Face The Mirror With Confidence Face The Mirror With Confidence By Just Being You… The mirror is not your BFF but it could very well be. If it’s any consolation set up your full-length mirror in the most flattering way possible. Rest it on the floor and lean it against a wall, tilted away from you. The angle will make you look taller & your physique slimmer. That’s your beauty cheat sheet for the day! Why are we so uncomfortable looking in the mirror? For most of us the mirror has a negative connotation. Experts say, women are rarely satisfied with their appearance - and are always seeking a better body image. There’s no such thing as perfect but I believe no matter what size you are, you can absolutely “Perfect Your Potential™”. 7 Simple Ways to Perfect Your Potential If you are ready to make an unconditional commitment to perfecting your potential. Here’s the easiest way to start valuing yourself & maximizing all of your assets at any size, no matter what outfit you choose to wear, or how much money you have in the bank here’s your checklist: 1. The Beauty of Words Stop in the name of self-love; negative self-talk immediately. The more you speak positively about yourself the more you will increase the chances of finding positive solutions. Focus on what you want & not…what you don’t want. 2. Maximize, Maximize, Maximize The spotlight should be on your assets & only your assets. Find 5 features that you absolutely love. It can be your hair, your eyes, your skin, your legs or your teeth. The next time you are faced with the mirror focus on those & play them up big (AND I MEAN BIG). Then channel that to accentuate the features you don’t like & pretty soon you will find yourself not paying attention to them at all. 3. Respect yourself. What happened to valuing yourself? Would you allow someone else to disrespect those you love? If the answer is no, then it’s time to stop beating up yourself. If you want to be better all you have to do is take action to bring out the best in you. It’s that simple. 4. Turn a like into a dislike Enough with I don’t like this & I don’t like that. If you wish for change find realistic solutions that you can easily implement. No get fit quick shams… A diet is not a very empowering word for women because weight issues are often linked to esteem issues. Putting more value on yourself because you are one size smaller can lead to emotional turmoil. Focus on having a healthy body first. Then work on accepting your size & stand in front of the mirror with confidence. I find that it’s a lot easier to work with what God gave you than trying to change into something you are not. That can be so exhausting… Eating a healthy diet & exercising regularly, are important but should be implemented into one’s daily lifestyle not treated as a fad for instant gratification. Be consistent persistent & I guarantee you will achieve the results you want. 5. Your Personal Style. Buy size appropriate clothing. Don’t put off buying new clothes until you’re ready to embrace your body image. Make the most of your size by buying clothes that are complimentary. Develop your own sense of style. When you are you, You stand out. You have to be comfortable in what you’re wearing because it shows. This is key if you want to ooze confidence. Know what colors you look good in & what clothes fit your body type. 6. One Size Doesn’t Fit All. Accept all of your parts. Stop playing the comparing game. Remember of the less than 2% of women that fall into the Supermodel category, they don’t even measure up to the images we see in editorial campaigns. Look around we are all perfectly imperfect. You might look at another woman & perceive her to be perfect when in fact all she is doing is perfecting her potential which you can do to. 7. Like Minds. Surround yourself with people that are complimentary & make you feel good. Healthy relationships can provoke positive change in your life.
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