So instead of feeling like "Olga with big hands", (No offense to the Olga's out there. I just knew a woman one time who had enormous hands with no delusions she was an attractive woman, so when I am feeling less than fabulous I refer to myself as "Olga with big hands"...there, another window into my soul.) I try to focus on what I have control over. There aren't many 4 year olds playing concertos and probably even fewer 60 year old women looking like Christie.
There are a few things in my life that work, or let me qualify that...there are a few things in my life that have worked for me. I am not an expert on anything and I am offering no advice...but some things are worth sharing. We all need to share what works for us...it's just collective brain storming.
For instance, are you as confused as I am over every new diet or nutritional news? I had to start paying attention to what makes me feel good and forget the rest. Case in point, I was told that oatmeal was the end all, so I ate oatmeal...guess what? It kills my stomach. So like the patient who says, "it hurts when I do this," and the doctor who says. "stop doing that then" I substituted green smoothies with protein powder. The spinach helps with fiber and all the other Popeye magic and the protein helps my hunger pains....remember I don't even play a doctor on TV. I certainly don't have all the answers, I don't even know how Darth Vader can breath and talk at the same time.
I also know to use a great cleanser, exfoliate, moisturize, sunscreen and find the retinol!! When I was in my 20's I played tennis for hours and hours each day. Luckily a woman at the Estee Lauder counter introduced me to sunscreen, I think her exact words were, "do you want to look like a shoe when you are older?" So as I got older I made sure I used as quality a moisturizer as I could afford. For awhile I used Chanel....I loved it, loved those little black and white bottles. But life got in the way of those indulgences...$85 eye cream just wasn't in the budget. So I used a little of this and a little of that..but always with the mantra of Cleanser, exfoliate, moisturize, sunscreen
A few years ago I started selling Mary Kay (firstname.lastname@example.org) because they have the basic products I have to have, and an affordable retinol night cream. (For the record, I have never signed anyone up and I sell the minimum for each month, refer to me as a low maintenance sales person, but I do love the products) Whatever you use, make sure you use it. Clean your face, exfoliate, moisturize, use suncreen and find the retinol.
I seriously love this stuff....if you want to try it let me know, I can send it anywhere, no delivery fee. Shameless I know...
The next thing I am working on is procrastination...get excited, it is going to be fabulous!!