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Change your mindset with the season

For me, the month of September represents transition. More specifically, it is  a time for change and somewhat a shift in one’s mindset. I believe it’s important to embrace new seasons and seek-out their beauty. Shorter days and cooler temperatures can certainly put a damper on one’s spirit. Therefore, it’s important to make positive changes to adapt. In fact, right now, today is a good time to plan for a healthier autumn. Doing so will allow you to slowly process the shifts ahead without feeling overwhelmed. 

Here are a few of my tips:

Incorporate a morning routine                                                                              

A morning routine sets the scene for the day and allows you to create positive behaviors. It allows you to focus and push towards your goals while reducing distractions like the phone, television and hitting the snooze button. To make your morning routine successful, plan it out ahead of time. Over time, you will look forward to your mornings!                                                                                                               

Eat right, feel bright                                                                                                 

During your market visits, select colorful fruits and vegetables and seek out simple online recipes that can be prepared the night before. You might also consider slow cooker crock pot options as well. Remember, we are what we eat, so take time to make healthier choices. Your waistline will thank you later!

Pump up your moisture                                                                                                    

The fall season can cause severe dryness to the skin. My advice is to pump up your moisturizer use. My favorite is cocoa butter. I encourage you to invest in a moisturizer of your choice and gently rub from your face to your feet, every day. This will help to prevent flaky, dry, and irritated skin that comes along with the fall season.

Take time out for you                                                                                                  

This is a great time to pamper yourself. Twice a week, treat yourself to an at-home spa day. Light a candle, put on your favorite playlist and run a hot bath. Don’t forget to add your favorite bath salts!

Kimberly Whitfield is the owner of Kimberly Inspiring Beauty in Strength, a fitness instructor at Michigan State University and Trinity A.M.E. Church; a bodybuilder, and a public speaker.  Visit her on the web at kwinspires.com for a list of her classes. 

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