12 ways to boost your inner beauty
We don’t usually tackle anything with the word diet in it here on Justb. We’re all about living a fulfilling life the best way you know how, not as determined by the latest fad eating regime to come courtesy of Celeb Land.
So when Karen Fischer’s award-winning book, The Healthy Skin Diet landed on my desk, honestly I was a little bit put off by the D-word in the title.
Thankfully I got further than the cover. I flipped to the contents page and kept on flipping.
Yes, Karen takes you through the ideal foods for healthy skin and ways to support and treat specific skin issues such as acne and psoriasis, which is all great, super useful and practical information.
But where she really drew me in was including great wisdom to help us make peace with our bodies, acknowledge our inner beauty … and give it a boost.
Here are 12 ways in which Karen suggests we can “bump up” our inner beauty:
- Have integrity – be honest and authentic.
- Meditate or do breathing exercises – calm your mind.
- Value the present moment – observe your family, your children and the world around you and enjoy now.
- Enjoy being you – like yourself unconditionally.
- Treat yourself with respect – speak kindly of yourself and respect your body. This shows other people how you expect them to treat you.
- Find a charity and support it within your means. If you have the time, give time; if you have a special skill, help out; if you have money, give donations.
- Be kind and generous, whether it is an anonymous random act of kindness or saying hello to an old person. Your kindness makes the world a better place.
- Appreciate beauty – expand your definition of beauty and choose to see it more often.
- Wish other people happiness.
- Be happy for other people’s good fortune.
- When you glance at yourself in the mirror, look for beauty, not faults.
What do you think? I know there are a few points in there I could really work a bit better on. How do you bump up your inner beauty?
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