Although it's hard to feel beautiful in a world when women are held to impossibly high standards, these five tips will keep you on the right track. From daily positivity to eliminating negative influences, you can start feeling beautiful every day.
Sometimes, it takes a reminder or two to keep you from feeling down. That's why positive affirmations are so helpful. Write down a few encouraging yet truthful sentences that you feel you need to remember, so you can come back to them whenever you need to. Anything from "I am beautiful and deserving of compassion," to "I look and feel healthy," can help you feel beautiful and stay focused on the positive.
Everyone needs a friend or two to lean on. Get out there and have fun with the gals while you divulge secrets, chat about life, and overall have a great time. By building a sense of belonging, you'll feel more positive overall. Here's a quick tip: Try giving each other a makeover for added fun and glamour.
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is avoid toxic environments. This is especially true if you have ever had an eating disorder. Many women find themselves looking at images of thin, beautiful people with the hopes of becoming that person. These kinds of goals are often unrealistic and toxic, so it's usually best to avoid them altogether. Whether you're surrounded by friends who aren't body-positive or an online world that encourages anorexia, it's important to identify negative influences to stay happy and healthy.
You know yourself better than anyone else. Take the time to enjoy yourself with your favorite treats and activities. A little luxury every now and then never hurt anyone, so head over to the spa or take a simple night in with wine and a long bath. Making a conscious effort to stay relaxed and take care of yourself will do wonders for your mood and self-image.
Would you ever tell your best friend she needs to lose more weight, isn't trying hard enough, or won't ever find a quality date? Of course not. You can be your own worst critic, but there's a simple way to remind yourself not to be so harsh. If a thought pops into your head that may seem negative, ask yourself if you'd say it to your best friend. Chances are, you're being too harsh and should show yourself compassion.
These five key tips are sure to help you build self-esteem and feel beautiful every day. From pampering yourself to eliminating negative influences, there are plenty of starting points for a happier, healthier you.