Saturday, 7 November 2015

How To Be Beautiful

According to Shakespeare 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder', this i know to be true.
What one person finds beautiful can be so different from what another person finds beautiful both physically and in terms of personality.
In our society most people view beauty as being a physical characteristic but here is my idea of beauty.

1. Smile, a genuine smile is the most beautiful thing that a person can wear because it is an expression of pure happiness and positive energy. Don't be afraid to share your smile with the world and remember how it feels when a stranger smiles at you (in a non creepy way), think about how you get a little spring in your step. Wouldn't you love to be the kind of person that perks up someone else's life just with a simple smile. This is a small way that we can all make ourselves and the world a little bit more beautiful.

2. Love yourself, I say this all the time but when you love yourself FULLY you just become so at peace with every part of yourself. You feel so comfortable with every part of who you are and then you can see not only your own perfection in your imperfections but you can see the same in everyone else.

3. Open your heart, most people have a fear of being hurt, unfortunately this means that you end up missing out on experiencing so many things and this hurts more than anything. When you open your heart you embrace your fearless freedom and your compassion. This is such a beautiful thing in a person because you uplift the people around you and they will feel your warm and loving energy.

4. Be true to yourself, so many people think that they aren't good enough; this is the biggest fallacy. The famous saying 'it is better to be hated for something that you are than loved for something that you aren't' is one to live your life by. 
By hiding your true self, you prevent the possibility that someone might actually just accept and love you for you and maybe it's just me but there is nothing more beautiful than someone who lives their life as there most authentic self.

5. Embrace your ability to be positive. Roald Dahl has been quoted 'if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely'. This is a truth for me. Having positive thoughts about yourself and others definitely changes your energy and the way people feel about and around you. Being compassionate to others can definitely make your beauty shine through.

6. Push your pride aside. Beauty is the ability to live your life without pride. There is nothing wrong with being proud of achievements or things like that but being able to laugh at yourself and having the effortless quality of not needing to prove oneself gives you a beautiful, graceful quality. So many people are too proud to be open and expressive about their feelings and their true self, it's time to emancipate yourself.

7. Find your funny bone. Having a good sense of humour is so very attractive, having an ease  of seeing the funny side to life is such a beautiful quality because you will allow other people to feel at ease around you. People will see the beauty of your soul as well as your physical attributes. Beauty fades but humour can last a life time.

8. Take care of yourself. Look after your health, eat well, sleep well and drink well. By making sure you are taking care of your body and your health, you will always look your best even if you have not brushed your hair or put any make up on.
Having a well balanced diet, rich in vegetables means that you are nourishing your body properly and drinking plenty of water can help your body to flush out any nasty toxins that may be floating around.  Also, there is nothing wrong with having a lengthy beauty regime and if this helps you feel good then go for it but remember to make good choices and realise you are enough, just as you are.

9. Emancipate yourself from your physical body. When people get too caught up in their body they find imperfections that aren't even there, they are so blind to the beauty that they already have. It is important to realise that you are more than your shell and that confidence is the sexiest accessory.

10. Feel yourself, do whatever makes you feel beautiful. Now, I'm not going to sit here and encourage plastic surgery but neither will I discourage it. It is of the utmost importance that you research any form of surgery thoroughly and take in to consider all of the side effects and possible complications, but if you feel that it is what you want then go for it!
It is important to find what makes YOU feel beautiful not what others find beautiful in you; this could be a nice set of lingerie, a certain pair of shoes, make up, or doing something for charity. 
The main thing is that you need to start validating yourself because really the only one that needs to see your beauty, is you and you have no need to hide the fact that you know just how beautiful you are.  To start, look at yourself, in the mirror and express to yourself everything that you like about what you see. You might find this hard but even if it's just 'I like my hair colour or eye colour',that's a good a place as any to start.

What is your most beautiful quality?

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