Feeling Fabulous At Any Age
Henry David Thoreau once said, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away”. Everyone has their own definition of what it means to be fabulous. For some it is outer beauty, for others it is inner beauty, and for those like myself it is a combination of both.
In the era of filters, Photoshop, and affordable plastic surgery, being fabulous is easy. Beauty is defined by some as skin deep but for others that is only half of it. The other half subscribes to the notion that it is just as important internally as it is externally when aspiring to be fabulous. Although mainstream media may not accurately depict the spectrum of “fabulosity”, recognizing our own essence is the first step of being fabulous at any age.
There are three components that are great ingredients of identifying where you are in the wholistic value of being fabulous. The first component is having a clear understanding of our biological history, present and future. According to author Sir Kenneth Robinson, “You cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do is like a farmer create the conditions under which it will begin to flourish.” So, while you are unable to create your biology, you can create the conditions that could improve your chances of feeling fabulous. This includes proper diet, exercise, drinking a lot of water, and educating yourself on foods, activities, or habits that could impact you biologically.
The second component of finding fabulousness at any age includes the concept of “getting your mind right”. Psychological barriers are the biggest contributors to people not feeling fabulous internally, externally, or both. When we have unhealed scars, residues from unresolved emotional conflicts, and unrecognized psychological issues, this presents a problem. We look as good as we feel and often when we do not feel good on the inside it affects how we look on the outside. Talking to a therapist never hurts. Consider mental health like a check up. Sometimes when you take your car in you may not need to get a lot done but other times, a problem is identified and you are able to have it worked on so it does not cause damage or create potential damage in the future.
Last but not least, Spiritually. Many people confuse being spiritual with being religious. Deepakchopra (2012) wrote: Religion is cultural mythology. Spirituality is self awareness. They have nothing in common. Being self aware, connecting to the source, the creator, and God is not the same as being religious. Each person has their own unique relationship that they should develop and cultivate in order to develop that part of us that exists. We are made up of mind, body, and spirit so the same way we know we have hands and feet, we also know we have a spirit. Allow yourself to pursue that part of you in your pursuit of being fabulous. The combination of these three components will make anyone fabulous at any age.
*Editor’s note: D’annie Grandison is a author and a practicing life enhancement specialist who is available for sessions, speaking engagements and consultations. She is also our new Lifestyle Editor here at Twenty4Seven Magazine. You can contact her via Facebook or IG at D’annie Grandison, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 1.888.988.8331. Also, her website is www.danniegrandison.com.