From time to time, it’s good to update our outlook on the world. For instance, it’s healthy to change our opinion on important topics over the years as we become wiser, and to take what we’ve learned to inform our current behavior and approach to the relationships in our lives.
For that reason, sometimes it’s also good to give ourselves our own personal, physical makeover now and again. It’s good to make sure how you’re expressing yourself as a person from day to day is in line with how you feel and who you are, as well as who you’re proud to be.
Some people might think that they’re ‘past caring about fashion,’ or ‘comfortable as they are,’ and we’re in no way going to suggest either of those things are incorrect impressions to have. But from time to time, there can be virtue and a myriad of benefits involved with shaking off the cobwebs and seeing yourself in a new light, in restoring your self-care, and in giving yourself a new look that helps you feel more… well, yourself.
In this post, we’ll discuss a few measures by which that can be achieved, and what the benefits of doing so are, should you be curious:
Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone
It’s good to get out of our comfort zone from time to time, if only so we stop overthinking things and feeling that limits are the natural place to occupy. Depending on what kind of preferences you have, your makeover may take different forms, and your comfort zone may be set differently.
For some people, getting out of their comfort zone might just mean wearing accessories other than a watch. That’s it. Perhaps you’re not usually one for jewelry or adornments, and rarely even wear badges or broaches. That’s fine, but it can be fun to give this a try from time to time, even if it’s only to attend a formal event or scrub up well for a social occasion of importance to you.
For others, getting out of their comfort zone may mean wearing clothes that are a little less baggy and ‘shielding’ thanks to becoming more confident in their body image. For instance, many women out there, and men for that matter find the idea of wearing dresses to be totally opposed to their personality.
From time to time though, they might try it just to see if that impression is still reaffirmed. It might be that the next time around, you realize that actually, a hard limit you had set for yourself was really just the edge of your comfort zone, and trying to go beyond it helped you feel adventurous and excited.
Getting out of your comfort zone, in this capacity, is a cool idea then. You shouldn’t force yourself, but perhaps stretch your limits as a means of reaffirming your tastes.
Fashion and beauty efforts are supposed to be fun and enjoyable. Some people may think of the fashion world as a narcissistic endeavor, but that’s not really the case, even though some corners of that industry could be described that way at times.
Ultimately, fashion is about celebrating life, and bringing the dynamism and freshness of ‘today’ into vogue. That’s why so many old styles keep returning, and why trends cycle. Because it’s fun to remember them, and throwbacks help us relate to a time before us.
Having fun is a great idea then, especially when curating a makeover. Having fun will convince you to try new things, or go for that larger-than-life pattern on that dress, or bring back a fashionable style from the 80s, or even die your hair a bright color or purchase a couple of realistic, enjoyable wigs you can wear at your own delight. Without that, fashion becomes a chore, and the life is taken out of it. Remembering that could be key.
Connecting With People
Going for a makeover can help you feel socially refreshed, which inspires you to get out there and connect with people again. No matter if this means meeting your friend for coffee, going on the odd night out, or booking a large trip away with your spouse, when you have great outfits selected, a new haircut, great skincare, and a reinvention of what accessories you wear, you feel more interested in going out and expressing yourself in the world.
After all, when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you look good, too. These two positive outcomes dovetail into one another beautifully, putting a natural smile on your face, which is perhaps the highest goal of any makeover and the ultimate in expressing your natural beauty.
Becoming Healthier & Practicing Self-Care
An interesting consideration of beauty and fashion is that health is always the most essential prerequisite towards looking good. Refocusing on your health and your daily self-care needs could be as strong a revolutionary makeover tactic as anything else on this list.
This will involve getting enough sleep each day, exercising how and when you can, giving yourself a proper skincare routine, finding the best means and frequency with which to wash your hair, and more. Often, learning how to relieve stress can help with all of these things, and so starting to meditate could be considered a personal makeover too.
Remember, a ‘makeover’ is not just what you look like on the outside, but how you feel on the inside, too. Putting that first could even be the most important thing to get right, in your case. Understanding that can make a tremendous and positive difference for most.
Loving Your Body For What It Is
It’s a great idea to love your body for what it is, because what else do you have? That’s not to say you won’t exercise, or plan to lose weight, or even look at tummy tuck before and after pictures, but what matters is being okay in who you are now, dressing for your dimensions, and making sure that you don’t feel bad in comparison to others, because that’s the thief of joy.
We can guarantee that those insecurities you have are either blown out of proportion, will never be noticed by anyone else, or may let someone else find you endearing. For instance, you may view wrinkles at the side of your mouth when you smile to be a sad sign of aging, provoking an insecure response. For someone else, that may be a wonderful example of just how real you are, a gorgeous additional thing that makes you, you.
It can be hard to rationalize our way out of insecurities, but taking the time to actively love your body no matter what can make a massive difference in how well you regard yourself.
Treating Yourself A Little
It can sometimes feel as though having a makeover done is akin to ‘finding a problem to solve,’ when that doesn’t have to be the case in any capacity. There’s no test to pass here. A makeover might come as part of a certain impetus, such as attending a sibling’s wedding, but you don’t have to do it for anyone other than yourself.
So – treat yourself a little! Perhaps part of your makeover is having a tattoo done that you’ve been wanting and thinking about deeply for five years. That could be a great way to mark a new period in your life. As you can see, makeovers are less about wearing the right thing or adorning yourself anew, but redefining who you are for the better.
With this advice, you’re sure to give yourself a makeover in the best possible light.