National Inner Beauty Day

National Inner Beauty Day

National Inner Beauty DayCreated by Roma Newton, the CEO of 6Degrees Management, National Inner Beauty Day is a special day that’s celebrated every 7th of October to remind everyone that true beauty goes beyond the physical.

In today’s world, whether we admit it or not, people are starting to become more concerned about looking good than cultivating a kind heart and a humble spirit. Don’t get us wrong—there’s nothing bad about wanting to be presentable. However, we need to remember that at the end of the day, it’s what on the inside that counts. What makes us beautiful isn’t our clothes, our money, or how our body looks, it’s our values, beliefs, and the way we treat others.

As we celebrate National Inner Beauty Day, let’s train ourselves to look past what we see on the outside, and not only for our fellow humans but for all animals, too. We’re not the only ones being judged by our looks, and if we’re honest, animals actually have it way worse than we do. For them, a missing limb, a non-functional eye, or even just old age, can equal euthanasia or a lifetime spent inside a cage. So, this National Inner Beauty Day, let’s extend our compassion to our four-legged (or three-legged) friends as well!



6 Ways To Celebrate National Inner Beauty Day

1. Recognize your inner beauty

Everyone has something that they’re insecure about—it’s perfectly normal. Maybe there’s something that you don’t like about yourself physically, or perhaps you feel like you’re not as good as someone at something, but whatever it is you’re feeling insecure about, know that it doesn’t define you. We all have flaws, and no one is good at everything. National Inner Beauty Day is all about seeing the good in yourself, so focus on that.

Instead of thinking about what you’re not or what you can’t do, think about what you are and what you can do. Take a piece of paper and list down all of your strengths, as well as everything you like about yourself. If you’re not sure what to write, then try talking to your closest friends or family members. Ask them to tell you all your good qualities. You’ll be surprised at how amazing they think you are!


2. Help a friend that’s struggling with insecurity

Another thing you can do is meet a friend that you know is struggling with insecurities. Handling negative thoughts alone can be very damaging to a person and can lead to depression, sometimes even suicide. In fact, about 800,000 people take their own lives every year. Showing a friend that you care and helping them realize that they’re worth so much more than they think can make a huge difference.


 3. Compliment people

We never know what the people around us are going through. The simple act of complimenting someone has the power to change how they feel about themselves. If that person was having a bad day, your sincere compliment might just be the one to help them get through the rest of the day and keep them energized and productive.


4. Say, “thank you.”

Aside from giving people compliments, make sure to show your appreciation to those that are kind enough to willingly do good deeds—even if it’s something as simple as opening a door for you. Saying “thank you” can help make someone feel better and even encourage them to do more good things for other people in the future.


5. Adopt or foster a senior or special-needs shelter animal

If you’re planning to get a furry family member, then why not give a senior or special-needs shelter animal a chance? National Inner Beauty Day teaches us to look past the outside and to focus more on what’s inside. Older animals, as well as those that have deformities and disabilities, are often overlooked in shelters because they’re not as ‘cute’ as other animals. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t make excellent household pets. If you take the time to get to know them, you’ll see that they have the best personalities. Most of them are very gentle and great with kids.


6. Volunteer to assist shelters or rescues caring for senior or special-needs shelter animals

If you can’t adopt or foster, then you can always sign up to become a volunteer in your local animal shelter or rescue. Most shelters and rescues are understaffed, so they’ll appreciate you taking the time to help with the senior and special-needs animals in their care. Plus, social interaction is beneficial to the overall well-being of the animals. Not only does it help them stay mentally and physically healthy, but it also prepares them for their future forever homes.


What do you plan to do on National Inner Beauty Day?