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Make Yourself Beautiful From the Inside Out

By Mary M. Bauer

While it may be obvious that physical beauty is skin deep, most of us know true, breathtaking beauty comes from a certain quality found within a person. This quality radiates outward permeating every cell of their being, including physical appearance.

This type of attractiveness is more than personality, temperament, or pheromones. It's more than flawless skin, shiny hair, or tight abs. People with this kind of beauty have an internal vitality about them—an aura of fearless confidence we can't resist. We want to hang out with these people because we feel good when we're with them. They're interesting. They're fun. We secretly wish we were them.

Good news... You can exude this same type of irresistible beauty and confidence by integrating into your life these five tips:

  1. Self-help yourself first
    One of the most powerfully freeing gifts is the acceptance that life itself has a reliable basis where things work out for the best. When wholeheartedly adopted, this one philosophy is a giant step toward eliminating much of the fear-based ugliness many of us experience such as anxiety, worry, doubt, neediness, guilt, resentment, and more. Freedom from these tormentors is always beautiful.

    Don't make yourself wrong or guilty when you make a mistake. Mistakes are the way you learn something not previously known. None of us knows everything and we all make mistakes. There's no shame in that, so don't create any.

  2. Keep your friends close and your enemies far from your mind
    Make time for your friends. There is much research supporting the many health benefits gained by socializing and laughing with friends. Laughter is an endorphin-trigger that reduces certain stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. A healthy body, along with a positive mental outlook, is very sexy.
  3. Do something nice for someone else
    Nothing in the world feels better than doing something nice for someone else, and it shows. People, who help others whether in big ways or small, simply look like they feel good. It's no wonder. Recent scientific studies reveal those who act out of compassion report feeling a "helper's high." The high comes from an elevated release of endorphins - the body's natural stress reducers and painkillers. Even after the high subsides many people testify to an extended period of improved emotional well-being.
  4. Learn something new
    Have you ever noticed how the more excited a person is about their life, the more attractive they seem? There's a sparkle in their eyes, and they absolutely bubble over with enthusiasm and energy. This type of intense, visible beauty occurs because the person feels more alive. Now, that's a hot look!

    Some of the ways people get that sense of aliveness is by pursuing a long sought-after dream or goal, a talent, an interest, a hobby, or by learning a new skill. Their joy soars and their confidence skyrockets, because they listen to and act on their heart's deepest desire.

    Turn on your own sizzling hotness by saying 'yes' to what feels fun and joyful. Get excited. Join a club. Take a class. Plan a trip. Start a business. Learn something new.

  5. Tune into your physical and emotional needs
    Some people completely ignore their physical and emotional needs, while others obsess about every little symptom. Neither behavior promotes an inner sense of peaceful well-being. And let's face it, there's nothing sexier or more beautiful than someone who is completely happy in their own skin.
So how can you tune into your physical and emotional needs without getting trapped in excessive behaviors? By paying close attention to the voice within, and then follow directions. In other words, listen to the guidance or inner instinct uniquely your own, then act on what feels right to you. Here are a few feel-good, yet empowering suggestions:
  • Sleep when your body says sleep
  • Drink water when you are thirsty
  • Use common sense judgment when it comes to exercise and food
  • Wear clothes and colors that give you a psychological boost
  • Pay your bills
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Always do the best you can in everything you do
  • Know your strengths - are you a morning or night person, social butterfly or reserved loner, detail-orientated or big-picture person? - then look for work that optimizes these qualities

Put into practice these five tips for a breathtakingly beautiful inner makeover and get gorgeous. People will notice this stunning new you.

Copyright 2008 - Mary M. Bauer. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
Mary is the author of five books, including the international seller The Truth About You: Things You Don't Know You Know (VanderWyk & Burnham). She is on a mission to help you understand the full-scale of your power. "You are an awesome and intimate part of the Creative God Force that brings into being all things seen and unseen, and as such, you are in charge of everything you think, say, and do. These three tools shape your reality." Want to know more about you and your purpose?
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