Looking in the mirror when we get up to start our day is something we all do. Looking at our reflection each day gives us a glimpse at what we are outwardly projecting for the other people to see when they meet us. Make-up, eyebrows, lips and hair – all the the things we do to make ourselves look presentable for general social interaction. But do you ever really take time to reflect on ourselves when we’re rushing through our daily routine?
The face you see staring back at you before the primping and polishing is a truer image of yourself, and this is where we try to hide inadequacies and enhance strengths. It’s a constant effort to say the least. But getting yourself feeling as good as you look is more than just moisturizing and exfoliating. It takes work, both physically and mentally. A fit body works better with a fit mind as a partner.
Like any great quest, it takes a concentrated effort to find a balanced happiness between body and mind. Looking for time to reflect and rejuvenate is not the easiest thing for most of us to do, between work and family obligations, but the benefits are worth the reshaping of your schedule. Meditation and yoga can help you line up your peace of mind and tone your body, and can be done just about anywhere you can lay your mat down.
Healthy eating is another key component to aligning your inner and outer beauty. Your body will appreciate the concentrated effort you put in with the health conscious choices you make with your diet. From your skin and fingernails to your hair and waistline, the benefits of a healthy diet are many, and the way you feel about how you look will be worth the efforts!
All of this boils down to you and your personal happiness. Ultimately, how you look on the outside will only be amplified by how you feel on the inside. You can feel better if you are willing to do what so many people aren’t willing to do: evolve. Take pride in yourself and dig deep, you’ve got it in you to be the best you you can be. Be Smooth. Be Cool. Be YOU!