply by romanticizing your life. Take yourself out on dates. Don’t wait for someone else to get you flowers. If you want flowers, go get some flowers. Little things like these can instantly put us in a better mental space.
Never stop learning
The more you learn, the more you will realize that you actually don’t know anything, lol. There is so much we can learn that can make us better, happier, and even make us more money.
Each day, commit a few mins or hours (if you can) to expanding your knowledge. This can simply be by reading a book, watching a video, or taking an online course. There are so many free resources available to you than you can imagine. Make use of them. Your future self will thank you for that.
To date, I’m always grateful for YouTube and some amazing YouTube channels. Through YouTube, I learned how to cook, bake, become better at match and chemistry, and even how to start my small business and blog. If you’re not utilizing YouTube, you should start doing that. And the great part, I didn’t pay a single cent for all this knowledge I’ve gained. What a time to be alive.
I honestly dislike when my space is a mess. Learn to declutter your spaces as often as you can. I like to do this when I’m deep cleaning during my monthly reset routine.
Get rid of clothes you no longer want, check all your makeup and skincare products, and throw away any expired products.
Decluttering your devices as well is very important. Delete pictures you no longer need, get rid of unimportant emails, and organize all your files and documents.
Final thoughts on the most realistic glow up checklist
That brings us to the end of this post. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did while writing it.
You can literally glow up by simply following this glow up checklist. I still use this because it works and I know you will like it so give it a try.
Have you ever tried a glow up challenge? Do you have a glow up checklist you swear by? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading xx