There is so much pressure out there to meet certain beauty standards that it’s easy to feel badly about yourself. Comparing yourself to others is an instant recipe for feeling down about your self-image.
However, it’s important to remember that there is no rule for what beauty is; there is only what we’ve been told by social standards. In truth, the only opinion that matters is your own. Therefore, it’s time to start convincing yourself that you’re beautiful, not others. In fact, feeling beautiful is much more complex than just the way that we look.
If you need to feel better about yourself, then take a look at these proven ways to instantly feel more beautiful inside and out.
One of the most important things that you can do for yourself is to put as much effort into making yourself feel good as you do into making others feel good.
It can be transformational to treat yourself to whatever it takes to make you feel a little better. For some people, it may be eating a great meal, while for others, it’s getting their hair done. Once in a while, put effort into whatever makes you look at yourself and feel fulfilled, and watch yourself bloom!
Even though a lot of people associate beauty with how you look on the outside, real beauty begins on the inside. The better that you feel internally, the more that it will start to expand outwardly.
Smiling doesn’t just make you look lighter and younger, but it actually makes you feel lighter and younger. You’ll feel happier, and you’ll be more approachable to others.
Exercise gets your blood pumping and motivates you to feel more confident about who you are. People who exercise regularly look into the mirror and see someone that they feel proud of.
In addition to making you feel better internally, exercise will make your body leaner and stronger, which will make you feel proud of your hard work.
Wear the Right Colors
It may sound crazy; however, wearing the right color can make you feel more attractive. People’s eyes are naturally drawn towards bright colors, in particular, red. Try putting on a brightly colored outfit or red lipstick, and you’ll notice that people’s eyes are drawn to you.
The extra attention will give you a boost of confidence and beauty when you need it!
For some reason, it’s become expected in society to reject compliments when one is sent your way. Rather than deflecting compliments like you’re expected to do, accept it with open arms! Why shouldn’t you feel beautiful, worthy, and fantastic? The next time that someone tells you that you’re gorgeous, say “thank you!”
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