Every woman is beautiful; every woman is a goddess in her own unique way. Still, sometimes life as well as other people, their needs and demands make her feel like she is in the second place, and she needs to make a conscious effort to go back to the basics, to the root of what makes her special, what makes her HER. The secret of rediscovering yourself might seem like a vault-kept one, but the formula is truly quite simple, and we are here to remind you how to feel precious, love the skin that you inhabit, and fall in love with yourself once again.
As the first step on your journey of self-love, you should stop comparing yourself to others. We are all different, and that is what makes us unique. There is no need for you to try and live up to the impossible beauty standards, and embrace your freckles, your small or large breasts, your thighs that hug each other instead of standing wide apart. These things make you all the more precious.
You have a quirky sense of style and sometimes it may seem that no one gets it. Do not let society change you, wear whatever you want and stop obsessing over magazine pages and current trends.
Be the Best You
You have things you do not like about yourself. Join the club, we all have things we are not too crazy about, so make a list of the things you can change. If you are not very fond of your tummy, hit the gym! If you are not a fan of the gym, give yoga and meditation a go; this will not only soothe your mind and contribute to your mental and spiritual well-being, but will work wonders on your body and how good you feel physically.
Mother Nature Knows Best
The world can be an overwhelming place, full of stress, pollution, demands, deadlines, the works. This is exactly why it is essential to go back to nature and reconnect with it. By doing so, you are reconnecting with yourself, finding your core, your center.
Do not find the time, MAKE the time to escape the noise and problems you don’t need to be hearing and go Wild, if only for a day. Take long walks, go for a hike, test your limits and do not forget to stop and smell the flowers. Lift that head high and absorb the stunning beauty around you. Once you learn how to just let go, escape everything and just submerge yourself into your thoughts, clear your mind, and you will be able to appreciate the everyday things even in the busiest of times.
Treat Yo Self
This popular catch-phrase is true on so many levels. We work so hard to be the best at our jobs, the kindest to our family and friends, that we sometimes forget to pamper ourselves. In order to feel good in your skin, you have to be good to your skin. Turn your home into a spa for one day, surround yourself with scented candles, put on some soothing music, and draw a bath. Once you are done relaxing with a glass of wine in your bubbly tub, groom some more. In the spirit of returning to nature, turn to organic cosmetics and let natural shampoo, face cream and body lotion be the part of your beauty routine. That will do wonders in rejuvenating your tired hair and skin without the potentially harmful chemicals synthetic cosmetics contain. The organic way truly is the best way.
Healthy Food – Healthy Life
It is true that you are what you eat. In order to feel good in your skin, you need to feel good from within, and that starts with healthy nutrition. Forget about processed food, artificial sweeteners, bad carbs and takeout. Take the time to go out and pick out fresh produce, organic produce and make your own healthy and balanced meals. The only way you can truly know exactly what you are eating is if you make it yourself. In addition, cooking has been known to have a calming effect on people.
Pay attention to details – when you receive a gift from a friend, take 5 minutes out of your day and write an honest to goodness thank you card, expressing your gratitude, and your friends and family will love you all the more for it. Say a warm hello to your neighbor, let someone in front of you at the line in the supermarket. Smile at a random stranger on the street, we never know how much this simple act of kindness will mean to them. Then just wait and see what karma will do for you in return.
Guest Post by Sophia Smith – Thank You 🙂
Sophia Smith is an Australian based beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about yoga, organic skincare and healthy food choices. Sophia writes mostly in beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Over the years she wrote pieces for: Eco Warrior Princess, Viva Glam Magazine, High Style Life, How to Simplify, Urban Naturale, Vegan Edition, Oh My Heartsie Girl and Carousel.