Food for thought. Does taking pride in your personal appearance mean you are doing so in vain? Is self-love a bad thing? Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, there is convincing evidence that people with high self-esteem are happier as well as more likely to undertake difficult tasks and persist in the face of failure. They recover more quickly from disasters and may be quicker to recognize and abandon hopeless enterprises. They may have a decreased risk for heart disease and a more competent immune system.
Vanity is defined as excessive pride in one's appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain; conceit. Good synonym examples of vanity include egotism, complacency, vainglory, and ostentation.
Let’s talk about beauty. Beauty extends well beyond humans. Look to nature and all its natural beauty it has to offer. So many artists choose landscapes as an element to showcase beauty. Color, light, texture. We, as people, enjoy nature and the emotions that its beauty instills.
Garden of Beauty
Do you garden at home, keep a manicured lawn? Do you enjoy reaping the benefits of your efforts to showcase your garden of beauty to all passersby? Yes, we like others to notice and welcome the positive feedback. It makes us feel good and gives a boost to our happiness and confidence.
Sunrises & Sunsets
Do you enjoy a beautiful sunrise, or do you prefer a just as beautiful sunset? The beauty provided in both settings can bring on great emotion and that is why we go out of our way to savor those precious few moments. Getting away from your daily routine and experiencing new sensations can help to rejuvenate you while also showing the power of your body. Scientists discovered that people who spend more time in nature are more in tune with their surroundings, which can bring a wealth of benefits to individual performance. Another boost to our happiness and confidence.
Dress to Impress
Now let’s bring it back to ourselves. Are there times you dress to impress? Does it make you feel better about yourself and give you an extra boost of confidence? Dressing to impress, no matter what the occasion reflects your inner drive, your self-worth and character. Taking the few extra minutes in the morning to look your best, even if you're not leaving the house changes your path to productivity. When you look good, you feel good and perform well.
I’m sure you are making a good attempt to take care of your body. Do you wash regularly and brush your teeth? A proper hygiene routine does more than keep you looking good. Taking care of your body keeps you physically and mentally healthy. Good hygiene is important for social, medical, and psychological reasons in that it not only reduces the risk of illness, but it also improves the way others view you and how you view yourself.
Diet and Exercise
We are all aware of how extra weight can impact our overall health. Taking care of your body with good nutrition and a little exercise is showing yourself self-love. The best thing you can do for your nutrition is to make choices based on the fact that you LOVE yourself. Think about all the things you want for the ones you love. Health, happiness, fulfillment. So, these should be important for yourself as well. Make nutrition choices that make you feel these things.
Many hold the belief that wearing makeup is purely in vain, to attract the attention of others. Makeup empowers a woman to present herself in exactly the way she chooses. She is the one deciding, which contributes to her self-esteem. Makeup doesn’t just transform you on the outside. It transforms you from within, filling you with a sense of empowerment and strength, and that’s a beautiful thing.
To sum it up, choosing to be your best self and choosing to present your best self with others is not vain. It is self-love. If you need any help with choosing products that support your self-love, Sheer Science has a family of brands with innovative products that work. All ingredients are thoroughly researched for their effectiveness to create finished products that deliver real benefits and results. You can expect to look as confident as you feel.