Tuesday, July 2, 2013

12 Ways to feel beautiful


1. Smile - How can you not feel beautiful when you are smiling? We all find smiling faces more attractive. Smiling is contagious and you will feel gorgeous when you make another person smile.

2. Breathe Deeply - Breathing takes the tension away and allows you to feel at peace. Make it a point to step away from what you are doing to just breathe.

3. Find something to admire in yourself - When you are unhappy or lacking confidence, we all too often find a flaw within us and dwell on it letting that weakness run over and over in our minds again. How can you feel beautiful when you mind is telling you you have a flaw that you hate? Instead feed your mind with the just one beautiful thing you admire. It can be an inner or outer quality - whatever makes YOU happy!

4. Surround yourself with friends that boost you up - I have two friends that I just LOVE to see because I know they are going to tell me I look beautiful when I walk in the room even if I don't feel that pretty that day. Friends are there to support and encourage you! If you feel you don't have people in your life you can count on to boost you up, start complimenting others and it will automatically be a great leap for a friendship but on top of that, the kindness you gave will come back in your life... GUARANTEED!

5. Stand and Sit Tall - Good posture plays a HUGE role in telling your mind how you feel about yourself. Picture yourself with a crown on your head, and then just focus on not letting the crown fall off! When you have good posture, others will think more highly of you as well.

6. Wear your favorite color - Colors make you feel happy and confident! Find a color that you look gorgeous in and rock it often. You don't always have to wear the same shirt, find a necklace, a scarf or sunglasses that have that color in it and wear it like you own it.

7. Say thank you! - Kindness and manners can change your outlook on yourself in an instant and in return make others feel amazing! You feel beautiful because you made a difference. Say thank you to your grocery cashier, say thank you when the door is held for you and say thank you when someone let's you cut in front of them.

8. LOVE - Love life, love your family, love nature - This world was created with so much beauty and love. Take it all in. When you give love, you feel love and love equates to beauty.

9. Accept compliments - When someone is complimenting you, they are going out of their way to make you feel loved. You may not feel like you deserve that compliment or they don't really mean it but they do! OWN it and be proud of the compliment that you just received.

10. Take time for yourself - We live in a world that is rush, rush, rush. It's not selfish one bit to take time out for yourself. Take a bath, paint your nails - you deserve it all!

11. Get out of your shell - Often when I don't feel pretty, I internally roll up in a ball {like a potato bug} and when it reality potato bugs rolled up are not that pretty. They just get lost and they blend in. How can you feel pretty when you are in a ball that no one even knows exists. Spread your wings like a butterfly and let others see your colors. In other words - focus on others and don't get caught up in your flaws. When you are talking to others and opening up yourself, people don't notice flaws - they notice connections they are making with you!

12. Try something new - I am a girl that loves repetition and consistency but I find when I get brave enough to do something new or something that takes courage, I feel absolutely amazingly beautiful. 

What makes you feel beautiful?


  1. Love love love these! I am always in need of a good reminder to stay confident and remember that I am beautiful in my own way :) Thanks so much for this!
    ~Becca @ www.beccacloggerslife.blogspot.com

  2. Thank you! Can't wait to check out your blog.

  3. LOVE THIS POST!! SO MUCH! Thank you for dropping by my blog and I'm definitely following you back, Ashley!

  4. I love #9 Accept Compliments! I'm always telling myself this.

    Also, I wanted to tell you that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Go check it out on my blog! Congrats, girl! I love your uplifting blog so much!

    ~ With much love, Rebekah

  5. These are great! Especially number 7. So many people tend to forget a simple little thing called manners. Saying please, thank you, excuse me can go a long way. Let's be courteous to each other.

  6. Thank you and thank you so much for the follow!

  7. Thank you so much for the nomination! You are so sweet! I will hop over to your blog right now and check it out! :)

  8. Thank you! Yes manners are HUGE and they have been lost in society a bit.

  9. Very cool! Stopping by from THE Collective Social Blog Hop to say hi. Thank you for linking up. Have a fabulous day!

    Janise (co-host of The Collective Social Blog Hop)

  10. Love these! I'm way bad at standing/sitting tall, but it totally totally works!!

  11. Love your blog, girlfriend! So happy to have found it!

  12. I'm all up for each one , but gladly I am standing at #8 :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  13. Right? I feel like I constantly have to remind myself of this!

  14. I agree, Love is huge in confidence and beauty! Thanks!

  15. This list is amazing. I struggle with self-esteem and really put deliberate effort into checking my self talk and ensuring that I'm not spiraling into a negative space. I actually started my blog as part of that process. I appreciate your post - it gives me so much more insight into quick easy things to turn my attention to that helps along my journey. :) ~heather @ ExaltedPeacock.com


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