Have you ever met someone who was absolutely gorgeous but either had a nasty attitude or had very low self-esteem? We’ve either met someone like that or have been that person before… And that’s the thing about beauty… People like to define beauty as physical traits, which they are, but physical traits are only a fraction of what makes someone truly beautiful.
True enough, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what if the beholder doesn’t see themselves as beautiful?
Did you know that you can actually raise your beauty self-esteem? Well, you can, and it’s based on three principles:
- Genetic Makeup: How you physically look
- Overall Health and Grooming Habits: How you take care of yourself
- Positive Self-Image: How you feel about the way you look
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You see, beauty is a physical and psychological experience, and beauty can’t exist unless both are in tune with each other. Once you’ve worked on all three principles listed above, it is then that your true beauty will shine, and makeup and clothing will only enhance that.
Let’s dive deeper into the three principles of raising your beauty self-esteem, and note that it will not involve makeup or having a sense of fashion… This is all about enhancing your beauty from the inside out.
Raising Your Beauty Self-Esteem From the Inside Out
Genetic Makeup: How You Physically Look
How you physically look is going to require moments of transparency and honesty about yourself, not to be confused with picking out every little thing “wrong” with you… This is simply noting features about yourself and accepting them for what they are right now.
Maybe you look like your dad; Maybe you have troublesome skin; Maybe you have love handles… This will require you to look in the mirror and face your own self-image. It’s best to do this nude simply because it’s forcing you to see yourself and your body for what it is and accept it… You may not like what you see right in that moment, but you will have to accept what you see in that moment.
It’s also helpful to take pictures and journal what you see and how you feel about what you see because you’ll refer back to that later on.
Overall Health and Grooming Habits: How You’re Taking Care of Yourself
We’ve all looked in the mirror and not particularly liked what we see, but the million-dollar question is why don’t we like what we see? In most cases, we look the way we do only partly from our genetic makeup, the remaining portion of why we look the way we do is because we don’t take as good of care of ourselves as we should.
If you feel you’re overweight, what will you do to lose weight? Well, there are many ways to lose weight that will contribute to your overall well-being. Simply changing your eating habits is one, but ease into it. Start incorporating a collection of cold-pressed juices into your diet for results. This will not only aid in weight loss but will also do wonders for your skin.
You also can’t forget about your mental well-being as well. Finding beauty within yourself will spark lots of emotions and will more than likely trigger negative thoughts about your self-image. Things like positive self-affirmations, meditation, and yoga will greatly benefit your mind and body… Are you doing everything you can to take care of your body physically and mentally?
Positive Self-Image: How You Feel About the Way You Look
After you had a moment of transparency in your mirror and wrote down how you looked and how you felt about how you looked, your next step was to act on what you wrote. Things like changing your diet and implementing positive affirmations are great ways to discover your own beauty from the inside out.
But now the question is, how do you feel after doing that? This will be your second moment of transparency, and your response should look different from when you had your first moment of transparency.
Remember, beauty isn’t just about how you physically look. If you’re not taking care of your physical health as much as your mental health, beauty will never be in the eye of the beholder.