When you meet someone who is truly beautiful it’s not just the way they look that makes you take notice. Beautiful people glow and radiate self-confidence and inner peace that is hard not to notice. Here are ten tips to creating the most authentic and beautiful version of yourself.
When we take care of bodies and treat ourselves with respect all other areas of our life improve. Learning to love yourself can be a life long journey. You can start today by loving accepting yourself exactly as you are. Realize you are doing the best your can and promise to love yourself though every stage of this journey called life.
2. Eat healthy and Nutritious Foods.
Most of us will feel better if we eat less junk food, fast food and sugar and eat more fruits, veggies, lean meats, and healthy fats. Don’t worry too much about portion size and calories. Focus on listening to your bodies’ cues and eating healthy foods when your hungry and stopping when you full.
3. Drink Water.
Drinking water is an important part of looking and feeling beautiful, it’s great for you skin and for increasing your energy. Adequate water prevents headaches and helps reduce cravings. Aim for 10-12 glasses a day. Buy a fun water bottle to carry around to remind you to drink all day long.
4. Move Your Body Daily.
There are many benefits of starting an exercise routine. You will have increased energy, feel better, and have better overall health along with maintaining a healthy weight. Find a workout that you love doing. If you don’t like going to the gym or running, no problem, find a means of working out that you love and you’ll be likely to stick with it. You can, swim, walk, do yoga, or play your favorite sport.
5. Get enough Sleep.
Lack of sleep leads to brain fog, irritability, difficulty concentrating and great chance of reaching for junk foods for a quick pick me up. Aim for eight hours. You will look and feel better.
6. Start a gratitude practice.
Do you want to feel better now? Get out a pen or pull a friend aside and start making a list of all you have to be thankful for! The choice to be thankful is yours and we all possess the ability. Gratitude is a practical way to transform your life. You don’t need to know what to change or how to do it. You simply need to cultivate the ability to choose an attitude of gratitude every day.
7. Pick awesome friends.
Refuse to spend time with people that dim your light or bring you down. Choose to be around positive, encouraging people that will love and support you no matter what.
8. Express your creativity.
There are so many ways to express your creativity. You can dance, sing, write, act, paint, cook or invent something new. Find an outlet that makes you feel alive while you doing it and then having fun expressing your creativity.
9. Have fun.
Make time to simply play. No matter how old we get we need to carve out time to have fun, laugh and enjoy life. If you find yourself taking life too seriously be sure to plan a fun activity for yourself this week.
10. Spend time alone.
Make time to connect back to yourself. Sit for a few moments in nature, journal or spend time in prayer or meditation. Take time to remember who you are, what you want and what you desire to create in the world.
Aubry Hoffman is a health coach, yoga teacher, author, and speaker. She works to empower teen girls to develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits. Her free eBook, Guide to Extraordinary Beauty explores what it means to be beautiful from the inside out. It’s a resource to share with your teen that will guide her through the 7 components of true beauty and provides easy-to-follow action steps. For more information about Aubry visit www.aubryhoffman.com