“Before the pandemic, I rarely put on makeup, and because of that, I had trained myself to believe that I only needed to wash my face once a day. Other than shaving when needed, I didn’t have a skincare routine for my body, at all. I had already been working from home for 2 years when COVID hit, so I had become quite comfortable sitting at my computer in my lounging clothes. But the pandemic initially brought a whole new sense of relaxed working to my routine. Before I knew it, I was barely doing my hair and wearing my pyjamas all day!
At the beginning of May, I decided something had to change – I was feeling low in energy, lacking motivation, and was moody. So, I started changing my routine. Every single day, I put on a dress, did my full makeup, and put in effort towards my skincare. Not only did I begin washing my face twice a day, I began using toner, doing a facial scrub, introduced dry brushing of my entire body before having a shower, and applying lotion afterwards. This has now become part of my self-care routine. While I don’t always wear a dress now, I do wear what I affectionately call “real people’s clothes” – I put in effort to wear an outfit, rather than pyjamas, to my home office. I can tell you that this change in my routine and attitude has made a world of difference to the way I feel about myself. I feel good! I feel purposeful and energetic again… all from putting in a little effort in the morning!”
Lisa Cybaniak Qualified NLP Practitioner & Motivational Speaker