Being beautiful is not about glamorous outfits and accessories or about perfect skin and perfect measures. Beauty comes from within and women that are beautiful on the inside will stay beautiful forever and ever. The best thing about inner beauty is that it can be easily achieved, without spending money on magic products and painful surgeries. All you need to do is open your heart and your mind and follow few simple rules.
Be yourself. It sounds easy but it is probably one of the hardest things you will have to do in your life. Every day you are told that you have to be one way or another, you are told what to think, what to eat and what to drink. At all times, keep in mind one thing: you don’t have to be anything because you already are someone great: yourself. Being yourself builds up character, confidence and tolerance. Once you have accepted and embraced who you are, it will be easier for you to stand your ground and accept people around you just the way they are.
Be happy. Life is a journey so enjoy it, make it count. Don’t get tangled in useless feelings and expectations don’t cry over things that are long gone and don’t strive for things that will not truly fulfill you. You don’t need to be the best in everything; you just need to be the best you can. Dream big but never forget what you really have is the present. Don’t give up on today for tomorrow. Instead, make the best of today and you will have a brighter tomorrow. Happiness is an assembly of moments: a sunset, a beautiful place, a lovely meal with family or friends, and a book you read on a lazy Sunday…Find these moments and collect them religiously. When times are hard, moments like these will keep you going. And remember: you cannot make people happy unless you are happy.
Be positive. Life has ups and downs. No rules, no tricks. It is just the way it goes. How you rise after each fall is what defines you the best. Positive thoughts will not always bring positive things in your life but for sure they will help you overcome hardships faster. Negative people tend to panic more and lose hope easily, while positive people come up with solutions instead of panicking and losing hope. By being negative, you waste energy, while by being positive you gain energy. So, you do the math.
Be kind. Kindness is contagious so feel free to spread it around. Smile a lot, make eye contact when you talk to people, say hi and thank you and sorry, hold doors to strangers, help people in need, let friends cry on your shoulder, pet a dog or a cat, donate your old clothes to people in need, give a kid some candy…whatever, just find a way to be kind. Kindness is our strength, we are just not aware of it.
Love. Don’t let a second in your life go by without feeling love. Love yourself, your friends, and your family. Love pets or mountains or cuisines or TV shows or books or cities or sleeping till late or riding the bike. It doesn’t matter what you love if the feeling of love is constant in your life. Just like kindness, love is also contagious. Spread that around, too.
Bottom line, all it takes to be beautiful is to be yourself, be happy, be positive, and be kind and love with all your heart. I promise you will turn heads your entire life because this beauty is the special kind of beauty: it never fades away.