Embracing your inner-beauty - TEA+

We’ve all done it.

We’ve all looked in the mirror and picked ourselves apart, obsessed over things like hip-dips, receding hairlines and extra curves. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to look in the mirror and embrace what we find there, to finally fall in love with our reflection?

At TEA+, we are always working to achieve just that. Through sharing stories, tips and tricks for nurturing your self-esteem and building confidence, we endeavour to show you that, “whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.” (Harshit Walia)

Let’s start that journey together.

Believe it or not, the way we feel about ourselves holds a lot of weight over the decisions and choices we make in our day to day lives. Our self-esteem actually dictates how we handle stressful situations, interact with other people and regulate our emotions. People with high self-esteem are more likely to seize opportunities and, therefore, achieve greater levels of success. They are more proactive, better communicators and take more confidence in sharing their ideas and experiences. By contrast, those with low self-esteem find it more difficult to set boundaries, be assertive and voice their opinion. Simply, being aware of your inner beauty is key to good health and wellbeing.

There are so many great things that you can do to embrace the beauty inside yourself, including practising self-care, nurturing your physical and mental health and learning how to redirect negative thoughts. Read on to learn more. 

Banish negativity 

Cleansing your life of negative energy is one of the most effective ways to protect your positive mindset and embrace your inner-beauty. You can achieve this by unfollowing accounts on social media that fail to make you feel good about yourself, learning how to say no to things you don’t want to do or repeating uplifting daily affirmations, such as:

  • I am enough 
  • I am beautiful, I am kind, I am a good person
  • I am proud of how I carry myself
  • I am headed in the right direction 
  • I am at peace with my life and who I am 

Learn to relax 

Self care. Self care. Self care. You hear it so often, you’re probably bored of it by now. But the truth is that people harp on about it so much because it is actually super important. Do what you can to make yourself feel good, like taking a bubble bath, reading a book or kicking back with a cup of TEA+ CBD

If you’re struggling with ideas to relax, have a read of our "Managing Your Stress” health guide, where practicing NHS doctor, Asha Padhiar, talks about what you can do to take better care of your mental health and relax your mind.

Get the right nutrients 

The impact of your diet on your mental well-being is arguably undervalued by the general population. Giving your body the right vitamins and minerals doesn’t only benefit the inside of your body, but it can lead to positive physical changes as well. 

For example, vitamin C is well known to protect your immune system, but it also plays a significant role in collagen formation. As a result, vitamin C is widely used in skincare products to promote a youthful and fresh appearance of the skin.

Vitamins such as selenium and biotin also contribute to your physical appearance. Protecting against free radical damage caused by the environment, these incredible vitamins promote the health of your hair, skin and nails.

It is recommended to get as many vitamins as you can through your diet, but it is always a good idea to take supplements as well to ensure your body is getting what it needs to nurture your beauty on the inside and the outside.

By the time March is over, our hope is that you will be able to stand in front of the mirror and be proud of what you see there.

March 03, 2021 — Emily Somerset-Butler

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