A couple of months back I wrote a post about  'how to look more put together'. You guys have absolutely loved it and it was one of my favorite posts to write in a long time. So today I thought I would do something similar but different at the same time: 'how to instantly feel more put together'. Yes, of course when you look more put together you might also feel more put together. But at least to me, there is so much more to it than just what you choose to wear.. 

Give yourself a pep talk.
This might seem cringe at first.. but it really helps. Ever heard the saying 'fake it til you make it?'. Well, giving yourself a pep talk works similarly. You don't have to stand in front of a mirror and give yourself positive affirmation, but of course you can do that. Simply changing your thoughts from anxious negative assumptions about yourself to positive and uplifting compliments can make a huge difference. Think about what you like about yourself or what others might have complimented you on... and give yourself credit for that. And even if you can't think of anything.. by simply telling yourself that you are smart and capable over and over again, you are more likely to believe it in the end and act accordingly. 

Posture is key. 
I repeat.. posture is key. Not only does a bad posture make you look insecure and demotivated. But it also makes you feel like that as well. How are you supposed to feel strong and capable when you hunch over and just stare at the floor while walking. So lift yourself up, look people in the eyes and most importantly: check-in where your shoulders are! This is something you have to work on for months and months and won't come easily over night.. it's a progress. So don't beat yourself up when you find yourself in a bad posture from time to time. 

Just smile (even if you don't feel like it). 
Another case of 'fake it til you make it'. Did you know that by simply smiling, even if you don't feel like it, your brain produces hormones that make you happier? Just because you are pretending to be. So give it a try, even if it seems hard. 

Choose a soundtrack. 
We all have that song, whenever we hear it we just can't sit still. Our feet want to dance, our fingers want to join the rhythm on our desk and even though we are in a public space we can't help but humming along to it. Remember which song this is for you and write it down. The next time you feel out of control and everything seems to go wrong.. play this song. 

Wash your face (yes, seriously).
This seems so trivial but simply washing your face (or just take a shower when you have time and you are actually at home) is a game changer. There is something about the cold water which not only refreshes your skin but also your mood at the same time. This is always the last thing I try but it never fails to help. 

What are your tips on how to feel more put together?
x Lisa