The holidays are right around the corner, and this either excites or triggers some of us, as this can be a hectic time of the year. From constant shopping to decorating and planning festivities with family, it can be challenging to recenter and check in with yourself as the year ends. The recent buzz around the "that girl" trend has been popularizing our social media feeds for the past few years. But what does being ‘that girl’ mean, and how can you embody her this season?
While the aesthetic aspect is often promoted, becoming ‘that girl’ is more about adopting the right mindset than taking perfect Instagram-ready pictures. It's a holistic lifestyle strategy that pushes someone to take the time to prioritize their well-being positively while acknowledging that everyone’s journey is unique. What works for one person may not work for another. Ultimately, becoming ‘that girl’ means prioritizing wellness, making positive changes that benefit you, increasing productivity, and becoming the best version of yourself. It's about caring for yourself physically and mentally and doing so on your own terms. You don't have to be the fittest or healthiest person out there; instead, strive to better yourself in a way that feels right.
It is imperative to obtain sufficient sleep; therefore, it's recommended to establish a fixed bedtime and waketime cycle routine, especially as the sun sets earlier. Although getting 8 hours of rest may not always be possible, adhering to good nocturnal practices, such as refraining from using electronic devices before sleep, can still produce significant benefits.
Get active! Experts recommend dedicating at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity to maintain overall well-being and stay active, even if it’s something as small as yoga or picking up a new sports activity. We often see ‘that girl’ who seems to be constantly on the move, productive, and motivated while incorporating various forms of movement in how she sees fit. But remember, exercise is not solely about weight loss unless that's your goal. It's about improving yourself and your overall well-being and gaining clarity. So, why not find a form of movement that resonates with you and fits seamlessly into your day-to-day life?
Instead of consuming too much festive food and desserts, It's best to incorporate whole foods and fresh produce into your daily meals. Remember, becoming the best version of yourself involves consuming less processed foods with lower levels of unhealthy fats and sugars. One way you can try and achieve this is to cook meals at home and reduce your dependence on takeout. Take some time to explore and research different delicious and beneficial options for your body. It's all about balancing, steady portion control, and healthy moderating.
Becoming ‘that girl’ isn't just about having glowing skin and eating right. It's about constantly growing and evolving, striving to learn and absorb new information in all aspects of life. You can enrich yourself with knowledge by taking various courses (online or in-person), seeking out mentors, listening to a new podcast, or reading more books. By becoming a more knowledgeable version of yourself, you'll gain the power to achieve your goals and become more well-rounded. If some of these seem boring thenn loook into museums near you; you'd be surprised the amount of knowledge you can gain from them by simply viewing.
Switching up your surroundings, like temporarily traveling and renting an Airbnb for a week or two, can provide many benefits. Even a simple change of scenery can do wonders for your productivity and fuel your creative energy if you tend to get in a rut during the colder months. If your job doesn't allow for this kind of freedom, don't worry! There are still ways to break out of your routine and explore new environments after work or school. Try hiking on a new trail or discovering a part of town you've never been to. Remember, taking care of yourself is crucial, and finding ways to keep things fresh and exciting. The journey to becoming ‘that girl’ or the most ideal version of yourself takes time, but that doesn't mean it has to be difficult to achieve. Taking these simple steps one day at a time can ease your anxiety as the year winds down and when it’s time to self-reflect.