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12 Things Only Women Who Don’t Put on Makeup All the Time Understand

12 Things Only Women Who Don’t Put on Makeup All the Time Understand

We live at a time when the media celebrate mere external beauty and popularity. To keep up with the trends of fashion and constant societal demands, people try to alter and tailor their lives by hiding what is underneath and exposing people to another false image – one that is masked with makeup. But where are your self-confidence, kindness, and goodness? Here are some things people who do not wear makeup understand.

1. They appreciate themselves for who they are

They are realistic and true to themselves. When they are with people, they don’t have to be worried that they are being stared at for looking like a comic heroine. They can relax and enjoy being appreciated for their natural selves.

2. They can save time

It takes time to apply make-up and try to look out of the ordinary. All that time can be spent doing something worthwhile, perhaps being punctual and reading an exciting book.

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3. They don’t need to satisfy anyone

They understand that people’s tastes differ. They don’t try to adjust their standards to meet these tastes and look cheap. Rather, they validate their self-worth by looking pleasant and appealing primarily to themselves.

4. They can save money

Let’s be realistic with ourselves. Beauty products cost money, and most of the time there is no guarantee of a return on investment for the amount you put into it. People who do not use makeup can save money and time doing and trying to pursue other worthy endeavors.

5. They become more appealing in other ways

At face value, perhaps, people will be attracted to you for your appearance. But this is never lasting. What is sustaining are such immaculate qualities like kindness, warmth, and affection. These amazing qualities do not need to be beautified by makeup, but by age and by appreciation of not only yourself, but also the world around you.

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6. They can build sustaining relationships

People who do not wear makeup can be who they are and command attention. Whoever is attracted to them is concerned about what is underneath their skin and is comfortable with their total appearance. These kinds of relationships are built to last, since they are not built upon a selfish foundation.

7. They have self-confidence

They do appreciate what they have in their bodies and their inner selves. They do not lack or try to hide flaws or inferiority. They have dealt with that already and are confident of what they showcase to the world.

8. They can deal with life’s changes

Whether we like it or not, we will all be victims of time and age. People who don’t wear makeup refuse to run from this fact. Rather, they can deal with life’s changes and instabilities.

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9. They define their own happiness

They know what happiness means. They can relate to the simplicity and amazing details of life rather than the sophistication and luxury that makeup offers. They don’t have to cover anything, especially their glad smile.

10. They do not worry about skin damage

They don’t have to fear or worry about the highly allergenic and harmful ingredients that are contained in many makeup products.

11. They do not need to follow the pack

They think independently. They do not need to be victims of what the media propagates, particularly, that you need makeup products to be complete. They are already complete and comfortable with who they are.

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12. They attract people to know more about their thoughts

Because they have focused on building other aspects of their lives rather than just their facial appearances, other people are more interested in what they have to offer. They are not stared at, but listened to for their inner power and inner beauty.

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Last Updated on August 16, 2018

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

3. Get comfortable with discomfort

One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

4. See failure as a teacher

Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

5. Take baby steps

Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

6. Hang out with risk takers

There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

10. Focus on the fun

Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

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