With the right mindset you can feel gorgeous, even on your worst of days.
We’ve all had those days when we’ve woken up on the wrong side of the bed, gone to look in the mirror and just wanted to hide from the world. Even though we probably look the same as every other day, we just don’t feel beautiful. And that feeling can really cloud our confidence. Something just seems off. It’s not as if anything drastic happened to our looks overnight. Nothing happened. This just goes to show that feeling beautiful is a state of mind. Here are a few ways to get into the mindset of feeling gorgeous, even on the worst of days.
It may sound cliché, but the key to feeling fantastic is confidence. Confidence is the reason that some people manage to be the center of attention regardless of what they look like––and it’s something you can use to your advantage. If you want to look the part, you need to act it. So, banish negative thoughts and start giving yourself positive reassurances. Focus on the attributes you really like about yourself, and dismiss any negative thoughts that may cross your mind. Love how your hair looks? Then give yourself a reassuring pat on the back and think to yourself, ‘I am fabulous!’
An instant mood booster (and another way to look beautiful) is to smile. Don’t believe me? Just try putting a smile on your face, even if you don’t feel like it, and see how it feels. In addition to its mood-boosting benefits, it’s been said that smiling makes a person look and feel beautiful. When a person smiles, it causes others to perceive them as more attractive––and I’m a firm believer that a smile can take years off of your appearance. Stop the Comparisons It’s easier than ever to compare yourself to others, and all too easy to fall into the trap of seeing how you
measure up to others. But it does nothing for your self-confidence. Every person is unique, and you have positive assets that others may feel they lack. The best way to feel beautiful is to view yourself as an individual, not as one person in comparison to another.
Sometimes you can just feel stuck in a beauty rut, which can contribute to not feeling great about yourself. Why not change things up with a fun makeover? Reinventing your look could provide excitement and just the change you need to get out of that rut and feel fabulous again. Switching it up with a new haircut, clothes or even a lipstick shade could be just the change you need. Embrace a fresh style that feels comfortable to you. You’ll gain confidence knowing you look great, and you’ll face the world with newfound enthusiasm.
The way you sit and stand says a lot about the way you think of yourself. Those with good posture signal to the world that they feel confident and beautiful with non-verbal communication cues. Even if you don’t feel beautiful, sitting or standing tall with your shoulders back will radiate your self-assurance to the outside world. Every time you catch yourself slouching over, take a few seconds to correct your posture. You should feel more poised and confident.
Sometimes you just need a good pampering session to feel beautiful. When you’re feeling tired, stressed or anxious, you probably won’t be feeling your most fabulous. Try taking a break for an hour or even a whole day if you can, and get back in touch with your true self. If you’re in a relaxed state of mind, you’re more likely to have positive feelings toward yourself. You can try any relaxing activity, whether it’s a nice walk in the park (with sunscreen, of course), visiting the salon or purchasing a new outfit. My favorite is a Me Time bubble bath with candles, facial mask and exfoliating scrub.
Taking care of yourself is an essential beauty tip. When you feel good, you look good. And when you look good, you feel good. It’s a win-win!