Hey hearters! We hope the holidays are treating you well, your hearts are full and bellies fuller ❤️ This time of the year can be chaotic (to say the least) and with constant events, parties and family gatherings it can be hard to schedule in time for yourself. We'll, we're so excited because we had the chance to chat with Christine Andrew, fashion super-influencer and founder of Hello Fashion & online boutique, Shop Hello Fashion. We asked her the secret to maintaining a happy healthy life while juggling a busy schedule, keep reading to see what she said!

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Who doesn’t want to feel happy and healthy? I think one of the biggest things I’ve learned in life is that happiness is a choice. You can feel happy and healthy regardless of what you have going on. It all starts with little choices we make each day that help shape our attitude, and overall feeling of well being.
I’ve been trying to create better habits in my life and implement simple things to eliminate stress and to make me feel happier and healthier! All of these things are simple changes but the small things add up and have been making a big difference!
Keep reading for my simple steps & daily routines to live a healthy, happy life:
Drink More Water: It sounds cliche, but drinking enough water will make you feel more energized, flush out toxins, and prevent headaches (I deal with migraines a lot, so this has been huge!). On top of that, it helps your skin and complexion to even out too! I’ve been aiming to get in half of my body weight in ounces and I’ve noticed a HUGE difference in my mood and energy levels.
Create A Morning Routine: Having a good morning routine sets the tone for the entire day. Everyone’s ideal morning routine will be different, but figure out the important things to you and what you feel starts your day off right! Whether that’s working out, meditating, writing in a journal, or spending time with your kids before work; experiment with different things until you find what works for you! I have been loving listening to motivating podcasts or audiobooks while I get ready in the morning. It’s crazy what a difference it makes just getting a little dose of motivation each morning, and it’s so easy to fit into your morning routine!
Make to-do lists: Between creating content for the blog, Shop Hello Fashion, family and everything else going on, I have things flying around my head about a million miles a minute most days and sometimes feel so scattered and disorganized unless I sit down and write it all out. To-do lists have become one of my best friends! There’s no better feeling than crossing everything off it as you go.
Eliminate Clutter: This one is so hard for me!! But having my house clean and tidy makes all the difference in the world. I feel more present with my family and friends because I’m not worrying about dirty dishes or toy covering the couch, and am way more less stressed and able to concentrate better. I’m definitely far from perfect when it comes to this, but even just setting a timer for 10 minutes a day and tidying as much as possible in the time will add up to make a big difference and makes it easier to keep things clean!
Get Enough Sleep: Another thing that we all know we need to do, but most of us don’t. The amount of sleep everyone needs is different, but start by even getting one more hour of a sleep a night for a week, and keep that up until you can wake up and feel well rested.
Be More Positive: This is HUGE to me. I have been trying to consciously think about something positive each time I pass people on the street or at the store. I know it seems silly but when you are looking around focusing on the good in people it just makes you happier. I’ve also been doing a 5 minute grateful journal to focus on the more positive things – it’s crazy how much of a difference it will make!
Take a second for yourself: You don’t have to go all out when it comes to getting ready – a little bit goes a long way and less is always more. Even with just a tinted moisturizer (which is important to do anyway because you should always use a sunscreen) and a quick swipe of mascara, you can feel a million times better.
Get some fresh air: The best results of being active and getting some fresh are just as much mental and emotional as they are physical. No matter how busy your schedule is, anyone can find 5 or 10 minutes during their day to get outside and get some fresh air.
Spend more time with loved ones: Because isn’t that what life is all about?
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To keep up with Christine make sure to check out her blog, Hello Fashion.

If you need a last minute gift for someone special (or just want to spoil yourself) her online boutique, Shop Hello Fashion has got you covered!