When we were in Melbourne last month Mum shouted me to a facial. The therapist admonished me for my lack of skincare routine and declared my lines to be a result of dehydrated skin. When I read Lady Smaggle’s Beauty Essentials post last week I was finally spurred into action. I’m 35, it’s time to start giving a damn.
So I raided my Avon stock, (I’ve just given up peddling Avon after five years, by the way), and now have a twice daily cleanse-tone-moisturise routine going on, plus the mouthwash before bed. It takes 21 days to form a habit so we’ll see how I go.
This burgeoning habit has lead me to consider other things I’d like to do every day.
- Meditate for 20 minutes every day (No time in the morning to be alone or go somewhere peaceful, and I fall asleep when I try this at night.)
- Do 3 pages of stream-of-consciousness writing before I get out of bed (I keep forgetting to do this.)
- Do a 30 minutes workout with the Wii “My Fitness Coach” every day (I already do this some days.)
- Wear different jewellery every day instead of the same gold hoops I wear all.the.time.
These are all very self serving habits but that’s the thing – we get busy serving the younger members of the household, and before you know it you’re 40, the kids are playing Nintendos and you’re stressed with lots of lines on your face.
What habits do you need to pursue?