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Feb 6, 2009

How to Feel Beautiful

The key to being beautiful is knowing that you already are. But sometimes it's hard to acknowledge our own beauty when we just don't feel beautiful. Here are some things you can do to remind yourself that you're already beautiful.

Look in the mirror, look at others. You don't look like them, they don't look like you. You're unique. No one else looks like you (unless you have an identical twin, but even then, your personalities and expressions are unique). Say to yourself, out loud: "Unique is beautiful."
Let go of all ideas that promise "beauty" and instead aim for health. Trim your hair if it will make it healthy, lose weight if it will make you healthy, use home made skin creams and toners to keep your skin healthy, or eat healthy foods to be beautiful.
Exercise! it makes you feel better about yourself as well as gives you more energy.
Smile! It'll make you feel and look a lot happier!
Do what you're good at. For example if English is your forte, write essays, or if you're brilliant at sports don't be afraid to play matches.
Embark your day by exclaiming to yourself in the mirror each day when you get up how awesome and beautiful you are. That may seem selfish, but it will help you feel good.
Treat yourself! Buy yourself a smoothie, go for a walk in the woods, watch a movie at home with your friends, or read a new book. Do something that doesn't involve how you look.
Accept others for who they are as well. Just because someone is a different shape, size, or color than you doesn't mean that they don't deserve to have self confidence as well. Give people around you reasons to make them think that they are beautiful. If you do that to others, it will make you feel good, and you'll realize that beauty is abundant - around you and within you.
Be nice to others. The most beautiful person you can ever see with a nasty attitude isn't beautiful at all.
Make everything around you beautiful, whether this means decorating your room with nice lights or positive pictures from magazines, having beautiful surroundings will make you feel beautiful too. Write "confidence-boosters" on post-it notes, on fridge magnets, on the bathroom mirror... places you're bound to see it.
Your life is what you make of it. If you make yourself out to be beautiful, then that's the way you live your life, so live you life to the fullest, most beautiful way possible, and that's the way you will feel!

When you look in the mirror, smile and stand up straighter.
Remind yourself every day that you are important.
Just because the opposite sex doesn't seem to pay attention to you, doesn't mean that you are not beautiful.
Listen to the song like "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. It will definitely motivate you and make you feel better.
Wear well-fitting, well-made clothes. Clothes that are too small or big and that you have to tug at don't make anyone feel good!

Surround yourself with people who make you feel good.

Magazines and shows on the television can be extremely superficial. Try to look at less of these. Sometimes what they show is an unnatural sort of beauty that isn't realistic. Product advertisements are usually designed to make you feel like you have something wrong with you and that buying their product will fix this certain problem.
Don't try to lose weight by not eating or throwing up. Lose weight in a healthy way by exercising and eating right. Being smaller doesn't exactly mean you will look beautiful.