Introducing The Self Image Series!

All the decisions we make are based on how we love ourselves.

There are so many ways to even break down the things we can do to love ourselves, what comes natural to us when we think of the phrase “loving ourselves”, and the actions that come with those thoughts.

Mindset Time!

First, as I do with everything else in which we could use more of, we have to open our mindset. A generosity, abundance mindset. Scarcity mindsets not allowed!

There are so many things we can do to “glow up” (I know a lot of people don’t like that phrase, but I don’t terribly mind it.) This doesn’t just mean on the outside with dressing up, keeping our best hygiene consistent, and doing our hair and makeup.

The inner work is just as tough, if not tougher, than the outer work.

I want to change the perspective on the phrase high maintenance and make it a goal to want to round ourselves out to be the best we can be always. I find a lot of incredible beauty channels on YouTube pivoting into this outlook, going from makeup tutorials to how to actually find ourselves beautiful in the first place.

The effect of this has taken two hard sides as I see 5,000+ thumbs up with 50 thumbs down on the same video. It’s obvious people are very divided on the subject of keeping our outer appearance strong along with our minds. But I find the excuses to be on the weak side for my taste.

No More Excuses For Why You Can’t Achieve Being Your Best Self

People are excusing themselves of wanting to look good even just for themselves. Looking good doesn’t mean you have to put on a bunch of makeup every single day. Come on, let’s be more practical and actually enjoy looking at our natural selves! It’s looking in the mirror and smiling. Or trying on a pair of jeans saying, “I look fantastic! / I need to take more 15 minutes walks after dinner.”

It’s about being self aware and honest with ourselves. What we have to offer isn’t just to the world, but to ourselves! To our families. For those of us who have kids, we want them to see a strong parent who is in shape, makes the best choices, and is something to be proud of. In character and looks.

Though it is fun to feel positive with having some sort of color in our wardrobe and on our face, whether it be with a fun lipstick, eyeshadow, or earrings, we have to learn to appreciate and accept what we didn’t before. If we don’t think we like something, how can we make it better?

I started the series off with:

  1. How to be beautiful on the inside and out
  2. How to master hygiene – a multiple part mini series
  3. 10 ways to be charming / interesting in conversation

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It was a strategic development purposefully divulging into an arc of many topics difficult to talk about with moms, therapists, and sometimes friends. We are so afraid of people judging us, but this is a safe space!

There is so much I have in store for this series and want women to change the phrase high maintenance into a badass definition for the outlook we have. Not what society deems to be a maneater who uses a man to pay to get their nails done haha.

High maintenance to me means a woman who:

  • keeps up with all the latest news to stay deeply informed
  • develops new skills / constinuously works on the ones she has
  • has a life of purpose – whether it’s a career, job, owns a business, is a housewife, or specialty hobbies
  • is constantly developing herself with books, learning new things online, takes classes, or gains experience
  • takes care of her appearance – especially hygiene of her body & clothes
  • takes pride in being caring & considerate of those around her – to family, friends, strangers
  • can hold her own in a conversation with anyone
  • always finds the positive
  • is supportive of others, especially women on their journey of finding themselves also
  • holds her standards high and values strong
  • has an open mind
  • is her best self no matter what

What are some little things you’re doing to level up your life and stay high maintenance? I always love hearing from you and would love to know more of what you’d like to see in the series below!

Gia G. Dixon
Gia G. Dixon

I’m Gia G. Dixon, an ILM certified etiquette consultant. Here is my guide to elegant style, high quality living, and little things that make your daily life glamorous.

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