Find your Inner Beauty

Find your Inner Beauty

Routines and Rituals that Work Inside and Out

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Routines and Rituals that Work Inside and Out

Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Beauty is more than skin deep.
There are plenty of sayings that illustrate what we all know: Beauty is only partly made up of the things we see on the outside. Within each of us is a deeper, more lasting and meaningful form of beauty. Embrace your inner beauty and it will also show on the outside. True beauty comes from within.

Here are some examples how to get in touch with yourself to find the beauty beneath the surface and reveal your inner radiance.

Use all your five senses
Connect with your inner self by building a meaningful connection with the world around you. Be mindful in your interactions with other people, as well your surroundings. Feel the sand between your toes and be in the moment when you are with your friends, see the fiery glow of a spectacular sunset and the individual beauty of a handmade piece of pottery, listen to the sound of the birds at dawn, taste a freshly picked piece of fruit and the intricate flavours of a gourmet meal, smell the roses and the pure scent of freshly washed sheets. In the same way, create moments worth remembering by using all senses in your beauty routine for a true experience in the present moment. If you take the time for each step of your beauty routine, it won’t only be more effective but you also create a memento, a mindful experience, performing a ritual rather than a chore.  

Mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body

Mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body
Another path to inner calm is physical activity. The ancient Romans already knew that a healthy mind should live in a healthy body and that still holds true today. It doesn’t mean chasing a specific size or weight, but rather feeling comfortable in your own skin and connecting with your physical needs and abilities. Mindful exercise like Yoga, Tai Chi or Capoeira connects physical movement with mental focus. Time out from your everyday rut can help you listen more closely to your body: why not spin your chakras at a Yoga retreat, escape the city on a hiking holiday or learn to surf on a remote beach, adapting your daily schedule and your movements to the ebb and flow of the ocean. Take time – self-care is the key to inner happiness.

Share the joy

Share the joy

Inner beauty isn’t just found within yourself, but in your connection with other living beings. Give selflessly and you will receive so much more in return. Why not make your holidays even more meaningful with voluntourism? You can spend your free time as a wildlife conservation volunteer, saving endangered species and learning about each country you are visiting. Whether it’s working with locals protecting the rainforest in Borneo, monitoring sea turtle colonies on a beach in Mexico, or caring for donkeys in a sanctuary in Ireland, you will experience local life, meet friendly people and fascinating animals.

Charity can also start at home, so why not consider volunteering for a local cause on a regular basis? If that seems like too much commitment, integrate caring elements into your daily routines. Make conscious choices to be true to yourself and be kind to the people you meet. It will feel good on the inside and your positive attitude helps you glow on the outside.

Create something

Create something

You probably spend your days working, but taking the time to create something by yourself during your free time could be so satisfying. Perhaps you can return to a long-forgotten skill like pottery, sewing or woodwork. The basics probably haven’t changed since you last tried your hand at arts and crafts, but today, instead of crocheting a tea cosy, you can make a perfectly imperfect cup to enjoy your morning coffee from, sew a simple skirt that will bring you joy each time you wear it, or craft a bracelet.

Maybe you would like to learn a new craft, or take a useful, everyday skill to the next level instead? Cooking, the most essential of all crafts, is probably the most practical one to learn. It’s also the most social one, bringing friends and family to the table as you prepare a meal and share food together. Take a course to learn how to make your own sourdough bread, do a workshop to start fermenting your own vegetables, or join a cooperative to grow your own herbs. Eat what you prepared consciously and take the time to enjoy every bite. This is clean eating at its best, mindful and healthy. No matter which craft you choose, tapping into your own creative energy leads to inner health and outer beauty.

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