4 Ways Knowing My Type of Beauty Improved My Health

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It might seem unusual to connect beauty with health, but knowing which type of beauty I am has improve my health in so many ways.

It might seem a bit unusual to connect beauty and fashion with health and well-being, but knowing which Type of Beauty I am has actually made a big difference in my overall health.

Because I view health in a holistic sense, that means that every part of the body connects and has an effect on every other part of the body. So, even though it might seem at first like clothing has very little to do with the health of the body, the clothing that we choose to wear can affect our minds and our emotions, and our minds and emotions can have a direct influence on our bodies and on our overall health.

This post is the third one I’ve written about my experience with Dressing Your Truth™. You can read more about what Dressing Your Truth is in my first post, and you can read more about my personal experience in my second post. For now, I’ll just give you a quick summary by saying that Dressing Your Truth teaches you how to dress in a way that matches the truth of who you are as a person, and their free Energy Profiling course shows you which of the 4 Types of Beauty you are.

The 4 Types of Beauty are:

* The TYPE 1SM Bright, Animated woman
* The TYPE 2SM Soft, Subtle woman
* The TYPE 3SM Rich, Dynamic woman
* The TYPE 4SM Bold,Striking woman

After taking the free Energy Profiling course and discovering that I have a TYPE 2SM nature, I have learned many things about myself that have affected me much more than simply my choice of clothing colors and styles. I now have a greater understanding of who I am, and that understanding has helped me to make changes that are affecting my health in a positive way.

There have been a lot of things that I’ve learned during my experience with Dressing Your Truth (far too many to fit into one blog post), so here are just a few of the things that have been the most helpful to me in understanding myself better and that have helped to improve my overall health:

1) The Right Clothes Help Me Feel More Confident

Even though the famous saying is that “clothing does not make the man,” there’s no doubt that clothes really do influence the way we feel about ourselves, and, like I mentioned in my first post about this subject, our choice of clothing even communicates to others about who we are as a person.

When I’m wearing clothes that are appropriate for my TYPE 2 nature, it just feels right. I feel more like myself, more comfortable, and more confident. And who doesn’t want to feel more comfortable and confident?! And, of course, feeling more comfortable with yourself and having more confidence can have a huge positive effect on overall health. I really wish I had known about my TYPE 2 nature and experienced Dressing Your Truth back when I was a teenager!

2) I Need To Give Myself Time

I’ve learned that my slower energy and lower level of movement mean that I need to give myself more time. More time to think, to plan, to get things done, to rest, etc. I’ve often fallen into the bad habit of trying to do too many things at once, and it never works well for me. I always end up not getting much of anything done, or doing things poorly because I was overwhelmed by all that I was trying to do. I’m learning now to slow down my pace and to simplify things so that I can accomplish what I need and want to do in a way that honors my slower, more methodical TYPE 2 energy.

For me, this is probably one of the biggest ways that learning about my TYPE 2 nature has really made a positive impact on my health. Learning how to relax into the methodical flow of movement that is natural for me has allowed me to give myself more time to rest without feeling guilty for not being productive enough, and it has helped me to be less stressed because I’m no longer constantly feeling the pressure I used to put on myself to move faster and to get more things done.

3) I’m A Huge Procrastinator

I’ve known for awhile now that I’m a habitual procrastinator. I procrastinate about just about everything. What I’ve learned after discovering my TYPE 2 nature, though, is why I have such a tendency to put things off.

I realize now that a big part of the reason why I procrastinate is because I feel like I don’t have enough information to get started with what I need to do. I’m a detail-oriented sort of person, and if I don’t have all of those details in place, I feel like I’m not ready to start on whatever project or task I need to do. I also tend to be a perfectionist, which I now realize comes from my secondary TYPE 4 nature. If I feel like I don’t know enough about what I need to do, and I feel like I won’t be able to do a good enough job, I tell myself that I’ll wait a little while longer until I feel more ready to tackle it.

I even procrastinated about writing this post because I kept thinking to myself that maybe I hadn’t learned quite enough about my TYPE 2 energy to write it, or that maybe I should wait until I’ve had more time to think about the ways that discovering my Type of Beauty has helped me to understand myself better. But then I realized that weeks and even months were going by, and I was letting some of the qualities of my TYPE 2 nature become challenges that were keeping me from sharing about something that has been really helpful to me.

I still find myself starting to procrastinate, but being aware of this tendency and of the reasons why I have this tendency can allow me to work toward breaking the habit.

4) I’m a Quiet Person, and That’s OK

When I first saw the different Types of Beauty, my initial thought was, “Oh, I hope I’m not the soft and subtle one.” In my mind, the idea of being soft and subtle seemed about the same as being boring and invisible.  Once I took the free course, though, it was very clear to me that I really was the TYPE 2 soft and subtle woman. And the more I learned about my TYPE 2 nature, the more I was able to accept and embrace it.

