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25 Five-Minute Or Less Hairstyles That Will Save You From Busy Mornings

25 Five-Minute Or Less Hairstyles That Will Save You From Busy Mornings

This step-by-step guide to five-minute or less hairstyles can help you make more of your busy mornings.

1. Knot Your Average Pony

 

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     Follow complete instructions here.

    2. Bind Hair With Stylish Scarf

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      Get complete directions here. You can find pretty and affordable scarves on eBay or in your local stores.

      3. Milkmaid Braid

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        Braid two sections of your hair then place your left braid over your head and secure the edge to the right side of your head with bobby pins.  Do the same on your right braid.

        4. Super Long Ponytail

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          Get the secret trick by following the instructions.

          5. Tie Back

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            Part your hair from the center of your forehead. Roll the right section towards the back of your head then secure with bobby pins. Do the same on the left section.

            6. Criss-Cross Bun

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              Roll upper half of your hair into a bun. Divide lower hair into two. Cross the right part under the bun and wrap the hair around it.  Do the same with the left part.

              7. Criss-Cross Half-Up Hair

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                Take the top part of your hair, twist and secure with bobby pins at the top of your head. Take the left section over your ear and pull towards the top of your head and pin in place. Take the right part of your hair and pin it below the left part.

                8. Reverse Crown Braid

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                  Follow these easy instructions here.

                  9. Braid Bun Bang

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                    Leave a small section of your tied hair in the left side. Roll hair into a bun and pin in place. Braid the remaining hair and wrap the braid under the bun and pin.

                     10. Easy Twisty Bun

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                      Tie hair into two pony tails, braid them down to the tips and tie with transparent elastic band. Twist two braids together and secure edges with bobby pins to form a stylish bun.

                      11. Tuck and Cover

                       

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                        Watch the video tutorial for this hairstyle.

                        12. Simple Tie-Back

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                          Part your hair in the center of your forehead, twist each section and pin with pins in triangular position.

                          13. Four-Part Side Pony

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                            The full tutorial is available here.

                            14. Quick and Easy Updo

                             

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                              Braid ponytail and roll into a bun, then pin it. Pull the left section of loose strands towards the back and wrap them under the bun. Do the same on the other side.

                              15. Long Mane Ponytail

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                                See the instructions here.

                                16. Back-Braided Crown

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                                  Braid your hair into two and tie it with an elastic band. Pull the left braid over your head and pin the edge on the other side of your head. Do the same with your other braid.

                                  17. Messy Ponytail

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                                    Follow these step-by-step instructions.

                                    18. Low Knot

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                                      Take two sections of hair and tie them together. Tie again. Tuck one section into the upper part of the knot and the other one under the knot.

                                      19. Twisted Bangs

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                                        Twist a small section of bangs backwards and pin them on the other side of your head. Take another section from directly under the first one, then twist and pin it over the first twist.

                                        20. Flirty Flick

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                                          Take a small section of hair on either side, clamp them with iron plates, glide iron down the hair and twist outward before reaching the ends to create a flick.

                                          21. Pigtails Without A Part

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                                            Read the instructions here.

                                            22. Kinky Hair Solution

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                                              Tutorials are available here.

                                              23. Celebrity-Style Bob

                                                

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                                                Apply leave-in conditioner to hair,  then comb and blow dry it. Brush fringe and apply heat-protectant spray. Flat iron strands with a little bend. Apply styling cream.

                                                24. Loop Ponytail

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                                                  Tieyour hair with elastic band. Insert the tied hair into the space between the head and the elastic band. Pull the tail downwards to tighten the loop.

                                                  25. Elegant Half Pull-Up

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                                                    Back comb the top part of your hair to create volume. Gather hair loosely from the front and sides towards the back of your head and hold in place with bobby pins.

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                                                    Published on April 16, 2019

                                                    How Self Care Can Help You Live Your Best Life

                                                    How Self Care Can Help You Live Your Best Life

                                                    When was the last time you did something for yourself?

                                                    Whether it was deciding to treat yourself with a little something or travel for some R&R, how often do you practice self-care?

                                                    Well, as good as above sounds, there’s a common misconception that many of us have about self-care: that it’s only about indulgence and enjoyment.

                                                    However, self-care goes far beyond indulgence. It’s actually about respecting your mind and body, understanding its limits, and being able to take care of every part of yourself, in a holistic way.

                                                    And, you really don’t have to go to extreme measures or do anything specific–like meditating or following a plant based diet–in order to practice self-care. You just have to make sure that what you’re doing is in your best interests.

                                                    So how can you make that happen?

                                                    Below are a few proven methods that will help you become a better version of you. Follow through with these regularly and you’ll be well on your way to living your very best life.

                                                    Listen to Yourself

                                                    The bulk of self-care is knowing yourself.

                                                    This means knowing your body’s limitations, and being in tune with your feelings, emotions and thoughts. So it’s important, then, to know who you are and what you want to do in life, in order to truly say that you know yourself. 

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                                                    What is your purpose?

                                                    Have you ever thought about this question?

                                                    Your purpose doesn’t have to remain the same throughout your life. What you found a purpose in at age 19 would likely be different at age 49.

                                                    In your current situation, think about the different roles that you have – as a working professional, a spouse, a partner, a parent, etc.

                                                    Do you feel like you are fulfilling your purpose through any of these roles?

