Looking and Feeling Your Best Is the Sweetest Revenge
You’ve just been dumped, your heart is broken, and you never want to face the world again. How do you move on? One of the best confidence boosters is to give yourself a makeover. Looking great is an important step towards feeling great. Not to mention, it’s also the sweetest revenge!
This is the perfect time to re-evaluate how you feel about yourself and how you present yourself to the world. When you are going through a break up, you may start to analyze everything about yourself. “Was I too fat? Was I not pretty enough?” Someone special has decided they don’t want to be with you anymore, so naturally your self doubt is beginning to set in. Now is the perfect time for a confidence boost. These post-break up tips may do just the trick to boost self esteem back up to where it should be:
Tips for a Heartbreak Makeover:
Makeover Tip #1: Take Time to Reflect
Stand in front a full-length mirror and just look at yourself. If you need moral support, drag a close friend in to help. Decide what can be fixed about you (inside and out), what needs to be disguised, and what deserves to be celebrated? For example, do you have great legs but cover them all the time in trousers? It’s time to embrace the dress trend and get those sexy legs on show.
Makeover Tip #2: Come Out of the Closet
Look at the contents of your wardrobe and make some serious decisions. What outfits are inappropriate, too comfy, too old, sloppy or badly fitting? Throw them out - NOW! Next, buy a fabulous new outfit (this is the best part)! Buy something that makes you feel amazing, even if you have to splurge a little. Also, buy some beautiful undergarments (think La Perla). These aren’t for anyone but yourself – so that you can start to feel beautiful on every level.
Makeover Tip #3: Pump it Up
Take up a new form of exercise. Physical activity helps with depression, so get out of the house and meet new people while you’re at it. Don't exercise just to get in shape. Try to do something that injects some joy into your life. The bonus is that you will have a more toned body (a plus if you bump into your ex), more energy, and much more confidence. Come on, that has to be worth the extra effort!
Makeover Tip #4: Be Different
Try on something you'd never normally wear, such as a pair of khaki shorts, high-waisted jeans, or a shift dress. If you only wear neutral colors, go and buy some bright green skinny jeans. Your something new could be anything from a new shade of lip gloss to a pair of Christian Louboutin’s. It may frighten you a bit at first, but it will get you out of your rut.
Makeover Tip #5: Get Manicured to Perfection
No matter what, do NOT let yourself go! Being a bit high maintenance can make you feel good. If your eyebrows are neat and tidy, your toenails painted bright red, and your roots touched up, you’ll feel ready for anything that life throws at you.
Makeover Tip #6: Let Go
Get closure! It’s just torture to keep running old conversations through your head. Do not sit by the phone waiting for him to call. Don‘t think, “He will never appreciate how I look today, so why bother?” This is about you. This heart break makeover is designed to lift your spirits, invite more possibilities into your life, and will make you feel fabulous!