I’m a quiet person, and I’m also an introvert. Since both my primary TYPE 2 nature and my secondary TYPE 4 nature are more introverted energies, that means I have double the amount of introverted energy. I’m not going to be the social butterfly, life of the party, super out-going type of person. And I’m ok with that now. Rather than always trying to be someone that I’m not, or always feeling like I’m never talking enough or that I’m too quiet, understanding my TYPE 2 nature has allowed me to relax into the softer, quieter energy that is most natural for me.

How to Find Out More About Your True Nature by Learning Your Type of Beauty

If you’d like to learn more about which Type of Beauty you are and to gain the same understanding about yourself that I have, you can find out by taking Carol Tuttle’s free Beauty Profiling online course.

Learning about my Type of Beauty has been a very fun and helpful experience for me, and I hope it can be just as helpful for you too!

Do you already know your Type of Beauty? Let us know how your experience has been in the comments! You can also check out my Pinterest board for pics of clothing that are appropriate for a TYPE 2 nature. 

Other Posts in the Dressing Your Truth Series:

It might seem unusual to connect beauty with health, but knowing which type of beauty I am has improve my health in so many ways.

 

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10 Responses to 4 Ways Knowing My Type of Beauty Improved My Health

  1. Hello Lori! I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading about your Type 2 journey. I found a link to your blog on Pinterest, while pinning pins to my Type 2 board. :)I love your blog, all of it, not just the DYT! I began my DYT journey over a year ago. It took me that long to dig through everything I had done to cover who I really was, and why I had covered who I really was for practically the whole of my life. I was SO shocked (and I will admit a bit dismayed)to learn that I was a Type 2. I literally went through ALL the types, convinced that I could never ever be a T2. Ever. I was immediately drawn to Type 1 and figured because of that, and how I had operated for so long that T1 was most assuredly who I was. 🙂 I loved the colors for the Type 3’s, but my energy was just not there. I tried on Type 4 for a bit, but while the lower movement suited me, I felt too rigid and cold. Type 2 was not even an option because it was boring, and mopy, and blah. lol The root of all of it? I was afraid of being invisible if I was myself. If I gave into my quiet observant nature and was as soft on the outside as I felt on the inside, I would end up more wounded than I had been and just remain there. I come from a family of 3’s and 4’s. I am the oldest of three children and it was just not an option to hide behind Mom’s legs. I learned very early on that if i wanted to be heard and have my needs met emotionally then I had to be more like them. Soft and subtle is not respected or thought of as much in my family. My whole life has been spent trying to be seen and heard, and you want to know something? It did not help one single bit. I was always anxious, feeling worn out and overwhelmed, and was chronically depressed. I am still learning how to move in my true energy, soft and subtle. I will say this, my heart feels more free than it has ever. I am no longer ashamed of how deeply I feel things, of my methodical flowing nature, or of my need to go at a slower pace. I more easily express to people when my heart has been hurt, or if I need to slow down, and I am being heard and seen in a way that I never was before. 🙂 It is really beautiful.

    • What a beautiful story of you DYT journey, Michelle! Thank you for sharing it! I can definitely relate to the feeling of wanting to be more like the other types, and it’s such a wonderful experience now to be able to accept and embrace the beauty of having a Type 2 nature 🙂

  2. Thank you for your posts on this site. I too am a type 2 and am having trouble feeling like I have enough information to really decide and commit to it. I thought type 2 wasn’t strong enough but I now see it’s beautiful! Thanks for moving me closer to the real me.

    • It took me a while to get the the point of feeling like I had enough information, too, which actually is very common for Type 2s! I’ve heard people refer to Type 2 energy as a subtle strength or a soft strength. It might not be as obviously strong at first glance as some of the other types, but there’s a subtle and steady strength to the Type 2 energy. Thanks for reading, and I’m so glad it was helpful!

  3. I’ve so enjoyed reading all the posts you’ve written about your DYT journey, but I’m especially grateful for this one. I am also a dominant 2 with secondary 4 energy and I really appreciated your comments about procrastination. This is something I’ve struggled with endlessly and I tend to beat myself up for it, so being able to look at this habit in a new, gentler light is so helpful.

  4. I am also type 2, with 4 secondary.. I only struggle with the ruffly or lacy clothing, it doesn’t feel like me. Soft fabrics, muted tones, and flowy fabircs are appealing. I find that my type 4 more structured side comes into play more than not. I am drawn to simple and clean lines. But feminine styles I love I only don’t always love they way they fit my athletic build. Those are my struggles With the type 2 life style, but my energy is definitely in line with soft and subtle energy. I have almost replaced all the type 3 and 1 clothing that I bought so much of. Why I did that …. I don’t know!?! 🙂

    • I feel the same way about clothing that’s too ruffly. I love lace, and I love the flowy fabrics and design lines, but if there are too many ruffles or if they aren’t balanced with enough structure, then something feels off.

  5. I also found you on Pinterest while looking for Type 2 pins. I am a Type 2 with type 4 as my secondary – just like you and a couple of other commenters. The procrastination point really resonated with me as well. I’m also into health just like you are.

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