Try looking at something you love

Try looking at something you love

“The more the connection is made to health, confidence or self-esteem, the more that beauty becomes a tool that women can use…” – Linda Wells, WWD

When I fall asleep at night I never feel beautiful. Nor should I have to.

Beauty isn’t something I think about all the time, believe it or not. Most of the time I’m thinking, “Am I capable-smart-strong-loving enough?”  These are the measurements that I focus on each day. When I fall asleep at night, the last thing I’m feeling is beautiful. I’m usually doing my next-day check-list and performing mental gymnastics to figure out just how it’s all going to get done.That’s when I’m in my ‘Go-Mode’. And that alone, is exhausting.

When I do think of beauty, I use it as a tool to offer relief from all the heavy thoughts that occupy my mind. I look at something beautiful – like, something/someone with exceptional grace, color, memory or form – and that helps me to actually feel beautiful.

Beauty triggers beauty. Try it, it works!  When you want to feel beautiful, sit with something you adore, something that you know is beautiful.  Then look at it, study it, think about it. Become that beauty.  Not only will your body adjust, but your face will too.

The activity of being beautiful – inspired by things and people around.

-Jodie