Here we are, only a couple of weeks in to 2017, and this year is already proving to be fast-paced and incredibly busy. I have to admit, with all the excitement and newness this year is bringing forth, it is starting to feel as if there are more things on my to-do list than there are hours in a day.
Don’t get me wrong, I love staying busy, but if I am being honest, sometimes the demands of my schedule and stress get the best of me. As my life gets increasingly more hectic, I have to remind myself just how important it is to set aside intentional time for self-care. One way I have been doing this is by creating a space when I first wake up in the morning to center my mind before jumping into the tasks of the day. If you have been feeling extraordinarily overwhelmed like I have, I hope the changes I have made to my morning routine to fight stress will inspire you to do the same.
What I have learned to be very true is that the way you start your morning often sets the tone for the rest of your day. Honestly, I often practice the bad habit of reaching for my phone the moment my eyes open to check the messages, emails, or social media updates I may have missed while I was sleeping. It’s easy for me to justify this as productivity, but in reality all I am doing is placing premature stress on myself. Lately, I have been challenging myself to start my day off differently.
Rather than reaching for my phone, I force myself to stay disconnected, and I crawl out of bed and begin my day with what I like to call my mini-spa morning. Now I obviously do not have the time to give myself a facial every morning, but with a yummy, warm cup of coffee and my new secret weapon, Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, I get to experience spa-quality relaxation.
After I take a giant sip of coffee, cleanse my face, and allow my mind to gently transition in to alertness, I follow up with Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream. The formula of this cream is so rich, and it feels absolutely amazing on. It is seriously relaxing in itself to rub this luxurious cream on my face. I am always up for trying new anti-aging facial products, but in my experience, especially with retinol-based products, my face frequently becomes dried out, which ultimately gives way to highlighting my wrinkles and fine lines rather than fixing the problem. This has often left me feeling discouraged and disappointed.
However, this has not been my experience using Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, which is why I am so excited to share this product! It’s an anti-aging cream that actually does what it is supposed to, not to mention, it is totally affordable! Waking up every morning with skin like mine that begs for moisture, this retinol cream simultaneously hydrates while doing serious work on the fine lines and stubborn wrinkles on my face that stress has caused.
The reason I love starting my mornings off using Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream is because it truly makes me feel more prepared to tackle the day. Its proven ability to smooth my skin and add a beautiful brightness to my face leaves me feeling more confident and capable. The great part of this change in my schedule is that I begin my morning harboring my confidence from myself not from an outside source. By intentionally starting my day off without my phone, I have noticed that I feel less stressed, and when I pair this practice with the use of Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, I also look less stressed!
If you’re inspired to start your day off with reduced stress, put your phone down and reach for Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream instead.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.