3 Ways to Feel Beautiful – If you are a mom, if you work or stay home with the kids, if you carpool, cook dinner and organize your life, it’s a safe bet you don’t exactly feel beautiful all day, everyday. Maybe you ate a little more than you should have this weekend, causing your skin to breakout and your tummy to feel all grumbly and bloated. Or maybe you’ve been so busy at work or with the kiddos that you haven’t had time to workout. Maybe, if you are like me, you are lucky to get a shower and brush your teeth for the day!
I know the feeling! You wake up saying, “I’m bloated, tired, my hair is a mess – I look like a hot mess!”
I’m here to tell you it’s all going to be OK, and you are more beautiful than you are giving yourself credit for. This isn’t a fashion blog, it’s a beauty blog. I could give you all the tips in the world on fashion, but if you don’t feel beautiful inside, then none of it is going to help you longterm.
Feeling beautiful not only comes with making good choices in your life, but it also comes from within. That’s where I want to start. Do these three things over the next three days and I promise you will feel more beautiful.
Insist on your “me” time – 3 Ways to Feel Beautiful
No, not me. YOU! Us women get pulled in 50 million directions at once, but we can’t feel beautiful about ourselves if we don’t stop for a second and have some “me” time. “Me” time is time during the day – morning, afternoon or evening – when you get a chance to stop and focus on yourself. Maybe it’s a relaxing bubble bath, getting a workout in, or a chance to drink a smoothie on the porch while reading a magazine. Maybe you just sit in the quietest room in your house and meditate.
For me, if I can have 5-10 minutes of uninterrupted quiet time with Jesus before my day begins, it centers me to have a super awesome day… and I feel way more beautiful! I chose that time because it’s right before I have to worry about getting the kids to where they need to be, and before any stresses of the day can try to take over. When I’m done, I am in a better frame of mind instead of feeling like I’m constantly going from the second the alarm clock goes off. I can ease into the day, and I’m feeling pretty darn good about myself – and dare I say, beautiful?
Bottom line, take the next three days and try something new that allows you to take time for yourself. I promise you will feel beautiful from the inside out!
Smile, smile, smile – 3 Ways to Feel Beautiful
It’s like they say, it takes more muscles in the face to frown than to smile. Smiling is really easy and utterly beautiful, and more people should try it. Not only will those around you appreciate it more (don’t you want to spread happiness to others?), but it makes you happy even when you’re not. Smiling leads to laughter, and it makes everyone else around you see you as the beautiful person you really are.
I don’t know about you, but that’s beauty right there. So your assignment is to take the next three days and smile more than you ever have before. And when you don’t think you can smile any more, smile again! Smile at your neighbors, at the strangers in the grocery store, at parents in the stands at kids events and anyone you can… challenge yourself to smile and heck, let’s get crazy and “say hi” to a few of them as well!
Here’s a great blog I found on … you guessed it, smiling. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=1529. Trust me, it’s worth the read.
Eat healthy – 3 Ways to Feel Beautiful
Well, duh! 🙂 I’m a clean-eating freak. It’s the topic of the majority of my blogs, and even when it’s not the primary topic, I find a way to mix it in somewhere. Eating healthy keeps you fit, trim, it improves your skin, hair, nails, teeth, smile, self confidence and overall self worth.
That bloated feeling you have right now from Pizza is going sit with you for the rest of the day, and if that’s going to make you feel less beautiful, then why put yourself through it?
Over the next three days, I want you to read up on all the delicious healthy options you have for clean eating that are right here on my website, and put bits and pieces of them into practice each day. Trust me when I say they are not only tasty, but affordable and easy – especially when you are on the go.
Check out my FREE 5 Day Clean Eating challenge & get a 5 day meal plan: http://tinyurl.com/Operation5Days
I hope these simple tips, 3 ways to feel beautiful help you to truly know that you ARE beautiful!
What are some things you do to feel beautiful? I’d love to hear them. We all would!
Thanks for reading 3 Ways to Feel Beautiful.