I wish I always looked like this picture above! But, the truth is I don't-- But we should always feel like we're a million bucks because we are! When I'm not feeling 100% here's some things I do to remember how perfectly made I am. Live Flawlessly, Live FeChic!
1) LOVE yourself in the morning!
I literally mean love yourself in the morning and every morning! Wake up early, make yourself breakfast, use scented oils in the shower, put a little makeup, spray some perfume, make some gourmet tea or coffee. Do SOMETHING that makes you feel special. Work out, stretch, meditate. These small things are not absolutely necessary, but doing them subconsciously sends a message to your brain that YOU ARE WORTH THE EXTRA EFFORT!
Just smile. This is probably the simplest thing you can do to change your mood. It's easy. It's free. And it's your very best accessory!
3) Express Gratitude
Being thankful is the gold-trimmed, diamond encrusted key to happiness. No matter how bad life seems or how unfortunate a situation appears to be, there will ALWAYS be something to be grateful for. You must focus your energy on the positives rather than the negatives. Just this week, somebody said, "Felicia, you're one of those people who likes to look at their glass half full." ME: "No honey! My glass is always full, and running over!" I'm not perfect with this tip, but I have gotten a lot better. If you feel like your mind keeps drifting to the negative, grab a journal or any sheet of paper and just sit there and write down EVERYTHING you have to be thankful for. You should be there writing all day!
4) Think beautifully :)
"I am the thinker that thinks the thought, that makes the thing." Thoughts create emotions, so you must learn to control your mind. If you are thinking ugly thoughts about yourself, then you are, guess what-- creating ugly feelings about yourself. So, stop it! Ok, easier said than done. But just start by looking in the mirror and telling yourself how beautiful you are. Even if you don't believe it, just say it anyways. And keep saying it. The truth will set you free from ugly, damaging thoughts. Because the TRUTH is, you're beautiful. Be aware of what your mind is doing and saying. Reject any thoughts that are not pure, beautiful, and peaceful. And then remove yourself from any environment that doesn't foster positive thinking, too.
5) Share your beautiful soul.
Giving feels GOOD! And you have so much to give, which means you should be feeling great. Give a compliment, give a smile, give an encouraging word. Work to connect with another human being. Whether it be sharing something about yourself and being vulnerable, or just lending an ear to someone who needs it. We're not meant to walk by each other and not connect. Or else, we'd all be on different planets. But nope! We're all here together for a reason. I am my brother's keeper.
Being a better person is like a muscle. You have to work it out and you have to work on several different exercises to be a complete, productive human being. Stick with it, because you're worth it and the world deserves yo beautiful, sexy self! Live flawlessly, Live FeChic!
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