We all have that friend we admire and wonder how she / he does it. How comes she/he can keep a healthy diet, exercise regularly, take pleasure in their daily activities and work and so on. It’s a bit difficult to understand that, in many cases, happiness is just a matter of practice. A routine! How can you become your better self in a matter of a few months or less and enjoy your life (and everything in it) more?
You can find plenty of advice online, from different sources, more or less reliable. We decided to ask someone who managed to thrive during this difficult time for all of us. Ellen Alexander is a Russian supermodel, but also a singer, actress and entrepreneur in the beauty industry. Now residing in Los Angeles, she saw new opportunities for self-improvement, career progress and even business over the last few months. So, we asked Ellen how she does it and what we can do to become our better selves too!
How did you spend the last 8 months of your life?
Ellen Alexander: Well, in lockdown, just like everybody else! Actually, my lockdown started a bit early, I started avoiding crowded places early this year! In the beginning, I was always outside exercising. Once a day, even several times per day if I had the time. It’s good for health, and not just physical, but mental health too. Bill Blass said that “When in doubt, wear red”. My personal motto is “When in doubt, exercise!”. It clears my mind, makes me feel better and look good too. So, it’s my go to “treatment” whenever things are difficult or changing. After the initial wave of shock, I started adapting to the new way of things, focusing on my career, new projects and self-care, I guess.
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