Friday, September 30, 2016

Feel Good Cheat-Sheet

This post is graciously re-posted from Sally McGraw’s AlreadyPretty.

woman jumping in air with joy

Don’t have time for a 5-mile run? Can’t seem to find a damn thing in the closet that makes you feel like electric sex? Feeling run-down, beat-up, and worn-out? Here are some quick, easy ways to make yourself INSTANTLY feel better about your body:

  • Put on some lip gloss. Preferably something that smells yummy.
  • Press the thumb of one hand into the palm of the other and massage. Switch.
  • Take off your shoes and do 7 jumping jacks. You decide if this should be in public or private.
  • Give yourself a 30 second head-massage. Just scritch your scalp with your nails very gently.
  • Go into a private room, look into the mirror, and smile. See how gorgeous you are?
  • Roll your shoulders back. Do it at least three times.
  • Macarena. Electric Slide. Bunny Hop. Something easy and rote and SUPER fun.
  • Take a peek at your boobs. Go on, do it! Man, aren’t they sexaaay?
  • Skip. Like, skip your way to your next meeting.
  • Flex a muscle. Any muscle. Look at it, pass your hand over it, feel proud of it.
  • Mentally list the three most fantabulous things about your very own bod.
  • Stretch. Arms, back, legs. Take a deep breath. Repeat.
  • Ask for a hug from the best hugger you know.
  • If you’re wearing a skirt, twirl. But don’t forget to spot, or you’ll getdizzyfalldown.
  • Say this, out loud: “I don’t have to change a thing. I’m already pretty. Right now, just as I am!”

What else? What else? What else? What do you do to remind yourself of the wonder that is you?

Image courtesy DOS82.

About Sally McGraw: is a Minneapolis-based blogger, freelance writer, and communications professional who holds a degree in creative writing from Binghamton University.

In addition to writing her daily style and body image blog Already Pretty, she has blogged for The Frisky and Glamour and been published in US Airways’ in-flight magazine. She has also guest posted everywhere from The Coveted and You Look Fab to Work it, Mom!, and Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. She is one third of Strong, Sexy, & Stylish, a collective of experts working to teach women to love themselves.  For links to Sally’s public Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other accounts, visit about.me/alreadypretty.

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