It's not easy being a woman in a society that pushes you to look like a magazine cover. With that pressure to look flawless and have a perfect body it's no wonder women lose the motivation to just look pretty for themselves.
I know how it feels. I've been there multiple times. You ask yourself, "what's the point? Why try to look good if I can't look like that?" But that's where you're wrong. The reality is that you don't need to please anyone but yourself. If you feel pretty without mascara, then don't put it on. If you look pretty trying to look like a celebrity, then do it. Do what makes you happy.
Here are five reasons to get dressed up and ready for no one but yourself:
1. Boost your confidence
How I dress significantly impacts my confidence throughout the day. Yes, you can get a level of empowerment by rocking your natural beauty, but there is something different about having your hair and makeup perfect that makes me feel good. I feel like I could conquer the world because I feel so pretty. I realize that when I dress up, I hold my head just a little higher.
2. First impressions
It is important to always give and leave the right impression. While you don't need to look like you are going to a wedding when you are just running to the grocery store, looking put together leaves a good impression on whoever you might run into.
Expressing your individuality is fun. The greatest thing about it is that you can reinvent yourself as many times as you want. Just by switching up your hair and beauty routine, you can go from diva to beachy in a snap. Let your look express your unique personality and your creativity.
4. Take some me time
How often to you take time for yourself? While you don't have time to get a massage every day, you can spare a few minutes alone to get ready. Personally, I love the process of getting myself all dolled up. Some people might consider it a hassle but I consider it an opportunity to practice how well I can put on my eyeliner. Put on some music or your favorite podcast and take time for you each morning by getting ready.
5. Bring yourself happiness
When I take the time to do my hair, my makeup and put together an outfit, I feel good about myself. Everyone feels happy when they feel pretty. Whether that means taking a lot of time to do your hair or tossing it up in your favorite headband, how you get ready should make you happy. Forget the pressures of society and do what makes you feel beautiful.
Dressing up is one of those simple joys in life that should never have a negative effect on your attitude. It should be something you do for yourself, not anyone else. Decide to let your morning routine make you happy and enjoy a confident, creative and happy life.
Liset was raised in Panama but now calls Florida home. She graduated in communications and is now working towards her master's degree. Liset is very outspoken and outgoing. She enjoys anything that involves the ocean, soccer or dancing.