How To Feel Beautiful Even When You Wake Up Feeling Ugly AF

We all have those days. . .

Carlie Dobkin
Created By Carlie Dobkin
On Jan 30, 2017
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We've all been there: you wake up one day with insane bags under your eyes and absolutely no desire to change out of your pajamas.

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You hate every outfit you try on. Your hair looks dreadful. And no amount of makeup will cover up that zit on your chin.

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Even though you feel gross, you go to work anyway - counting down the hours until you can be back in bed.

But, you shouldn't let these kinds of days stop you from feeling beautiful. . .

Feeling Beautiful Is Not About Looks

Beauty is about confidence. When you love yourself, you will automatically feel more beautiful. Stand tall and smile more. You should embrace your flaws and enhance your good features.

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How do you learn to love yourself and feel pretty again?

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You can take some small steps right now!

1. Meditate In The Morning

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Meditation helps lower stress, relax the mind, increase self-awareness, and regulate emotions. Many people want to mediate, but don't know how to get started. You can start by reading The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer.

Once you understand the art of meditation, get in the zone by listening to some calming music to silence your mind. Just 10 minutes of meditation every morning makes a huge difference. If you're really getting into meditation, buy a Tibetan Meditation Singing Bowl. The sounds supposedly promote emotional and calming healing.

2. Practice Yoga

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Incorporate yoga into your weekly workout routine to create a healthy, lean body. Yoga will improve your flexibility, build muscle strength, perfect your posture, increase your blood flow, and relax your mind.

Get a top-notch yoga mat (we recommend the Manduka brand) and sign up for a class ASAP.

3. Repeat The Mantra: "I Feel Pretty"

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The more you say it, the more you'll believe it!

When you look at yourself in the mirror, repeat the mantra "I feel pretty." Instead of pointing out your flaws, point out something you like about yourself.

4. Take Care Of Your Skin

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Applying moisturizer to your skin is necessary for fresh and flawless skin. A good moisturizer, like Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream ($60), will deliver intense moisture and combat redness and inflammation almost immediately. Moisturize while you're young, your old self will thank you later!

5. Keep Your Hair Healthy

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If you have dry and damaged hair, use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner (Pureology, $38.50) to restore your hair's natural shine and strength. To get your hair smooth and shiny, try an Argan Oil Hair Mask ($12). Finally, make sure you a heat-protector spray (John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray, $5) if you straighten or curl your hair often.

6. Go For A Run

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If the weather permits, go outside and go for a run! Being outside in the fresh air gives you energy and clears you mind.

Make sure you have a good pair of shoes, it'll make all the difference. For maximum cushion and support, we recommend the Brooks Glycerin Running Shoe.

7. Surround Yourself With Good People

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Get rid of the toxic relationships in your life and only surround yourself with people who have your best interests at heart.

8. And Most Importantly, Be Yourself!

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Be yourself. That's why people like you!

Feeling good yet? 😊

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