Improve Your Beauty From The Inside Out

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Today, living in this social media focused world and selfie culture, we are becoming more and more focused on the way we look on the outside, and whilst it’s perfectly reasonable for us to want to optimise our appearance, indeed this focus on beautifying yourself has been around for thousands of years; but if it’s true that real beauty is on the inside – perhaps it’s worth paying some attention to how we can enhance our inner beauty as well as our external beauty.

Agreed, how we look on the outside is incredibly important and feeling good about how we look externally helps us to feel better on the inside too.  It’s understandable why so many people are looking to understand how to build a personalized skin care routine or the most effective ways to take care of their hair, yet sometimes we are so busy creating a desirable external image that we often forget the saying that states “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”.

If you’ve ever noticed a stunningly attractive person sitting on a train that gets a lot of attention from people, but exudes a negative and arrogant energy, you’ll know first hand that no matter how beautiful the outer shell – the inner attractiveness or unattractiveness will always find its way through, and in reality, who do we honestly want to spend our time with – is it the superficially beautiful or is it the warm, kind, funny, caring and charismatic people we can share our hearts with?

The key point is that beauty is beyond skin deep.  We attract people to us based on who we are on the inside, not just on the outside, so this article looks at three ways to improve your beauty from the inside out.

LAUGH MORE

The benefits of smiling and laughter are huge… there’s even yoga classes that incorporate spontaneous laughter and over the top smiling in order to reap the benefits that include greater immunity, hormone regulation, and a longer life.  

Try smiling.  Even if you don’t feel like smiling – just changing your physiology triggers certain neurotransmitters to fire in the brain, that indicates to your brain, that you must be happy — the brain therefore goes into that state of happiness.  You can essentially trick your brain into thinking you are happy even when you’re not, and when the brain releases these natural chemicals, it lifts your mood… so it’s a win-win.

Furthermore, the effect you smiling at someone has on that person is hugely positive.  We live in a world where so many people feel disconnected and ignored; smiling at someone, making eye contact and asking them a simple yet genuine question is a great way to boost self-esteem, confidence and self-worth in others.

When was the last time you had a really good belly laugh?   See, laughter is contagious.  It not only leads to you feeling better… it causes a chain-reaction that infects those around you.  Have you ever started to laugh, for no reason, just because someone else is laughing so hard — ever heard the phrase “he’s got a contagious laugh” — how do you feel around people that are smiling and laughing all the time?  You naturally want to be around them, right, which is a definition of attractiveness.

HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT

Leave people, places and things better than you find them.  Have a positive impact on everyone that you come into contact with; whether that’s through something as simple and implicit as a well intentioned smile or an explicit compliment to brighten their day.  Interact with people in an uplifting way that brings joy into their life.  

BE A GIVER

Feeling beautiful on the inside has a lot to do with how you treat others as well as how you treat yourself.  Be kind to people.  Be generous.  Focus on creating value for others and see your relationships as a place to “give” rather than “get”.  Whether this is as simple as giving someone a little encouragement, holding a door open, giving up your seat, offering a compliment or donating to someone in need.  

There is a saying by Tony Robbins, that the “secret to living is giving” and the most fulfilled people are those that give the most; whether this is on a financial level, an emotional level, or a practical level.  There is an important principle to remember though, in terms of giving, which is that you must first give to yourself – even on an airplane you are advised to tend to your own oxygen mask first.  The aim is to be so “full” yourself that you are brimming over with abundance to help others.

In summary, our external appearance matters – but what matters more is how we feel about ourselves and if we don’t feel beautiful on the inside, this will come out – like toxins seeping through our pores.

Putting An End To Your Worst Habits, Step-By-Step

We all have our vices. Unfortunately, many of them are bad for us and when they get out of control, they can take over our lives. Some habits are based on dependence, whether to alcohol, smoking, or drugs. Others are about behaviors we wish we could control, such as outbursts of anger or episodes of unbearable stress. Here, we’re going to look at the approach you need to take with unhealthy habits when they start getting self-destructive.

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Be open and honest about it

The first step to coping with any problem is admitting you have it. It can be a hurtful step because it lays you vulnerable to some of your darkest thoughts. But it’s crucial because otherwise, you will keep making excuses for yourself until it’s too late. It’s worth thinking about telling your family and friends about it, too. Beyond providing support, they could help keep you accountable through your journey. If you have an addictive personality, you need to know it.

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Get help

When bad habits get truly out of control, then you shouldn’t try coping with them alone. Your family and friends can be a good start, but there are other places that can lend support in ways they can’t. If you have anger management issues, then getting to the route of them could be a lot easier with counseling. If you find yourself dependent on a vice, addiction services have systems to help you battle through them step-by-step. Support groups can be a huge source of helpful information. Otherwise, it can feel like you’re only getting assistance from those taking an outside perspective, not those who truly have an idea of what your experience is like.

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Value yourself

An important step in keeping yourself away from your most harmful behaviors is applying the same concern and value to yourself as you would to some of your closest friends and family. Treat your body right by getting the right exercise, diet, and sleep. Forgive your transgressions as you would someone you love.

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Know your triggers

Beyond getting out of the initial cycle of bad behavior, you want to be equipped to continue fighting temptation for a long time. Knowing and avoiding your psychological triggers is one of the most effective steps to take in doing just that. For instance, if stress at work makes you smoke, consider a career change or scaling back your ambition until you’re able to cope better with it. If you’re prone to taking party favors, then avoid parties.

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Make your new day

Once you identify your triggers, you should think about getting rid of some of the worst of them. This is truest of friends who pressure you into behavior you’re trying to stay away from. If you’ve admitted to a friend that you have a drinking problem, for instance, and they keep pressuring you to go to the bar with them or join them at a party, it’s seriously worth considering cutting them off. You have to prioritize your well being over people who don’t want to show show the right concern for your health.

