Mood uplifter - Enhancing natural beauty
Down in the dumps
Hence, I was slowly sinking into the blues and I'm glum all the time, even when I'm on holiday. I had to do something about it before I get sucked into depression. Once depression hits, it's like sinking into quicksand. I can't afford to waste anymore precious time in depression and what not. Life's too short anyway. Plus, with a long face dragging around the floor everyday, I'm looking more and more haggard. Not a very good sign, ain't it?
So, I've come up with a few tips for mood busters. Bonus is, it helps to enhance your natural beauty.
The maestro is back :) Here are some tips to share with you:
1) Have a me-time
Take a little time off from your busy schedule for yourself everyday. You're not jack of all trades, you should learn to put yourself first sometimes in order not to feel burned out. Take a little time to meditate alittle, or even to reflect on your thinking, listening to music, play with your pet or just do whatever you're comfortable with. This little me-time helps in tremendous ways to get a good grip on yourself less you start to lose yourself in eveyrythingelse other than yourself. Less stress, less wrinkles!
2) Hang out with friends
Most of the times, what people comment about us, be it good or bad, sticks to us like glue. Look for people who make you feel good when you're down. Friends will be your loyal cheerleaders and vice versa. For example, friends will always be the first to notice you have changed your style or wear your hair differently, and a little compliment or acknowledgement does wonders to your self esteem. Stay away from caustic 'friends' who are envious and malicious and tries to bring you down all the time to glorify themselves. Laughter with your friends brighten up your face. Gloomy faces highlights wrinkles and fine lines further.
3) Love thyself
Learn to fall in love with yourself all over again. Sometimes, it's easy to get bored with ourselves or to be carried away with all the negative comments of us. Do something positive for ourselves. If we don't love ourselves, who will? Pamper yourself with a luxurious spa treatment, or change your hairstyle or even reward yourself with a present - any way that will cheer you up. A small change leads to new excitement and it leads to a change of attitude towards life and how we view ourselves. You will learn to like yourself better and it might just spark something from within. As Joel Osteen, a prominent speaker of the ministries said, negativity is just a bad habit. We must slowly learn to adjust and see the good and be thankful for what we have, because we never know when we will lose it.
4)Vanity is good
Vanity is not necessarily a waste of time. Confident women enjoy experimenting as a way of relieving stress and boost morale. Women who care about how they look are fascinating to watch, and teach us about taste and glamour. Vanity is a positive virtue, allowing us to fix our heads as well as our looks. Looking after ourselves is therapeutic as we leave our worries and gloom while tending to ourselves
5) You're the gem
When you feel good about yourself, the world will see that. When you feel rotten about yourself, the world sees you as rotten. We can't fool others with our aura, it simply radiates from within. Feel good about yourself by starting to walk with your head held up high and with confidence. Confidence is very attractive. Remember, a good posture is very attractive as written in my post 'Beauty Tips - Achieving beauty and glam through my eyes' in my December 2006 archives.
6) Try new things
Try new things to break the routine. Routine can be very weary. For example, try a new perfume or get new aromatherapy oil with mood uplifters like lavendar, ylang ylang, rosemary or vanilla. A small investment for a bigger payoff.
7) Set objectives
Set little objectives for yourself, for example, you would like to improve your complexion or you want to have healthier shinier hair. These objectives will let you focus more on yourself and away from your worldly worries. Of course, set attainable objectives. Stay away from goals you will never reach. You'll be amazed at how little improvements on yourself can boost your flagging self esteem.
8) Don't compare
Don't try to compare yourself with people you see on TV and on magazines. When you start to compare, it saps you off your self confidence. Be happy with what you have and celebrate your natural beauty and your own uniqueness - and capitalize on that. There is only ONE you!
9) Listen to your heart
Each and everyone of us has an inner voice that guides us to the right path. It's our built in therapist - a woman's intuition. If you don't trust many things, your intuition is something you can always rely on. It keeps you level headed and tells you the most honest things. Most of the time, we don't listen to our intuition anymore as we're too caught up with other worldly issues. Schedule some quiet time in a leisurely bath or walk, or even while putting on your makeup. Your intuition is your personal cheerleader.
Have quickies, maybe two or three, 5 minute breaks everyday. Have a quick glance through of yourself in the restroom to maybe straighten the cuffs or for some simple touchups of the makeup and not forgetting to check your posture. No matter how impeccably you started out your day, a touch is both necessary and warranted. Take some deep breaths to renew and restore your appearance.
Well, I hope that is of some help to you like how it has lifted my flagging spirits. Nothing beats a sunny face and a big warm smile to start. Stand up tall and lift your chin up high as you are unique and precious in every sense. Share with me how you beat the blues. Can't wait to hear from you.
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