Stop: jumping out of bed and into the shower
Before getting out of bed tomorrow morning, do this: strike a pose. By assuming a pose of strength, like the “V for Victory” position with arms up, for just two minutes, “a person can instantly become more powerful,” says Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy. “Let your body tell you you’re powerful and deserving, and you become more present, enthusiastic and authentically yourself.” In other words, “Fake it till you become it.”
Stop: reaching for the shampoo
Your hair looks fine, so leave it alone for a day or so. Washing your hair every day strips it of its essential oils. And oils that have the descriptor “essential” must be an oil you want. Besides “day-old hair styles better and generally looks better than freshly-washed hair,” according to HuffingtonPost.com.
Stop: throwing away bananas with brown spots
“Eww, gross! My banana’s brown.” Are you kidding? When bananas go brown, that’s when they’re at their best. They’re sweeter, tastier and pack loads of health benefits. “A brown banana has a higher level of antioxidants than yellow or green, unripe bananas,” according to Livestrong.com. “It’s also easier to digest for people with digestive ailments, including irritable bowel and functional abdominal bloating.”