It might not be as simple as saying “you’re cured” when you do all of the above. If you have a personality prone to bad habits, you have to keep yourself in check. It’s a lifelong journey, but it’s one worth making.

Mommy Needs Me Time: Relaxing Options for Caring for Yourself

Although at times we may feel like Wonder Woman or the Bionic Woman, the truth is, we’re human. We spend so much of our lives tending to the needs of the family that our own needs fall by the wayside. Now I know some mothers might be thinking, “Doesn’t that come with the territory of being a mom?” While this is certainly the truth, it doesn’t mean that mom should never find time to herself.
What to do?

If you’re like me, you’ve been at parks, recreational centers, and kid-friendly environments for so long that you have no idea where to go or what to do for rest and relaxation. Well here are some ideas you’re sure to love, right in the city of Denver.

1. Have a Spa Day – When was the last time you were pampered? Getting a massage or facial from a spa that offers treatments like Juvederm In Denver will make you feel like the queen that you are. With affordable packages and options for you to choose from, you can get treated like royalty on any budget.

2. Stay the Night in a Hotel – Do you ever find that when dad’s on duty, you feel more stressed than usual? Well instead of panicking on how dad is doing with the kids, book yourself a room and get away for the evening (or even a few hours). The Crawford or The Oxford Hotels in Denver, for instance, are the epitome of rest and relaxation. Rest on a nice comfy bed, order room service and binge watch some of your favorite shows – without interruption.

3. Talk a Walk through Botanical Gardens – Sometimes all you need is a stroll through a change of scenery to brighten up your day. If you love plant life and flowers, you’ll appreciate a nice walk through the Denver Botanical Gardens. With gorgeous flowers always in bloom, you’re in for a real experience. Sit and have lunch or just stroll throw and take in the sites.

4. Retail Therapy – Nothing cheers a girl up faster than retail therapy! You can head to downtown Denver and find a lot of cool shops to check out. There’s only one rule to this idea…. Absolutely no shopping for the kids. Buy yourself something nice, after all, you deserve it.

5. At Home Relaxation – If you can’t or don’t want to go out of the house, send the kids to dad or the grandparents for the day and just relax at home. Take a nice bath, watch your favorite movie on Netflix, read a book, and have a glass of wine.

The Importance of Me Time

“Me time” is one of those things that most moms need but don’t get the opportunity to have. While it may feel selfish at times, I’ve come to find that spending time with myself, caring for myself, makes me a better person altogether.

Here are some reasons why it’s important:

You Have an Identity – You were a person before your spouse or children ever came into your life. You had needs, wants, and interests. When you become a wife and/or a mother, those interests tend to take a back seat leaving you feeling less than fulfilled. Me time allows you to explore yourself.

You Have to Care for You – If you’re not tending to your own needs, you become dissatisfied with life which can eventually trickle into your family life. Someone who is unhappy or unfulfilled cannot be there for their families in a way that someone who feels purposeful and happy.

You’ll Value Family Time More – When you’re not inundated with responsibilities day in and day out, you can appreciate the time you do spend with your loved ones a lot more. Me time allows you to get away from the responsibilities of being a mom (or at least temporarily) and just get back to being you. When you come back refreshed and rejuvenated, you’ll find that absence certainly made your heart grow fonder.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had some time to yourself, it’s high time you call in the calvary and make plans. It may take time for you to get used to the idea of having no responsibilities, but you’ll learn to love it. Whether you go for a nice soothing facial and massage or decide to do a little retail therapy, spending time with yourself is an absolute must.

SlimQuick Helps Women Lose Weight 3x Faster

It is more difficult for women to lose weight than it is for men. Even with all the work most moms do around the house, often times the kitchen has something that counters the effort of losing weight. As for those working in an office, sitting for long periods at a time is the basic problem. Add to that the inviting readiness of fast foods, matched with a mixed drink or beer that provides high calories. The blandness of water is often shunned away by some. The lack of plain water, however, is one of the prime reasons people don’t have what they need to lose weight.

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With SlimQuick Pure Extra Strength Mixed Berry Drink Mix, attaining the desired weight is not just possible, but is three times more effective to lose weight without having to fret over chemicals because every ingredient is natural.   

It is specifically designed for women who seem to have a hard time dealing with the six physical reasons why women cannot easily lose those unwanted pounds. These six are: slow metabolism, low energy, excessive water weight(often due to salt, not plain water), too much of an appetite for the wrong foods, lack of proper hormone balance and too much stress.

The special mix has natural ingredients like antioxidants and Biopure Green Tea, which makes the mix even more potent because the fat-burning components of green tea have been extracted to speed up the metabolism. That is what makes this mix 3X more effective than other mixes. This Biopure Green Tea is exclusive to Slimpure.

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Keep Track of Your Weight Loss

I would like to thank EatSmartproducts.com for given me this opportunity to review one of their cool digital bathroom scales. This Precision Tracker is really attractive, unique and really a user friendly bathroom scale that anyone would love. It has a touch screen and automatic person identifier which I think is awesome since I’m working on losing weight and I want to really keep track of my progress so I get motivated when I see my positive results. Having this Eatsmart Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale will surely make my weight goals easier to achieve since it has the features that I need.

Here are some additional features about this awesome product;

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  7. Graduation Increments of .2 lbs. / .1kg
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  10. Auto Calibrated; Includes 4 AAA batteries

If you want to easily keep track of your weight loss, this product, the Precision Tracker Digital Bathroom Scale from EatSmart, is the perfect one for you. So, check out this place, connect with them through Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the coolest digital bathroom scale I’ve ever seen.

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