                                                    All you have to do is ensure that what you’re chasing is meaningful to you; this will bring focus and motivation as you strive to achieve your goals.

                                                    If you have your purpose defined, then that’s awesome! You know what drives you and why.

                                                    But, if you don’t feel like you have a purpose nailed down, it’s good to start by asking why.

                                                    For example, why are you working in your particular job or industry? If the reason is vague or unclear, then your motivational energy will be the same. In which case, you may find yourself not having a direction for where you’re headed in life.

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                                                    If you’d like to learn more about finding your purpose, then I recommend you check out this article:

                                                    How to Get Motivated and Be Happy Every Day When You Wake Up

                                                    Seek Out Continuous Education

                                                    Now, this may seem less common when you think of self-care, but lifelong learning is incredibly useful and an important component of taking care of yourself.

                                                    It’s Super Practical

                                                    Lifelong learning is extremely practical these days and does not require as much effort as it may have in the past. Long gone are the days when you could only find information on something by visiting a library. In this day of the internet, anything you can imagine is at your fingertips.

                                                    You don’t need to physically go to a learning institution to learn. You can watch Youtube videos to learn new skills, take online courses to earn a degree, and scroll through an endless amount of articles, books and journals from reputable news and informative sites.

                                                    When you’re constantly pushing yourself to learn and take up new things, your mental health also improves. Research shows that an active and engaged mind is responsible for diminishing age-related memory loss and improves overall cognitive abilities.

                                                    Your Confidence Will Skyrocket

                                                    You’ll also have improved self worth as it teaches you to step outside of your comfort zone, which will undoubtedly improve your confidence.

                                                    You’ll also connect better with others by expanding your knowledge base. Learning exposes you to a multitude of new ideas and perspectives that you may have otherwise never considered. This also increases your adaptability. Whether it’s at work or just wanting to adapt to society, your peers, and loved ones, life long learning prepares you to take on new challenges.

                                                    You’ll Be More Desired in the Job Market

                                                    Another obvious reason for continuous education, is that your employability will also increase.

                                                    With the ever changing economy, and huge influences from technology, social media, science etc., job descriptions today are moving targets. Assignments and roles change so quickly in response to changing business demands, it becomes a Herculean task to keep a job description database current.

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                                                    In years past, stability was a characteristic of the world of work. Procedures, information, jobs, and organizations were established and provided continuity. Education was completed in the first 14 to 22 years of one’s life, followed by a long career occasionally punctuated by short-term job training.

                                                    Today, however, jobs, companies, and technology are disappearing and being created simultaneously. To remain current and maintain a competitive advantage in the human capital marketplace, an individual is challenged to continually learn.

                                                    People return to school at every age to enrich their skills and knowledge for their current positions. Some even prepare themselves for new jobs or career changes, moving them forward into new opportunities and technology.

                                                    We can be assured that we will be challenged to continue to learn new tasks and information throughout our lives. Successful careers belong to flexible, curious learners who are prepared for opportunities because they know themselves and where they make their best contribution. As Peter Drucker, the father of modern management stated,

                                                    “Knowledge is choice.”

                                                    Lifelong learning also increases social awareness and perspective. To genuinely understand and empathize with others, increase social awareness, and foster strong interpersonal relationships, it’s important to seek out new perspectives. Enhancing the skills that positively impact emotional intelligence can bring even greater happiness and success, both personally and at work; and, this is all part of self-care.

                                                    Improve Your Habits (Both at Work and at Home)

                                                    Now, the last piece of advice I want to introduce to your self-care regimen, is to improve your habits.

                                                    Habits define who you are, and are built up over time. You are what you eat is a great example of this. If you make it a habit to eat foods that nourish your body, rather than make your body feel bad, then you will be much healthier overall.

                                                    Good Habits Allow You to Reach Your Goals

                                                    Since habits dictate your days and nights, such as waking up every morning to get to work before a certain time, or brushing your teeth before bedtime every night, they play a major role in whether we do or do not reach our goals.

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                                                    When you form habits that allow you to progress towards your goals, you’re automatically living a purposeful day, everyday.

                                                    Habits Make Your Time a Priority

                                                    How do you spend your free time? Do you opt to lounge on the couch watching Netflix passively, or do you engage in activities that support your purpose in life?

                                                    It’s natural to waste a lot of time during the day, but fostering good habits will make you set a pattern for how you spend your time and give you the choice of what you choose to spend your time on. By improving your habits, you’ll find that you can be a LOT more productive. When you create good habits, you become more efficient with your time and a lot less is wasted.

                                                    This in essence creates an overall positive influence on your life, allowing you to treat your mind and body well, which is why improving your habits are so important to self-care.

                                                    Your Well Being Comes First

                                                    We live in such a fast-paced society, where we are often so caught up in our work, families, maintaining our social lives, our studies and everything in between. It’s an understatement to say that life can get a little overwhelming at times.

                                                    If you’ve ever watched the safety video onboard a plane, you’ll know that they always ask for a parent or adult to put on the safety mask first, before tending to the child. This may sound selfish, but the fact is that if you truly want to ensure the child’s safety, then your safety needs to come first so that you can protect and care for the child without complications from your end.

                                                    The same goes for self-care. We need to ensure that our well being is priority, so that we can be the best for the people around us.

                                                    Listening to yourself, practicing lifelong learning and improving your habits are steps that you can take to ensure you’re constantly in the best state of mind, alongside the indulgence and rest that you reward yourself with.

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