I hope you are all doing well and are having a great start to the week! A huge thank you to everyone who read, left a comment or messaged me directly about my 13 Thing I Love About Autumn post - I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together and I couldn't wait to start work on the next one. So, here it is! I for one can openly hold my hands up and say that I like routine but sometimes we can get stuck in a rut and we need to switch things up. So, I thought today I would share with you 6 ways to add a twist to your day. All of these steps are super easy yet effective and I've really enjoyed incorporating them into my daily routine.
1. Don't Skip Breakfast
With a busy Monday to Friday schedule like mine I can hold my hands up and say that I don't always make time for breakfast. Slap on the wrist I know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and gears us up mentally and physically for the day ahead. So, to add a twist to your day try switching up your morning routine. Do you usually eat breakfast at the table? Make time to enjoy your breakfast, maybe enjoy it in the garden (if the UK weather permits) or with a cosy blanket on the sofa with some morning television or your favourite spotify playlist. If you'd like to check out my playlists you can find me at @SophiaMeola.
2. Squeeze In A Workout
At the time, workouts don't seem like the most glamorous thing but just think how amazing you will feel after you've completed a quick HiiT session, spin class or even a quick circuit on the floor. I was recently in a little bit of a fitness rut so I decided to treat myself to some new gear. I feel so motivated to go to the gym when I have new workout clothes or new trainers (shopaholic haha) so don't be afraid to treat yourself to a new sports bra or fancy water bottle if you know it'll help kick start a new gym lifestyle change.
3. Bubble Baths & Face Masks
After a busy day make sure you allocate some time to unwind and de-stress. There is nothing I love more than enjoying a bubble bath with my favourite Lush bath bombs and a deep cleansing face mask. Add a twist to your bubble bath by combining 2 or more of your favourite bath bombs (you can cut these into chunks) and add some soothing bath oils for good measure. These are the little things that are so uplifting and will make you feel 10x better the following day.
4. Coffee Doesn't Ask Silly Questions...Coffee Understands
I have always been a tea and hot chocolate kind of girl...that was until I started my full time job almost 2 years go. I still drink my favourite hot beverages but sometimes coffee is the answer! During the week I am pretty much glued to my desk and sometimes it's hard to make time for a quick break. I was recently introduced to the Starbucks Caffe Americano with Milk and they have become my new guilty pleasure. Starbucks Caffe Americano with Milk is the brand new addition to the #1 bestselling Chilled Classics range - a cool and uplifting blend of creamy milk and Starbucks 100% certified Arabica Espresso Roast coffee that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. You can enjoy a chilled twist on your favourite coffee that is perfect for an on-the-go pick me up at work, home or play.
5. Believe In Your Dreams...They Were Given To You For A Reason
After being in a little rut I decided to start writing down a list of things that I had achieved each day, however big or small. I struggle with self confidence so writing down these achievements has made such a different. I can be so hard on myself sometimes so I can always look back on these lists and prove to myself that I did have a productive day and in turn it makes me that even more bit motivated to work hard on my dreams and aspirations. I'm just using a cute notebook at the moment but I would like to get one of those Q&A or One Line A Day journals!
This is a slightly different post from me but I hope you enjoyed it - I really enjoy putting these type of posts together and I can't wait to work on some more. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!
The ready to drink Starbucks Caffe Americanos with milk can be found in the chillers at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Waitrose, WHSmith and Boots alongside a handful of other retailers. The Starbucks Chilled Classics range consists of four delicious flavours including Caffe Latte, Caramel Macchiato and Cappuccino - and now Caffee Americano with milk.
How do you add a twist to your day?
Lots of Love
Written and edited by Sophia Meola - all opinions are my own