The Real Glow Up is indeed Internal just in case y’all were wondering! Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes, the windows of your soul said (and I quote) one of the most beautiful woman in the world Miss Sophia Loren! Have you ever met someone you thought was physically attractive but after you got to know them realized what a scuzz ball they were and suddenly just suddenly something shifted and they were not so attractive anymore? Well that’s because beauty does in fact come from and start from within, in more ways than one!
“You are not born with beauty, your beauty is created by who you are. Your inner beauty is more important than how people see you on the outside.”People with natural beauty are often described as having a glowing complexion that seems to come from within. They look radiant and beautiful even without makeup and that is because keeping yourself beautiful on the inside radiates on the outside and that is a fact. Expressing goodness through lovingkindness, generosity of spirit deed, and thoughtful consideration of others is a very good start to glowing yourself up and can be as simple as offering to let someone ahead of you in line and as complicated as making sacrifices because someone you love needs your help. Everything, of coarse must be balanced in life; the love you have for yourself and the love you have for others all ties in together like a beautiful symphony orchestra.
That is why boundary setting is the true key note that ties everything into place and is at the core of being in control of your own concerto. It is indeed the most important act of self love and appreciation you can have for yourself that supports your physical, psychological and spiritual growth. It allows you to be the glowing soul you were destined to to be without giving all your “stuff” away! We all know you can't give away what you don't have so, if you don't have love for yourself, then you can't be giving it away to others. Setting boundaries with actions may include practicing 'loving detachment' from a toxic person who can only offer you a one sided friendship. It doesn't mean you don't care about them, just that their behaviour is not acceptable to you and you are setting a boundary to protect yourself from toxic people who are only interested in creating a power dynamic. They don't want relationships with mutual respect and reciprocity but rather ones where they have the upper hand and can manipulate people around them to set the stage for everything to be centered around them. Those people do not deserve real friendships just superficial support and that is why walking away from toxic “friends” like this is the best thing you can ever do.
The moral of the story is you cannot be a glowing , radiant, happy person if your not true to yourself but you also cannot be “glowed up” by being selfish and egotistical either, caring only about yourself, there has to be a HEALTHY BALANCE. It’s never too late to practice being a kind, considerate person with boundaries. No matter what is happening around you all you can control is what is inside you because the Real Glow Up starts from within and it’s never too late to be the best version of your glowing self inside out!