5 Small Changes You Can Make Today For A Happier Life | Clozette

(Cover photo from: JacelynPhang)

We've all heard it before: change is constant. Change is inevitable. And, yes, change can be good. However, we sometimes find ourselves stuck in our comfort zones and we do not dare step out to see what's waiting on the other side. But the change you can make doesn't have to be grand. Sometimes, even the smallest of things brings great results.

To help nudge you a bit into action, here are a few small changes you can make to help you be more at ease with yourself.


Pursue your passion

(Photo from: lepetitewears)

It's been said many times over, but the weight of its meaning doesn't diminish. You need to do something you're passionate about. Not all of us is given the opportunity to do the things we love for a living, but hey, what's stopping you from doing it on the side? Pick up a hobby. Join a group. And as cliched as it may sound, do what keeps your soul alive!

Compliment someone

(Photo from: ReginaChow)

We get so giddy when our efforts are acknowledged. But did you know that it feels just as good to give out compliments as is to receive them? Make someone feel good today. Comment on a stranger's cool hat. Tell your co-worker he's doing a good job. Being kind and appreciative will never be overrated.


Give yourself time

(Photo from: axdelwen)

Once we get responsibilities, we tend to forget to give ourselves much-needed TLC. It's okay to be selfish sometimes. Spending a few minutes in the morning by yourself while drinking coffee and reading a book can already do wonders to your mood. Try journalling if it interests you. Meditate or go for a walk.

Take a leap

(Photo from: megannmonday)

Do something you've never done before. It's always scary at first, but once you've actually done something you never thought you could, the feeling is priceless. Have you ever wondered what it's like to hike? Want to go diving but your fear is stopping you? Get on it! Experience is the best teacher, they say. So start stocking up on those experiences and learnings.


Shake up your routine

(Photo from: itsmariahazel)

We follow routines for a reason. But sometimes, changing our regimens can bring us good. If you've been doing the same skincare routine for a while now and have not been seeing the results you're expecting, it might be time for a change. Choose products that suit your lifestyle.

Pond's has reformulated its lines — Pond's Acne Clear, Pond's White Beauty and Pond's Age Miracle — to complement the needs of women in different stages in their lives.

Along with the change in formulation is the introduction of the brand's new ambassadors: Sofia Andres, Kathryn Bernardo, Toni Gonzaga and Joey Mead King — all of whom have experienced big changes in their lives.

Go by their example and start making that change. Your future self will thank you for it.


Learn more about why Pond's says #ChangeIsBeautiful here.



(Cover photo from: @chenellewen)

Life can be quite stressful. In between business meetings, social lunches and dinner get-togethers, it’s easy for time – and the day – to just slip you by. Three minutes a day can gradually add up to hours that can be used to improve relationships, health, and overall wellness. So then, how do we cherish these few precious minutes we have throughout the day?

Ahead, discover five ways you can become more productive and healthy this year – all in only three minutes each.


Flaunt healthy, beautiful hair any time of the day

(Photo from: @joey_leong)

Did you know that your hair can be beautiful on the outside and healthy on the inside? Simply smooth on Pantene’s new 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner for shiny, smooth beautiful hair. You’ll be ready to take on anything at any time of the day. The best part? You’ve guessed it. Three minutes is all you need.

Formulated with Pantene’s exclusive Pro-V Complex and an enhanced cationic polymer with up to 80% more key conditioning ingredients, the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner works to restore three months of damage in a remarkable three minutes. This conditioning ace also helps to prevent further damage by reducing protein loss.

So if you have a last-minute appointment to get to, simply mix a little bit of the 3 Minute Miracle with water and smooth over your tresses to get instant healthy, shiny hair.

Say "om"

(Photo from: micadeleon)

Stress is never good for the mind, body, and soul. That is why if you’re feeling anxious and stressed out, take three to clear your mind, calm yourself down, and just breathe. This three-minute meditation will not only help ease your anxiety, but it will also boost your mood and immunity.


Write down your to-do list

(Photo from: paradeoflove)

Fixing your to-do list at the start of the day helps give you a clearer picture of your impending errands. It will also help you focus on your tasks in an organised manner, since you can easily spot which tasks are more important and which need to be done ASAP. Remember, a three-minute exercise is really all you need!

De-clutter your space

(Photo from: AnastasiaLove)

A clean desk or workspace reduces stress from rummaging all over the place and inspires creativity. So if you’re finding that your space is becoming too cluttered, take three minutes to throw out all the things you know you don’t need and properly arrange your desk.


Fuel your energy level with liquids

(Photo from: MyMakeupOrganizer)

Lastly, staying hydrated contributes to your health. When you are dehydrated, your energy level goes down. Without the energy, how do you expect to accomplish your goals for the day? So take that three minutes, make drinking water interesting again with a refreshing glass of fruit-infused water, and tank up – we promise, you won’t regret it.


To find out more about the Pantene’s NEW 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner, click here.



Your overall look doesn't end with your makeup and clothes. How you style your locks contribute a lot to the vibe you're going for, and we all know that your best bet for most occasions is to either let your hair loose or opt for a simple ponytail. While these get the job done, going for the same hairstyle over and over can be a bit of a drag. 

So if you're getting tired of the ponytail but would still want to keep the effort to a minimum, here are some classy hairstyles you can easily cop. 


Messy bun

Giving more of a chic feel as it highlights your face completely from all angles, the messy bun is a versatile hairstyle to go for any occasion. Whether you go for a cleaner finish or if you prefer having wisps of hair to frame your face, this look is perfect for running errands to red carpet glam. 

French milkmaid braids

Have a little more time in your hands? Get that goddess vibe going with this complex-looking, but easy-to-recreate hairstyle that's perfect to wear on special occasions. 

Knotted ponytail

Give your ponytail an upgrade in two minutes or less with just a few twists. 

Soft dutch braid

Looking for a dainty 'do to sport during spring and summer? Here's a pretty hairstyle that gives off a subtle ethereal vibe for all your nymph-like feels. 


Half Up-do Top Knot

Don't want your hair flying all over the place for a busy day ahead but would still want it to flow down your shoulders? This hairstyle is for you! Secure the top half of your hair in a typical top knot to keep your locks away from your face, and style the rest as you would normally do, and voilà! Quick and simple. 


Looking to revamp your MOTD, too? Give these eyeshadow colours a try!