Get Glowing!

5 powerful ways to remind yourself of all you can do—and be!
Published March 8, 2016

What gives you that inner light, that floating-on-air sensation, that no-one’s-gonna-stop-me feeling? It doesn’t have to be major—small stuff can do it nicely: Ending the day with fresh fruit for dessert? Getting a “Whoa, you look good!” from a co-worker? Walking an extra three blocks at lunch? All great examples of glowments!

But if it’s been so long you can’t remember when you were proud of yourself, have a seat, and get ready to glow. Think about your day - what were the moments that made a difference in how you good you felt, what actions did you take to embrace a healthy and happy life, did anything happen that reassured you that you’re moving toward your goals?

Try these tips to increase your daily glowments!

  1. Eat nutrient-dense foods that are chock full of vitamins and minerals to help you feel good—body and mind. After all, it feels good to know you’re doing right by your body. (It’s safe to say none of us feels good on a non-stop regimen of pop and fries.)
  2. Move however you can, whenever you can, whatever way you like. Along with the “I did it” thrill, exercise benefits you in so many ways and it really can help you glow: It increases circulation, which is good for your skin and it can de-stress you, so you look more relaxed and refreshed.
  3. Sing along to tunes that help recharge your batteries . Check out this playlist! 

    I Feel Good — James Brown
    Paradise — Coldplay
    You Gotta Be — Des’ree
    Happy — Pharrell Williams
    Move Your Feet — Junior Senior
    Walkin’ on Sunshine — Katrina and the Waves
    All Star — Smash Mouth
    Respect — Aretha Franklin

  4. Fake it when you have to! Some days it’s harder to get your glow on. That’s when working from the outside in can do the trick—as Fernando in the old Saturday Night Live skit used to say, “When you look good, you feel good—and you look MAHVELOUS, darling! So take care of yourself from top to toe, with a few smart, simple, time-saving treatments and greet the world with your game face on!
  5. Finally: Share it! Snap a selfie and post to your social media or post your #glowment on Connect on the mobile app. 

Get grilling!
If you’re a beef lover, flank steak is a dream come true: it’s super-flavourful, versatile, tastes great off the grill—and, cooked, it’s just 3 SmartPoints® value for 3 ounces. Try our Argentinian Flank Steak with Chimichurri recipe for dinner tonight!