Have you ever had an “ugly” day or days? You know those days where you just feel unattractive. I believe that even the most confident woman will still experience days where she just feels ugly. Sometimes it’s hormonal and you just can’t help but feel that way. That time of the month can be a monster: bloating, fatigue, pain, discomfort, & emotions all over the place can all contribute to any woman experiencing an “ugly” day. And if you have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) like myself, these crazy hormones can act up multiple times a month. Now don’t get me wrong, I am definitely confident in who I am and love the skin I’m in. If you are a frequent reader of this blog then it should be easy to detect that. However, I at times do have ugly days; and when they come, they are rough!
Recently, like over the past several days, I have been feeling ugly . . . just unattractive. I then realized that I have been extremely sensitive and have been experiencing fatigue like no other lately (PCOS symptoms could be at work here). Nevertheless, I have been feeling off. Today it hit me . . . I haven’t really taken some time for myself. I have been getting rest here and there, but I haven’t been doing the things that make me feel good. There is a saying that goes: When you look good, you feel good. Now I’m not all into my looks by any means because I truly believe that true beauty comes from within. At the same time, we all like to look our best most of the time.
How is it that someone can be fully confident and still have days where they feel unattractive or ugly even?
That is a question I do not have an answer to. However, I know I’m not alone here. I know of some very confident women who too have admitted that they have at times experienced ugly days. It doesn’t happen for me often, but when it does, it hits hard.
How do I push past my “ugly” day and get out of my “ugly” funk?
- I remind myself that I am NOT ugly. There is something happening within me that is beyond my control that is making me “feel” ugly. Ugly is something that I’m not. I am fearfully and wonderfully made! I am made in God’s image, that alone does not make me ugly. The YOU in ugly is not ugly. You are just having a moment.
- I get pampered or pamper myself. Getting my hair done, going to the nail salon for a mani/pedi, or getting a massage typically does the trick. These things are relaxing for me. I feel like a new person with a fresh hair do or pretty, soft, hands and feet. If I can’t afford it or do not have the time to go, then I try to pamper myself at home. Take a hot bubble bath w/ scented candles burning. Give myself a mani/pedi. . . the Sally Hensen Gel Manicure kit is amazing!
- Put on my pumps and red lipstick. I don’t know what it is, but it’s something about the right pair of pumps and red lips that make me feel fierce! Enough said there.
- Try to get a good night’s rest. Sometimes I just need to sleep! If I have trouble sleeping, taking a bath using the Sleep (Lavender) Aroma Therapy by Bath & Body Works does the trick. A good night’s rest always make me feel refreshed in the morning and I’m back to my normal self.
If you are ever experiencing an ugly day, think about some of the things that make you feel good and do them. Remember that it’s typically a temporary emotion, and that the YOU in ugly is not ugly. What are some things you like to do to get over your ugly day(s)? Leave a comment and share your tips!