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How to Stay Beautiful, Young, and Attractive for Longer

How to Stay Beautiful, Young, and Attractive for Longer

Every day so many women are taking steps to ensure that they look their best now, and in the long run. While there is no perfect solution for everyone, there is a general set of guidelines that one can follow to ensure that you stay beautiful inside and out, for much longer.

Surround Yourself with the Same Type of People

It has been said that an individual is the average of the five people that they spend the most time with. Look at the five people closest to you: do they exhibit the qualities of beauty that you want in your life? Surround yourself with those who have the same outlook on life as you do; this will feed your positivism. Many times, friendships are held onto out of obligation, even when they are not conducive to having an optimistic, beautiful, and attractive lifestyle.

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Sleeping Habits

Beauty sleep isn’t just a myth. Getting enough sleep on a regular schedule will help to boost your levels of energy, keep weight down, and relieve stress. It is advised to get a minimum of six to seven hours of sleep each night so that you can get the rest you need to look and feel younger and confident. Sleeping on a good mattress is key to having a good sleep pattern — a mattress is generally good for eight to 10 years so if you’re not getting the best rest possible, the time for a new mattress might be here.

Exude Happiness

Feeling happy and optimistic will show, and having a positive attitude will influence how you look and feel. Approaching life with a glass-half-full attitude will bring positive things into your life, and will cause you to smile often. Smiling makes everyone more beautiful.

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Watching Your Weight

Ideally, one would keep the same weight over a long period of time. This means that you need to be aware of what you are consuming and get the right amount of exercise to maintain the weight. Doing small things to boost your metabolism will have great payoff in the long run for staying around the same weight. If you are carrying around a few extra pounds, feeling attractive doesn’t have to come with losing weight fast — slow and steady is best.

Eating Habits

This plays a vital role in staying beautiful for longer. Having a healthy diet can boost the body’s ability to fight off the things that take a toll on the skin. A healthy diet is one rich in vegetables, fruits, and fish with a healthy amount of water for hydration.

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Care for Your Skin and Hair

This means that you should use some sort of sun protection every single day, especially when spending an extended amount of time outside. Regularly exfoliate your skin, as this is an essential part of maintaining a healthy glow. It will keep wrinkles at bay and will even out your skin tone. Hydration and moisture for the skin are also essential. There are many cosmetic creams available, but also face mists that can be spritzed on through the day. Healthy hair is obvious; maintaining luscious locks doesn’t have to take a lot of effort. A regular trim will help you to grow healthy and beautiful hair — even if it isn’t your natural color (we won’t tell!).

Stay Young at Heart

Don’t forget to take your time to have fun and just play sometimes. You should embrace your inner child whenever you feel yourself getting too serious. Open your eyes and heart to the beauty and excitement in life, and really think about the question: “if your age wasn’t known, how old would you feel?”

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Last Updated on January 3, 2020

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

7. Positive people smile a lot!

When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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8. People who are positive are great communicators.

They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

Featured photo credit: Janaína Castelo Branco via flickr.com

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