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Don't be THAT Girl . . . the Crazy One
Find Your Inner Elegance


By Sherrie Campbell, Ph.D.

When you are grounded in who you are, you have a certain essence where people can feel that not much can shake you. To be elegant essentially means that you know who you are and are grounded and comfortable in that person. Many of us are emotionally out-of-control, lacking presence of mind, allowing life to take us on an emotional roller coaster where feel crazy and at the mercy of our life situations, people and emotions.

7 Steps to the Development of Your Inner Elegance

1. Mindfulness: In order to find and express your inner elegance you first have to envision yourself as an elegant person. To start this change, you have to begin thinking of yourself in the way in which you wish to be perceived. Once you start this thought process everything else will fall into place.

2. Graceful: When you think about displaying an inner elegance gracefulness is one of qualities to express this. When you are graceful you move slowly, have a positive but quiet confidence about your aura and you think and speak with poise, charm, dignity and beauty. You are deliberate in who you are without being pushy.

3. Self-Control: Do not tantrum or play emotional games. You do not need to manipulate to get what you want. Being in control and owning who you are is what draws love and opportunities to you. When you show you have self-control and are emotionally intelligent you are viewed as smart, and smart is sexy.

4. Classy-Sexy Style: An elegant woman does not show all her assets. Dress in a way that provides some sex-appeal by provoking curiosity and professionalism. Your style should exude sophistication. Do not overtly use your appearance to be noticed. Become more by being less. Elegance is not conservative. It is refined, sexy and tasteful.

5. Inventive: Use your intelligence and be dynamic in your speech, neatness and in your complicated simplicity. As a woman use all the intricacies of your personality. You are clever which brings out your charm, intelligence, innocence and cuteness. Show that you can be natural and childlike in one moment and a fierce no-bullshit-woman in the next. Never be predictable.

6. Be Clear: Do be not afraid to be yourself. Give little thought to what others think of you. A big ego is not part of your plan and nor do you need court attention and this is exactly why you will get it. When you are clear about whom you are, your inner elegance shines through. Demonstrate you have high standards and will not accept less than the treatment you deserve.

7. Self-Sufficient: Do not expect anyone to take care of you emotionally, physically or financially. You must have the confidence, courage and motivation to be self-sufficient. To truly possess this quality and not have it be an act you have to walk your talk. You have to be passionate about your life, your independence and also your ability to love. When you embody this you can give yourself to relationships without losing your own ground, your passion for your life and the achievement of your dreams. You come first and everyone else comes second. You know if you love yourself that you can better love others.

When you commit to being grounded and intelligent emotionally you overcome the tantruming, stalking, crazy, insecure girl. As you focus on yourself you learn to love yourself. When you love yourself you become that elegant, confident, graceful, desirable woman who commands the right kind of attention and praise. Why? Because people can feel you have it together inside and out.

Little life message: Handle your emotions like a business rather than like a little girl who needs nurturing and reassurance.

About the Author:
Sherrie CampbellDr. Sherrie Campbell is the author of Loving Yourself and is a licensed Psychologist with more than nineteen years of clinical training and experience. Receive free insights from Sherrie and to be involved in her Facebook community of others looking to improve their relationship. For more information visit http://www.sherriecampbellphd.com.

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