October 2017 marks the 8th anniversary of my Fourth Quarter Clean-Up. What this means is that for the last three months of the year, I help my readers and followers get ready for the upcoming new year. I do not believe in making resolutions. They are usually made under duress and are rarely ever honored. What I do believe in, however, are plans, actions, and preparing for the future. So, during this time, I welcome all our new members and welcome back members who have been following the birth and growth of The Gorgeous Girl's Guide over the years. And, for those who are just getting acquainted, or those who need to be refreshed, here are a few virtues we Gorgeous Girls live by.
We Get Eight Hours Sleep:
The first rule of having a healthy, productive day is having a peaceful, restful night. Gorgeous Girls do whatever it takes to get a full 8 hours of deep sleep. During this Q4 Clean-Up, I'll show you how.
We Drink Lots of Water:
Every living thing needs water to survive, and we need it to also stay healthy and gorgeous. So, we make sure to drink plenty of water –– 2 to 3 liters a day –– and during this Q4 Clean-up, I'll show you ways to make increasing your water intake easier and healthier.
We Cook and Eat Mostly Clean:
If you want clear skin, healthy hair, and a body that will to betray you, you absolutely, positively have to prepare your own food more often than not, and do your very best to eat clean, organic foods. What you don't have to do is be perfect, but you do have to be present. Show up for yourself! This Q4 Clean-Up, our resident Chef Natalia will give you more clean eating and gluten free recipes to help keep you on point.
We Don't Stress Ourselves Out:
The first rule to reducing stress levels is acceptance. Things are the way they are. Things happen, and then, they un-happen. Life is ever changing and there's no reason get upset about it. What you need to be able to do is cope, make a plan, see it through, and do what you can to get shit done. Then, leave the rest to God. This Q4 Clean-Up, I will help you with self-care solutions to stay focused and stress-free as we creep our way toward the new year.
We Eliminate Chemicals Where We Can:
You will never have healthy skin, hair, or a healthy body as long as you continue to lather yourself in chemicals all day, everyday. Chances are, if you haven't purposefully exchanged all your toxic products with non-toxic ones, your body is drowning in poison! Your skin (inclusion your face and scalp) absorbs 65% of everything it touches. Think about what that means for your other organs! During our Q4 Clean-Up, I'll give you practical suggestions for cleaning up your home and body from toxins.
We Rely on Simplicity and Nature to Keep Us Gorgeous:
The biggest mistake most women make on their quest to remaining young and gorgeous, is doing too much with too many products. I can guarantee you that you don 't need 99% of the products you're using for your hair, face, and body. As the saying goes, "Keep it simple, stupid!" This Q4 Clean-Up, I'll show you how to save money by purchasing less supplies. They will be natural, inexpensive, of the best quality, and long-lasting.
Our Q4 Clean-Up begins October 1st, so get ready! Other than beauty and health tips, you'll receive information on how to fix your credit, save money, change careers, prepare for a big move, buy new furniture, and more! There will be lots of helpful information coming over the next three months. I hope you enjoy.
New York Times best selling author, keynote speaker and workshop leader, founder of The Gorgeous Girl's Guide, Steffans Publishing Enterprises, and Karrine & Co.