After every pageant comes the inevitable pageant hangover, where your mind turns to mush, your bed is your boyfriend, and your belly opens like a bottomless pit. Instead of binging on Netflix, clear your mind and get your life back on track. Remember the ultimate goal, and say goodbye to the brain mush.
- Clear Your Mind. Win or lose, you aren’t doing yourself any favors sitting for hours scrolling through pictures, messaging your pageant sisters “Remember when …”, or spamming your followers on Instagram. Let the good vibes stay, but focus on today, and planning for tomorrow. Whether it is work or school, the quickest way back on track is by stepping foot on the road.
- Technology Detox. If you find it hard to avoid Instagram or Facebook photos, do yourself a favor and avoid technology all together. Dedicate a certain amount of time each day to your laptop or iPad, and spend the rest of your day being productive. Out of sight, out of mind!
- Take Time to Reflect. You certainly don’t want to ignore the pageant experience, but instead should use it as a learning experience. Spend a few minutes each day to meditate on your strengths, think about what went right. What (and who) are you grateful for? Reflect on a positive mind, then push forward and apply this positivity to your life.