Dear Fellow Sisters,
It's true that after reaching a certain age, major changes start to happen in our lives: significant changes in our body, losing a loved one, change of career or retirement, you name it.
The massive amount of changes that take place in our lives can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and less confident about ourselves.
In fact, research has found that self-esteem begins steadily declining after the age of 50.
This just proves that focusing on yourself is the number one priority when you reach this point in your life.
You see, even if you know that you need to take action and make changes in your life, there will be people telling you that you still look beautiful, that you're doing okay, that everything is about how you feel inside, not your outer appearance.
While there's some truth to it, taking care of your body has been proven to significantly improve your self confidence.
And it's not about looking great for others or trying to be appreciated, or even trying to comply with the standards our society tries to push on us.
In reality, it's all about redefining yourself, rebuilding your confidence, and falling back in love with who you are. At the end of the day, you are the one who needs to be your biggest fan and love what you see in the mirror!
While things like gratitude exercises every morning might help, there's a true power in striving to improve how we look. When we see improvement in our outer appearance by focusing on the things that matter, we feel better about ourselves. We feel more confident.
Binge watching TV shows, eating crappy food & not looking after the way you look is not “treating yourself”. In fact, it's actually “ruining yourself” (sorry for being that honest, but we all know this to be true).
So if you're really looking to turn your life around and to fall back in love with yourself, you need to start taking care of yourself and your body.
And it doesn't need to be something difficult or overwhelming. In reality, the best way to start feeling better about yourself is to make small yet powerful improvements every single day.
It can be small things like taking daily walks, drinking more water or creating a new beauty routine that actually lets you feel better about yourself, that lets you feel like you're getting better and that you can start to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel!