Easy Steps to Being Your Best Self
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.
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.