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My 5 Feel Beautiful Tips

Jun 9, 2021

Does it seem like sometimes it’s hard to feel beautiful? Maybe you wake up in the morning and that feeling of beauty just doesn’t exist, it seems foreign?

I’ll rase my hand. I’ve been there–many times.

I truly wish that I could wake up feeling beautiful every day. Maybe it would give me more motivation. Maybe it would make me more ready to face the world. Maybe… maybe… maybe…

That feeling of beauty may not be readily accessible all the time, it’s true. But we can access that feeling. And I’m not talking about dressing in all the glam and makeup, unless that’s your style, see below. I’m talking about ways to feel your beauty that already exists. Because you are beautiful, even when you don’t feel it.

So let’s get you to feel it.

These Are My 5 Feel Beautiful Tips

1. Own Your Style

You have a beautiful style. You know why?

  1. You chose it.

  2. It makes you feel a certain way, a good way.

  3. It’s you–it represents who you are.

I think sometimes we are afraid to own our style, to embrace the style we love. Maybe we’re worried about what others may think. Maybe we worry about feeling like an imposter. Maybe we have been hurt before by others when we have tried embracing our style.

I get it. I’ve felt all those feelings.

In middle school, my mom allowed me to start wearing some makeup–just lipstick and blush at first. I decided to wear my new lipstick to school one day, and I felt pretty good about it. I felt pretty. But as I was sitting in the hall with a friend, a girl spotted me and snidely remarked, “Are you wearing lipstick? You look ridiculous.” After she walked away, I rubbed off the lipstick. To this day, over 20 years later, I still have a hard time embracing lipstick. But I’m getting better. I love it. I like the way it makes me feel. I feel beautiful when I wear it.

If you like something, if it calls to you, if it makes you feel beautiful, embrace it. Own your style.

2. Eat Well

Easier said than done, I get it. I love all the snack foods: Dr. Pepper, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream… But I notice a big difference when I choose to eat better foods, foods that don’t make me feel heavy, gross, and like I’m drowning in sugar.

When you eat more greens and get good proteins, you feel a difference in your gut, your face, your skin, and your hair. And it makes you feel beautiful.

An important thing to note, though, is that your version of eating well may look different than others. The amazing thing about our bodies is that they are all different. This means two things: 1) Your friend Janet’s version of eating well may look different than yours. 2) Your body will look different too. And none of that matters. The point: Find what eating well looks like for you, and go for it. You’ll love how beautiful your body feels.

3. Move Your Body

I love the way my body feels when or after I have moved it. It feels strong and capable. But, I move it in the way that I love–through yoga, running, or some quick HIIT.

It’s important to find the movement that is right for you, something you love doing. Maybe you love dance or boxing or cross fit. Maybe you love cycling or pilates or aerobics. I promise that when you move your body in a way that is enjoyable to you, you will feel beautiful, even with sweat dripping down your face. And the feeling will last as you take your shower and get ready for the day.

4. Take Care of Your Skin and Hair

This one makes a big difference to me. I used to feel gross in my hair because I wasn’t using very good hair products. And my skin didn’t feel so great either. Then I started investing in good skin and hair care.

I’m not saying you need to go out and buy expensive products. On the contrary, one of my favorite skin care products I’m using right now is Burts Bees Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin, which only cost me around $8. This cheaper product cleared up acne on my cheek right away, and I’ve only been using if for a couple weeks.

As for my hair, my favorite products so far have been Aveda, especially Nutriplenish Deep Hydration shampoo and conditioner. It makes my hair so soft! It makes my hair feel healthy. And that makes me feel beautiful.

Find what works best for your skin and hair, something that feels like it’s keeping them nourished and healthy. You will feel beautiful.

5. Be Kind

Yes, being kind is one of my best, if not the best, tips for feeling beautiful. When we are kind and loving to everyone around us, our brains release dopamine, and we get a nice chemical sensation of euphoria. So we feel good and beautiful on the inside.

And I would argue that when we feel beautiful on the inside, we feel beautiful on the outside as well.

Be kind. Spread love. Feel beautiful.

You Are Beautiful Just the Way You Are

That’s the most important thing. These are just tips to help you feel your beauty. But you are already beautiful, just the way you are.

It’s not about the latest makeup trends or dressing the way everyone else does. It’s about embracing your style, your body, your light, and your kindness.

Just remember the song: Scars to Your Beautiful by Allessia Cara. It’s all true.

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