Welcome back to the Embody Your Style series!
Last week I posted on embodied style to dress better and shared my stylist tips to help you figure out what works for your unique shape. Before that I wrote about embodied style for self acceptance so you can always feel confident in your skin. The series was introduced with a post on embodying your style for style confidence so you can look and feel 100% your best. These are the steps to embody your style.
Now you’re ready to move on to the final step, and that’s to live with embodied style.
To live with embodied style means creating a lifestyle that feeds the connection to your body. The key to doing this is to include healthy habits in your daily routine. This will ensure you’re always looking and feeling 100% your best.
If you’re not already enlisting a thoughtful set of activities that keep you feeling healthy, now is the time to get that going. Because there is no way you will look amazing if you’re not making self care a priority. (If you want to know more about why wellness is the key to looking awesome, click here.)
Self care is definitely a buzz word, and I actually don’t like the image it often conjures of rose petal filled baths. Yet I do practice a bunch of self care activities in my life regularly…I just don’t call them that. I prefer the term healthy habits…that’s what they are! Regular activities, behaviors, or my favorite – practices! – that keep me on track to looking and feeling my best.
The purpose of these activities is to stay connected to my true self. And since often times the body is the messenger of what the true self is really believing, it’s important to include physicality within the practice. That’s why things like yoga and exercise are non-negotiable if you want to live with embodied style.
If you’re suffering from a physical limitation where you can’t fully perform yoga or exercise, there are usually modifications you can make to fit within your capabilities. Last year was tough for me. I dealt with an injury that kept me from working out. And even though I couldn’t exercise for some time, ultimately the doctor prescribed movement to keep the blood flowing. It also kept my mind from going insane from staying so stationary.
Exercise also provides mental fitness. Remember, the body isn’t really the issue…it’s all the crap the mind is saying about the body in the form of toxic self talk. Exercise helps keep a handle on this.
Watch the video below where I explain how to embody your style by incorporating a lifestyle of healthy habits.
If you want to diver deeper into understanding your body shape and how to flatter it best, grab the free style guide that shows you how to dress better for your body. It’ll help you feel amazing in your skin so you love how you look!
What healthy habits do you incorporate into your life to keep looking and feeling your best?