How to Stay Motivated

Do you struggle to stay motivated on your healthy journey, are you already bored of what you are eating, you simply want a pizza on a Saturday Night? We are now only into the second month of the year so if you are already struggling with motivation let me share some tips with you on how to stay focused.

Changing habits for the better are never easy and research now confirms that it can actually take up to three months for a habit to become an every day occurrence without giving it any thought. With that in mind we need to keep on doing what we are doing if we are to get healthy so here are my top 5 tips on staying motivated.

  1. Have an event/holiday planned – the reason for this is it will give you a specific time frame of when you need to achieve your goal.
  2. Switch things around – if you are getting bored of what you eat; try a new recipe, a new food. If exercise isn’t your thing, try something that is fun; pole dancing, Glo Aerobics.
  3. You need to see results fast – if you are seeing fast results, then you will stick with it. How do you get these quick results, simply increase the exercise and reduce the quantity of food you are eating. No snacks and No alcohol for a week will give you fast results.
  4. Write it down – having a journal on this journey is a lifesaver. When you are not feeling great about yourself, be honest and write it down and then refer to it when you consider opening the biscuits. It will help you understand why you are getting healthy, you don’t want to feel miserable. On the other hand when you are having a great day, fitting into new clothes, getting compliments, write that down also and you can refer back to it if you start to lose momentum.
  5. Get a buddy to do it with you – having an accountability buddy can help spur you on whether this is your partner or a friend. You can share tips, recipes, success stories and give each other a kick up the bum when you need it.

I hope you have found these five tips on staying motivated useful, I would love to hear back from you and if you would like my free Cheat Sheet on how to increase more exercise into your daily routine, comment below or reach out to me on FaceBook @shazsbeautysecrets.

As always feel free to share and I’ll see you next week

Sharon

When to wear your fragrance?

With so much choice in today’s fragrances, it’s rare that people actually have a signature scent these days. Are you like me, do you change your fragrance daily? If so consider these tips of when to wear certain fragrance notes.

– Woody notes are strong and would be useful to wear for an interview or somewhere you want to be seen as a strong individual, maybe giving a speech.

– Spicy notes are comforting and would be ideal to a parents evening.

– Oriental notes are very seductive and perfect for a date night.

– Green notes are considered sporty and should be worn in the daytime and for all those extra curricular activities you go to after school.

– Fruity notes are feminine and friendly, wear these on a shopping trip or lunch with friends.

– Floral notes are ideal to show off your feminine side, consider a wedding or event.

These are just a guideline and I hope they have helped. Not long ago I didn’t wear perfume daily as I used to save it for best but now luckily I don’t have too. If you would like to know more, comment below or get in touch.

Sharon Crowley
@ShazsBeautySecrets

(Information taken from Cosmopolitan.com)

 

 

 

Why are some fragrances so expensive?

 

Do you ever wonder why some fragrances are more expensive than others, let’s look into why.

The Main Reason is Ingredients

If the ingredients in fragrances are rare, such as flower petals or the essence of a rare root like jasmine, this will have an effect on the price. Others may contain synthetic ingredients that are hard or at least expensive to make. Also the scarcity of an ingredient (say one that blooms for only one month a year) can add to its value.

Did you know, the perfume branded in 1930 as “the world’s most expensive perfume,” Jean Patou Joy Perfume, was so expensive (and still remains pricey today) because it takes 10,600 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses to make one bottle, according to the website Fragrantica.

The priciest ingredients found in perfume include jasmine (it takes 8,000 jasmine flowers to yield 1/25 ounce of oil), the Bulgarian Rose, Oud, Ambergris, and Orris. However not all of these are fancy flower petals, for instance, Ambergris actually comes from the intestines of sperm whales and musk in its natural form comes from the secretions from the male musk deer.

What I find fascinating is that the pricey jasmine and rose oils are found in a majority of women’s fragrances and pricey musk is found in most men’s. You will pay more for perfume, which contains 15 % or more of the essential fragrance than you will for Eau de Parfum, which contains between 8 & 15 5. Eau de Toilette however only contains 5 – 8%

The Second Reason is Marketing

Companies spend millions on marketing a perfume that is hard to sell. They spend money on celebrity spokespersons and on ad campaigns. You, the public are simply paying for that marketing in the end and you’re also paying that celebrity to promote the fragrance that they probably don’t even wear in real life.

Some brands market perfumes like art or a very fine wine, creating only so many bottles to sell and this exclusivity creates interest and buzz; buyers descend willingly to pay the price, possibly to brag for owning a limited bottle

The Final Reason is Packaging

Perfumers know that pretty packaging is needed for a product to stand out, this costs money. For instance, some of the world’s most expensive perfumes come in Baccarat crystal bottles. Baccarat is a French company that creates and sells the finest crystal today and other bottles have diamonds in them and solid gold bits. Unfortunately, in this instance it’s hard to figure out if you are paying for the marketing or the rare materials.

Sharon Crowley
@shazsbeautysecrets

If you would like to pay only for the ingredients in fragrances, get in touch and send me a message.

Info sourced from liveabout.com

 

 

First blog post

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Hi and here we are with my own very first blog post, it’s October 18th 2017 and I have been wanting to blog for so long so to say I’m excited is an understatement.

Who am I?

I am Sharon, a mum of 2, Full Time Carer to my eldest and I gave up my teaching career four years ago when my daughter started school. More on that to come.

Why Blog?

Well I’ve been in Network Marketing for 2 years now and I wanted to share my experience, what I’ve learned along the way with you as well as my trials and tribulations on my journey as a mum.

My mission is to inspire both my children and you to be the best you can be, whatever that means for you.

Say Hi and I’m looking forward to sharing more with you.

Sharon