Shine Bright From the Inside Out

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Along with Olly and Method, we came up with these tips to help us take better care of ourselves and our homes— all while looking fabulous.

3 ways to kick start your day

Stretch it out. Stretch for one minute when you get out of bed in the morning to get your blood flowing and muscles activated.

Breathe it in. Inhale or diffuse an invigorating essential oil like grapefruit or rosemary to boost mood and focus.

Eat a rainbow. The vibrant colors in fruits and veggies come from the phytonutrients they produce. There are tens of thousands of phytonutrients in nature, and each one provides unique health benefits. Prep a fresh fruit smoothie with a handful of spinach or kale the night before, stash in the fridge, and enjoy in the morning.

Give your home a fresh start

Disinfect. You’ve survived flu season and a parade of holiday guests, but your home can probably use a germ-busting boost. Grab a surface disinfecting spray (like method antibac all-purpose cleaner) to kill bacteria + viruses on hot spots that everyone touches such as doorknobs, appliance handles and light switches.

Declutter. Ask yourself this: do you really need it? if the answer is no, then throw it away. There’s nothing more uplifting than ridding a space of excess junk. Go through closets, drawers and even the garage with this question in mind. You might want to bring a trash bag or three, too.

Detox. it’s always good to clear the air. According to the EPA, indoor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health. Sprucing up your space with air purifying plants like aloe vera, areca palm or golden pothos can be good for your lungs and your décor.

Wrangle your wardrobe

Closet overhaul. Go through your closet and get rid of things you haven’t worn in a few months or simply things that don’t make you happy. It’s easy to give yourself an excuse to keep everything, but you will feel so much better when your closet isn’t overwhelming and you’re left only with pieces that you actually wear and truly love. Donate what you don’t want, or host a garage sale with your friends.

Go (a little) crazy. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new! Ever want to try a pair of culottes or wonder how flared jeans look on you? Just do it. Fashion is all about experimenting.

Splurge. Make an investment and purchase that one piece of clothing you’ve been eyeing for awhile. Instead of spending money on “fast-fashion,” think quality over quantity.

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