How to Feel Beautiful From Within
By Candice Graham
We all know beauty is about more than what’s on the outside. It’s just as important to feel beautiful as it is to look the part. But with these easy steps, you can.
- Perfect your posture.
Not only does keeping your shoulders straight make you look taller, leaner, and more confident, it also makes you feel more self-assured. When you practice perfect posture, both sitting and standing, you’ll feel good about yourself.
- Pinpoint your favorite attribute.
Whether it’s your boisterous laugh or your strong convictions, pinpoint something within yourself that you can admire. Affirm that attribute any time you need a boost of self empowerment.
- Turn your frown upside down.
There’s no doubt that smiling makes your face look more radiant, but it also makes you feel good on the inside. The simple act of smiling can boost your mood and improve your outlook. What’s even better is that those good mood feelings linger as others smile back.
- Spend time meditating.
Stress can take a toll on the way you look and feel. By meditating just a few minutes each day, you can restore your calm and inner peace. The more peaceful you feel, the more beautiful you’ll look.
- Dress colorfully.
If you’re feeling frumpy, throw on a bright, printed scarf or a pretty pendant necklace. Having on a splash of color can brighten up your day, lightening your mood and giving you that confidence boost you need. Not to mention the compliments that will follow.
- Eat and drink smartly.
A diet full of colorful whole foods and plenty of water will make you glow from the inside out. Your body will catch the health benefits of a vitamin-, mineral-, and antioxidant-rich diet, while your skin will catch the glow. Nothing feels more beautiful than being healthy.
- Wake up on the right side of the bed.
Getting a full night’s sleep will allow you to wake up in the morning feeling fresh and ready to take on your day. Stretch, reflect for a moment, and then get your day started on the right foot.
- Don’t forget to exercise.
Exercise can certainly help you get fit, but it can also assist in relaxation, sleep, and mental health – three things that can affect how you feel. Aerobic exercises like jogging, swimming, and dancing have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression, leading to a healthier, happier life.
- Pamper yourself.
Take a hot bubble bath, give yourself a facial and manicure, or make an appointment for a massage. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, but taking time out of each week to pamper yourself will leave you rested and rejuvenated.
Quotes to Live By
“Beauty is only skin deep. I think what’s really important is finding a balance of mind, body, and spirit.” Jennifer Lopez
“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” Sophia Loren
“People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.” Salma Hayek
“How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin — that’s what really makes you beautiful.” Bobbi Brown
“We all have our imperfections. But I’m human, and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.” Beyonce
“Beauty [is] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.” Cameron Diaz