When we feel beautiful, we accomplish more.
Have you ever wondered just how much energy we lose when we criticize our bodies? That’s valuable energy that we could be using to create, to enjoy and to be living our dreams!
It is completely normal for every individual to have experienced that crazy feeling of bloatedness, anxiety and wanting to jump out of your own skin. In order to balance it up and feel gorgeous again, you do not need to put much effort into it; rather, there are five simple steps which you can follow. Find your inner goddess again and enjoy.
5 Amazing Ways To Feel Beautiful in Your Skin
The Mirror Exercise
This is a very simple yet powerful technique that, if done with the right purpose, can transform the soul. Take (5) minutes out of your day, stand in front of the mirror, say your name, look at yourself in the eye, and start saying things that you love about yourself. Begin with things that you are aware that you like and enjoy about your body, the things you feel the most confident about. Right after, continue with things that you are not crazy about and finish with things that you love about yourself. It is perfectly okay to repeat certain parts.
A big part of this exercise is saying things even if you do not totally feel that way just yet. Our brain is used to paying attention to what we hear most of the time, and that is society telling us what we need to fix. How often do we actually listen to ourselves speak? At the beginning, this exercise can feel awkward, but as we rewire the brain by speaking to ourselves with love and recognizing the beauty of our features, results will follow.
They say that you should not have to overdo it with make-up. And they are right. Who wants to be covered with make up all the time? This is why you can treat yourself with a homemade facial every once in a while, or simply by going to a beauty salon and paying for whatever service they provide. Or, you can do it at home: be it simple plucking of your eyebrows, painting your nails or doing your hair – the most important thing is that you give yourself a You Time. Doing this would make you feel beautiful in your own skin with ease.
At the end of the day when there’s no mirror in front of you and you are wearing nothing but your old comfy PJs, it is when the rubber meets the road. Of course, there will always be stuff about ourselves that we would not list as our #1 favorite, but how do you feel as a whole? What about the stuff you cannot stop thinking about? Like your cellulite or your small breasts or those stretch marks? How to make peace with them?
One of the most fundamental, if not the top one, keys to feeling more beautiful in our own skin is being grateful. Make a list of all those things you’re uncomfortable about your body and next to it write what having that specific part has allowed you to do. For example, “My fat arms: They have allowed me to hug the love of my life, hold my baby, celebrate and dance with all the strength of my soul! My stretch marks: Have allowed me to grow and enjoy the body I have now, to see that I am a real woman, to embody my imperfections and enjoy them!”
Give yourself the chance of truly admiring, appreciating and acknowledging your beauty. It indeed feels good to feel beautiful.