More often than not, I don’t feel beautiful.
Is that an awful thing to say? In the spirit of trying to be more self confident so that it rubs off on my daughter, I’ve been better at embracing my new body and the new, older me. But sometimes when I look in the mirror, I just can’t handle how tired and haphazardly dressed I am. Or how “bleh” I feel inside. Yeah, it takes a lot of effort to get the kid out of bed in the morning and get the day started….but I feel that perhaps I have fallen by the wayside, just a little.
This really isn’t about getting hollered at by people on the street, or getting complimented by your significant other on how you look; but more about the way you feel about yourself, instead. It’s not even about just looking beautiful on the outside, but also about feeling positively on the inside.
I’ve decided that I really need to take several minutes each day to do something that makes me feel good about myself, before we start our day. Yeah, this means I have to wake up a little earlier for some alone time, but if that means that I’ll get the whole day feeling awesome about myself…therefore putting me in a better mood…and therefore making me a better mom… this might be worth the 30 minutes of sleep I’m missing out on.
It took me a while to narrow down this list, but here are some of the fail proof ways that instantly make me feel a little more beautiful, inside and out:
So the next time I’m feeling a little ‘bleh’, I’m going to be rocking that red lip, working out, and cleaning my house. Maybe if it’s a REALLY bad day, i’ll be doing all three. Simultaneously.