It’s easy to find your soul caught up in this crazy thing we call life. We get so busy we turn into these modern robots. It’s like we get stuck doing the same thing over and over. Well stop and live a little. Let yourself have play time. No matter how old we get we need it. Here are 3 of my favorite tips that I truly live by and that you carry on well past your golden years!
Stay Playful. Go run through the sprinklers, or a giant water fountain. If you are walking to your car with someone, make it a race. Go to the kids section of the store and grab a kite to fly on a windy day. Or on a rainy day do a puzzle and bring out the board games. Games are a great way to keep your memory sharp too. Remember all those little things that were simply so fun.
Wonder & Explore. Go to your nearest book store and pick up a hiking book for your area. Once a week, flip through it, (with your eyes closed), and pick a page. You might just land on a path that will take you to a magical place you have never been to before or even knew was around you!
Laugh on a Daily Basis. Smile a lot! People love a great smile. Whether you are in a 5 star hotel or grocery store you have the opportunity to share your smile and make someones day. Make 3 people smile a day and notice how much better the world becomes.
Happy Take a Chance Day!!“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am i ti be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
I know I’ve said this before but I can not express enough just how good the ocean is for you! Here is why…
Did you know finishing your workout with a dip in the ocean can reduce inflammation in the body if the water is cold? Are you feeling tight and sore after your morning jog on the sand or beach workout sesh? Jump in!!! You will feel better instantly and your body will thank you.
Besides reducing aches and pains, the salt water can help clear breakouts or acne. It will dry it up faster than most over the counter acne medicines. Why not naturally exfoliate your body while you’re at it? After your workout, jump in the ocean, then run back to the sand and roll around in it so from your neck down until you are completely covered, then go jump back in and with the salt water rinse it off in a circular motion. Living at the beach we call this method “corn dogging”. I don’t know why, just is, and it works. Then there is your hair. People pay high dollar to buy salt water because of the texture it leaves in your hair. After your post-workout dip, wear a shower cap when you shower so you keep the salt water in, and rock beach waves all day long. So now you have reduced muscle inflammation, got a head start on clearing up that horrible blemish, got a full body exfoliation treatment, and awesome hair all for free! All natural! I say you can’t go wrong! Don’t forget to thank your “beach salon” and pick up a piece of trash if you see one.
Beach worthy and approved!
There is a cure for those nasty tan lines!!
Working out outside can make every workout more enjoyable, but tan lines that you get from your sweat sesh can be such a bummer! Whether you have an outside job, are an athlete, avid sunbather, or just like to enjoy the outdoors, the Kona Tanning Spritzer and the Kona Tanning Gradual Tanner will get rid of any unwanted tan lines. Katie Quinn, Co-founder and CEO of Kona Tanning Company, and Bronzer to the Victoria’s Secret Angels, has just shared her tips on how to combat sock tan lines (and any other tan lines, for that matter!).
I know we are all scared of turning orange when using a self tanner but the best part about this product is,
” It looks real – really. The undertones in the Gradual Tanner were fine-tuned to work wonders on all skin tones.” says Katie.
As an avid spray tanner I can swear by her words. Being outside everyday, I get tan lines even before summer starts – and I don’t know what I would do without these products on my bathroom shelf. They are hands down my go-to products for even skin. You never know when you need to wear that new backless shirt or new cute skirt. Not only does the Gradual Tanner make my skin crazy moisturized, it smells yummy, and brings this natural shine to my skin that no other lotion does. I automatically feel more beautiful.
“A mild, controlled build of color is best for keeping consistent coverage. Over a few days, I’m able to gradually build up my feet to match my legs, and at my own pace – in the comfort of my own home” says Katie, and I couldn’t agree more! When time is of the essence and I need a quick fix, I use the Kona Spritzer straight to battle my tan lines. It is like having Katie in your home! I use a cotton ball for small areas to match my tanned skin, or latex gloves to get full body coverage. Whether my tan lines are big or small, the Gradual Tanner and Kona Spritzer fights my tan line battles for me, makes me feel gorgeous, and gives my body a sense of freedom. Kona Tanning Products are Vitamin Bridget approved!
What sports are you doing to get those nasty tan lines? What are you doing to combat them? Let me know in the comments below!