Rethinking your beauty standards
When it comes to beauty in today’s society, there are extreme labels to what’s considered true “beauty”.
There’s this idealized expectation of what beauty looks like. Women are portrayed to have very delicate features, an hourglass figure, and long straight hair. Men are portrayed as having strong chiseled facial features, muscular physique, and height that can reach the stars (okay not really but you get the point).
The reality is, these “standards of beauty” that society sets as the norm just don’t make sense.
Who is society to dictate how we should look and/or what should be considered beautiful?
While there are some people who fit this description, it simply isn't representative of the majority. We differ on so many levels from height, weight, eye color, and the list goes on. So who is society to dictate how we should look and/or what should be considered beautiful? Being able to have a healthy but open mindset when it comes to understanding beauty standards is very important.
Practice embracing YOUR beauty more rather than idolizing what society wants you to embrace.
To be able to look at yourself, see all the varied features you have, and truly feel confident says a lot about your self esteem and how proud you are. Treat yourself, your looks, and your body as a sacred element that only you can cherish. Spend less time fixating on what you could change about yourself and more time celebrating what you already have.
Positive affirmations help too! It may sound slightly vain but look at yourself in the mirror daily.
Treat yourself, your looks, and your body as a sacred element that only you can cherish.
Look at all of you and practice pinpointing different areas of yourself that you want to celebrate. For all those “flaws” you may not be so happy with, pick those out and say “I really love my _______ today and everyday”. I promise you the more you learn to manifest positive affirmations to those areas, the sooner you start wondering why you didn’t embrace them in the first place. Love yourself more! Compliment yourself. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful, and that includes YOU!