Create YOUR Definition of Beauty
The word unique means that only one object exists with certain properties. You are indeed unique because there is only one of you. No one else on this Earth has your exact combination of beauty, passion, and drive. Read that last sentence again.
Now I’m going to ask you to do something totally CRAZY! Are you ready??
I want you to list 20 things that are uniquely beautiful about you. Most women can come up with 20 things they don’t like about themselves in less than 20 seconds, but take hours listing just 3 they love!! Imagine, just for a second, if your “go to” was what you LOVED about yourself whenever you had self- doubt or worry? This would feel A.M.A.Z.I.N.G., right? Ready to give this practice a go? Yay!
Your list should also include physical qualities that make you stand out in a crowd, such as your sparkling eyes, graceful arms, or cute toes. The only rule is you are not allowed to stop until you reach 20. Yep… 20! And should you happen to get on a love roll and blow past 20, by all means, keep it flowing!
I want you to see what is beautiful about you — and uniquely yours.
Once you have at least 20 qualities and attributes that make you UNIQUELY beautiful, look over your list. I’m going to make an assumption that the majority of items you listed aren’t physical attributes. And I know exactly why this is — because you are acknowledging that there is MUCH more to beauty than just the outward appearance.
Beauty comes from within, from those traits and attributes that make you the one-of-a- kind woman you are!
Now, take all of these beautiful qualities you listed and write each one on separate a sticky note, index card or small piece of paper. Place them where you’ll spot them frequently, such as your bathroom mirror, car dashboard, refrigerator, on laptop or notepad, or tucked on the inside of your purse. This will give you plenty of opportunities to remind yourself of what makes you truly beautiful and uniquely you!
You can even turn your unique qualities and attributes into empowering affirmations! These become like a daily prayer or mantra you repeat and affirm. These are especially helpful when you fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. Say your affirmations out loud! When you give voice to these positive statements from your heart and soul, you start believing them. Say these affirmations with conviction and own each one of your beautiful qualities.
Ready for some really great news?
Those wonderful inner qualities never get old! In fact, they only get better and even more beautiful as you age. Your unique traits have been growing, deepening, and strengthening their roots every day of your life. In a world where so much value is placed on maintaining a youthful appearance, your new definition of beauty will be a constant reminder for you to honor and celebrate your true and timeless beauty.