Feel Good, Look Good: A Holistic Approach on Self-Care

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As much as most won’t admit it, many care about how they look. But looking good isn’t just about the clothes you wear or the shoes on your feet. It is much more than that. Taking care of yourself in both hygiene and health can go a long way in not just making you feel good about yourself but also look good while you’re at it.

No amount of perfume can help cover up your bad hygiene, just as how your clothes can’t cover up your unhealthy decisions. One way or another, these negative things will show themselves regardless of what you wear. True beauty starts with how you take care of yourself, and if you feel good about yourself, looking good and the rest of it is sure to follow.

Good Looks Equal Confidence

One main reason people try to look their best is that it makes people more confident. While you usually think that you can find that in what you wear, you can find confidence in yourself when you feel good about yourself from the start. That starts with taking care of yourself. You should approach your journey in self-care with a holistic approach. The moment you give yourself the proper care to all aspects of your life is the only time you can find true confidence and feel good about yourself. Here are what you should do to achieve just that.

Start with Hygiene

On the physical side of things, good hygiene is the easiest way to gain confidence in yourself instantly. No one wants to have lengthy conversations with someone who smells or has bad breath. Additionally, improper hygiene gives you that uneasy feeling that makes it hard for you to be more sociable.

Bad breath makes you self-conscious and prevents you from speaking more, just as smelling bad stops you from being more affectionate with people. So while getting called out for having an unpleasant body odor or bad breath is embarrassing, having your hygiene hinder yourself from freely and confidently expressing yourself feels much worse. So let’s address those issues.

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Your Mouth and Teeth

Let’s first start with your dental hygiene. Now, while brushing your teeth after every meal doesn’t need to be reiterated, brushing alone sometimes isn’t good enough. No amount of brushing, flossing, or mouthwash can ever come close to the benefits of visiting your local dentist at least once a year. And it’s not for no reason.

There are so many benefits to visiting the dentist. They can help you find out if you have any underlying dental health issues that you might not know of yourself. You might have a tooth or two that needs to get replaced with dental implants. Maybe you have a gum problem that needs attention. Either way, both of these things you won’t be able to solve without a visit to your dentist. So make sure that you create a healthy habit of it.

A daily dental hygiene regimen paired with regular visits to the dentist is bound to give you a healthy mouth and pleasant breath. Both of which contribute to giving you more confidence in yourself.

Showers and Baths

There’s no denying that if you smell good, you feel good. And that’s easily attainable if you practice proper hygiene every day. But smelling good isn’t only what good hygiene is. It’s also about keeping yourself clean and healthy. When you don’t shower regularly, bacteria can build upon any part of your body. That can lead you to develop an unpleasant body odor. Additionally, not washing up can invite bugs and other nasty critters to come crawling into your hair, ears, and everywhere else on your body. And if they are carrying a disease, you’ll likely get sick from a bite or two from one of them.

Again, smelling good is just one of the benefits of showering regularly. But it can also help you stay healthy and avoid getting sick. When you smell good and feel good, you’re sure to feel more confident about yourself around others.

The Mental and the Emotional

Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is also a way to become more confident. When you figure out who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, and what you can and cannot do, you’ll become more sure about yourself. It helps you accept who you are and who you are not, making you confident whether you’re in a position of power or vulnerability. All of these are great benefits that can give you a confidence boost in a significant way.

Specifically, taking care of your mental health helps you become a stronger individual. It clears your mind of unnecessary thoughts, which poses numerous benefits. From improving your mood to helping you make better decisions, a clear mind can do wonders for your everyday life. And in the emotional aspect, getting to know your feelings and how you react to them can help prepare you better in handling them.

Don’t fall into a debt trap, buying expensive clothes, jewelry, and shoes if what you’re aiming to achieve is confidence. True confidence comes from within. And if you take good care of yourself, you’ll realize fast how much it helps you become more confident. So take these tips and make your way to feeling good about yourself.

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