Our bodies hold the truth. Whether we’re feeling nervousness in our bellies from starting a new relationship, stress in our shoulders from staring at a computer analyzing our finances, or mental exhaustion after a long fight with our significant other, we all have some emotion with which our physical bodies are coping. The same goes for our skin, which enables our facial expressions to represent our mood.
My hope is that you allow your skin to truly represent who you are. There are so many pressures to “be happy”, to “look your best” and essentially be someone you’re not at certain moments, it will always be a challenge to allow our outsides to match your insides. We need to teach ourselves that we can show what we are feeling in our belly, eyes, and heart.
Expressing accurately how we are feeling should translate into how we use words as well. When asked how you are, what would be the shame if your face and words matched how you were actually feeling? In reality not every day will be your “best”, nor will it be the best for the person whom you are speaking, therefore share your world, let your expressions and your words be genuine to who you are and what you’re feeling at this moment. Authenticity is freeing and will improve your every day relationships, bringing you and those you connect with, closer. All it takes is a little less emotional Botox, and a little more you being you.