We’ve all seen the individual who appears to exert beauty in every single way. And we can’t help but feel jealous of them, but the fact is that those people who work hard on their appearance may not be keeping everything together beyond what you see.
It is so important that we learn those aspects of inner beauty, and if we’ve been able to fine-tune our beauty from the outside, but we still feel like we’re barely keeping it together on the inside, what does it take for us to feel as good inside so we can look in the mirror and feel proud of what we’ve accomplished with our looks?
Here are some ways to be happy from the inside out.
Start to Simplify
Simplification is the most important word of modern times. We are struggling more with concentration than ever before and this is having a major impact on every part of our lives.
People feel that they need to pedal faster to keep up with what life throws at them, but this means that we are barely keeping it together. It’s dangerous when we’re trying to do everything all at once, and this sense of multitasking can have a detrimental impact on us in the long run.
For example, people who are trying to plan the day in their head while they are doing the commute to work are running the risk of getting into a car accident.
Any car accident lawyer will tell you that the most common cause of car accidents these days is being distracted. It’s not just about what’s on your phone, but it’s about what’s in your mind as well.
Simplification is critical because you will have a lot less to keep track of, you won’t multitask, and you will start to feel in control.
Do Not Listen to Everyone Else
One of the biggest problems we’ve all got is that, when it comes to matters of beauty, we follow the herd. If you have worked hard to create a look that suits you, but it doesn’t feel quite right for some reason, is this because you have spent so long dancing to the beat of someone else’s drum?
Other people don’t know what is best for us, and they make judgments and critiques based on their own experiences. You have to remember that your future is different from anybody else’s, and you’ve got your own thoughts and feelings that impact the decisions you make.
It is so hard to not listen to what other people think, but it can certainly be done with enough practice.
Self-care is one of those things that we all must learn to prioritize, especially if we feel like we are constantly replying to other people’s messages, or we’ve got to scan social media to see what other people are doing.
This starts to breed unhealthy habits that make us believe that we are inadequate. It’s time to flip this on its side.
Start to Believe the Thoughts You Are Thinking
Many people love the idea of being happy in themselves, but they don’t put in the work that is necessary. A lot of people on the journey to self-discovery find themselves passing by the notion of meditation or mindfulness.
Many people don’t like to stop here because it is all “hippy dippy” with no sense of substance, but your sense of self can be dictated by how you think.
When you start to think about, not just what makes you happy, but focus on these things and manifest them in your mind, this, over time, starts to permeate into your subconscious.
The brain is unable to tell between what is real and what is imagined. This is the fundamental of something like the Law of Attraction.
While you may not like the idea of manifesting your future, there is a little lesson to be learned from this if we want to be pleased with what we see in the mirror.
Imagining yourself doing the things that you want to do and being the person you want to be is a very simple practice that you can do for a couple of minutes every single day. It will, over time, feed into your subconscious.
If you want to find out more, there is an audiobook called Psycho-Cybernetics that digs deep into this phenomenon. When you start to think about the things you want, the more you can make them real, and the more they will feel within your reach.
Prioritize Your Health
One of the simplest ways for you to start feeling better on the inside is through the things you put into your body. We live in an age of lotions and potions and instant cures, especially for removing wrinkles or maintaining the elasticity of our skin.
But we must recognize that it’s as much about the things we put into our body in terms of our health and fitness too. Because if we start to think that we can do more to look after our bodies, we will, in turn, be looking after our minds.
There are links between alcohol and depression, of course, but certain foodstuffs can also have an impact on our mental health, for example, people who are intolerant to wheat and gluten.
It’s also important for us to learn to minimize stress so we can learn to sleep better, to look better, and be better within ourselves. But ultimately, it’s about prioritizing our happiness.
So many people feel selfish for actually focusing on themselves, but nobody else is going to do this work for you.
Therefore, you must remember that if you are going to finally focus on feeling as good on the inside as you look on the outside, you’ve got to increase that connection between the two.
It’s not just about a sense of vacuousness associated with beauty, but about that person on the inside as well. We are more caught up in appearance more than ever because of social media, and this is why we must learn to focus on that inner beauty as well.