How often do you go through this life feeling less than beautiful? Chances are, it’s happening often. Women are so nit-picky of themselves these days, that it almost seems easier to put ourselves down than to raise ourselves up. Comparing ourselves to the latest magazine-stand celebrity or even our own friends. Feeling not good enough, not pretty enough, not skinny enough. Even though it doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, these are the types of habits that turn into low self-esteem.
So today is the day that you are going to start telling yourself that you are beautiful, and you are going to believe it!
I was listening to my favorite playlist full of happy music the other day, when I was completely inspired by this song, “Beautiful” by Lucy Schwartz. You guys. You’re going to love this song! Music is so powerful, and we’re going to make it work for us and our abilities to feel beautiful.
So this is what I want you to do.
Step 1: Go put on your favorite outfit. It could be just your underwear. A sexy hot dress your significant other loves you in. Your favorite heels. Red lipstick. Your sweatpants. Or if you don’t have anything you love at home, you could even go to a store to try something on in a private dressing room if you take your smartphone and headphones!
Step 2: Make sure no one’s home. There’s nothing that will make you feel more self-conscious than being walked in on while you’re gettin’ your self-love on. (oh my, that sounded a lot more naughty than this is going to be!) No but really, this is best when you can be completely confident that you’re alone.
Step 3: Get in front of a full-length mirror. Yes, you want to be able to admire your entire body!
Step 3: Turn on the tune! Hit play on the video below. You don’t need to be able to watch it. It was just the easiest way for me to share the song.
Step 4: Listen to the words. Dance. Sing along. Genuinely believe the words, “I’m feeling beautiful!”
Step 5: Take this awesome energy with you throughout the rest of your day.
I know this exercise may feel a little silly at first, especially if you’re not used to dancing in front of a mirror. If you really can’t bring yourself to do it, try going for a drive on a warm day with the windows down, blasting this song. See how much just the song itself lifts you up. The next step will be to get you in front of a mirror, really looking at yourself while hearing the lyrics. But just listening is a good place to start (and where I started).