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What is the Connection Between Looking Good and Feeling Good?

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Juli Albright
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.

What is the Connection Between Looking Good and Feeling Good?

All of us have heard or read this phrase of "look good to feel good". For women especially it seems if we shower, put on nice clothes, and make up, we are ready to meet the world. As women age, there is even more emphasis on "looking good" to counter-balance aging.

According to my experiences and learning, I will say that often it is a catch-22 where you look good to feel good and vice versa. Besides, you also need to be aware that looking good is not the only method to make yourself feel good. Well, that’s a long debate. This is why below there are some factors which influence this cycle.

Feeling Good Is Much More than Looking Good

Have you ever found it surprising when an extremely attractive and beautiful person complains about feeling miserable? Of course, you may have taken it as an offense. How can a person feel or think that way when they appear to be one of the people who have everything which everyone wishes for? Or when they are exactly what everyone desires to become? But when I say looking good, that doesn't only mean how you appear from the outside. Instead, it means that how your feelings reflect the image that you reveal to the world.

When I am in a pleasant mood, I have noticed that I try to put more thought and think twice before making decisions. Interestingly, I feel immensely relaxed and calmer, even when things are going in the wrong direction. This is the primary reason why people react well to me. Yes, of course, there are some people who might not be having a great day which can ruin my day. However, since I am already pretty stable and balanced, I am not as affected by their behaviors.

In a nutshell, if you have to choose between feeling good and looking good, I recommend that it’s better to avoid the latter. As you already understand, appearing like a celebrity is not the only path that leads to a feeling of satisfaction and confidence. On top of that, when you feel good this also has the tendency to enhance your appearance. When you feel comfortable, pleasant, and love yourself, you begin to acknowledge yourself for being exactly the way you are. This way, you can thrive on maintaining or being the better version of yourself instead of developing negative and miserable thoughts about yourself.

Feeling Good about Yourself

Wondering how you can feel good without entirely focusing on your physical appearance? If you have a healthy lifestyle and you’re working out, you’re going to feel good. As I have already told you, a feeling of happiness and good comes from within. Some people take it as a vague thought and struggle to understand and implement it. But if you practice this phenomenon, you will understand it. Additionally, there are multiple factors you need to consider when we talk about feeling good and say, "start from within."

The factor I figure out as the most influential and effective in improving regular moods is healthy feelings. The word "healthy" covers all the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of a person. Let’s discuss these factors to give you a brief idea of how they can help you feel extremely pleasant and boost your urge to improve your life.  

Your Physical Health

Every person has their unique combination of genes and environment which impact their physical features. Stress, genes, and / or existing health problems can influence it. Anyways, when I removed processed food and replaced my sweet desires with much healthier alternatives like fruits and others, I started to observe significant improvements. I also replaced my syrup brand with Manuka honey. Yes, it is more expensive, but your money will not get wasted. Apart from it, there is a range of healthy recipes, which are also budget-friendly, that you can serve yourself without sacrificing nutritional value.

Your Daily Habits

Other major factors that determine how you will feel the entire day are the actions or habits you opt for your whole day. Little do you know, you feel much more stable and emotionally balanced when you love your physical existence. This is obvious. Can you imagine someone who feels breathless or have a sore back but still have a jolly mood? Of course, you can’t. My first few weeks in cardio activities were quite challenging and gave me extremely sore muscles. But surprisingly, the daily release of endorphins makes my day (after the work out is over).

By pushing my body, I love seeing what my body is capable of. Not only are you going to love your physique, but you will also feel much happier by waking up every day and pushing yourself.

Your Self-Love Habit

I know, I know. Self-love is not easy, and it seems to be unrealistic thinking. You may have seen people that always try to lean towards the opposite side of it. However, when you get the time to like something about yourself and appreciate it, you don’t need to let it go. Make sure to embrace this thought.

For instance, if I wake up in the morning and see my face looking slightly brighter or prettier, I stop there and give some compliments to myself. When you are not in practice, you will take it as a weird thing. But it is really going to help you. Positive self-talk is a key to boost your confidence, appearance, and physiological health. Not to mention, they have much more impact than your positive thoughts.

I always get impressed by the people oozing confidence and positive vibes. Wondering how they can be so much delighted and comfortable in their own skin? The simple answer is, they work on all the factors mentioned in this article. Whether they are big or small, all of your efforts have the same impact on you and play a great role in making you feel good from the inside. It’s completely okay to push yourself a bit higher. Try to treat yourself in a better way in almost every activity you do regularly.

Bottom Line

You might have noticed that people who always stay happy and in a good mood no matter what happens in their life tend to emit good vibes. Another thing you need to notice is that these people are making their lives easier and joyful. They have a positive attitude and share positive vibes so that you can also bring a significant change in your life.

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Written by
Juli Albright

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