Look Good, Feel Good!

Look Good, Feel Good!

There is so much said about vanity. If you look in the mirror for more than 5 seconds, -- careful, you're vain. They say confidence must be intrinsic. While this is true, it is not to say that we can't derive confidence from simply looking our best. We don't need to deck out in luxury to do this. A simple Tharshini necklace, and a pair of Maya hoops is all you need. 

Even when you are at home, simply getting up and putting yourself together would make a world of a difference to how your day unfolds. Feeling clean, looking good will make you feel more positive and all set for the day. As some fitness influencers suggest, dress well for the gym and you'll get a better workout in. 

Dressing the part will have you feeling like the part. This is one of the many known tips for acting. You can't play the part of a businesswoman while wearing rags. Acting is actually a part of our everyday lives. We may not be professional actors, but we are acting in our daily lives, whether it's at work or at the grocery store. How many times have we worn a smile on our faces when we don't feel like it? Similarly, even when you are not feeling it, when you just want to stay in bed and cry, we at TARAM guarantee if you put yourself together you will feel great! 

Rihanna once was asked "what do you do on those days you don't feel confident, fearless or powerful?" Riri replied "pretend, fake it. I mean why not? It's either that or cry myself to sleep. And who wants to do that?" So forget those naysayers who claim looking good is a sign of vanity. Forget those who say makeup is for attention seekers. Forget all that. Do not ever get permission from anyone to feel good, to feel powerful, to be fearless and to be your best self. 

It's important to keep in mind the balance between looking good and feeling good. Do yourself up, take that shower, do your nails, hair and face, wear nice clothes, but always be kind. Once you start obsessing over your appearance it becomes vanity. Work on your mental health as much as you work on your physical health. Talk to yourself in the mirror and congratulate yourself for making it through another day. Life isn't easy for anyone. Always work on your inner self as much as you put in effort on your outer self. 

Especially as women we can be made to feel guilty or wrong for this. Never feel guilty or think you are vain for wanting to look and feel good. Never allow anyone, let alone a man, to tell you what you can or can not do with your life. Looking and feeling good is not a competition ladies; that is what they want you to think. Looking and feeling good should be so that you can enjoy your life a little more, a little better. Imagine a sunny day, the perfect temperature, what image of you fits better? Are you in pajamas or are you dressed nice, all set to enjoy the perfect day?

Don't worry looking good doesn't mean throwing on a pair of uncomfortable heels and makeup. It's all up to you to decide what makes you feel clean and ready for the day. You can look presentable in nice sweats and no makeup. Let's all learn a lesson or two from our girl Riri. Fake it 'til you make it. Look good to feel good. 

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