Being a part of the Instagram generation, have you ever felt that your body is not beautiful or worthy enough to get adoration from viewers? Have you ever felt judged just because of your physical appearance?
Dear woman, not only you, most of us are dealing with body insecurities. These concerns may be a result of our culture, societal standards, unrealistic beauty standards, or even our upbringing and how we were taught to view ourselves.
Our perception of ourselves is frequently shaped by those closest to us such as friends and colleagues and nowadays by the influencers over social media platforms. As we get older, our fears become more visible as we find it difficult to adjust ourselves within society’s definition of beauty.
Often I have noticed a discussion revolving around the bodyweight of a woman. We are instructed to eat less or in some cases to eat more. People often take charge and tell us what to wear, how to behave, and what is most appropriate. And we impulsively accept them to feel validated and accepted in society.
Don’t you think it is high time to put an end to the so-called societal unrealistic beauty standards? Every woman irrespective of complexion, body type, weight, and height is beautiful and has the right to feel beautiful.
The first step to overcome our body insecurities starts within ourselves. Learn to accept yourself, embrace your true identity and make sure that you won’t feel ashamed or apologetic for what or who you are. Do not carry the burden of beauty standards in which you find difficult to fit into. Spend your time in self-study to realise your true potential. Practice self-love and let go of all the negative influences that affect how you view yourself. Remember your magnitude is beyond your physical appearance.
Stop comparing yourselves with others. None of your body parts are your enemy. Not even your scars, stretch marks, grey hairs, fat tummy, small or saggy boobs. Stop saying, “I would have appeared beautiful if I had something.” Embrace mindfulness that instills power, peace, compassion, forgiveness and love within us. We will begin to illuminate inner beauty that goes beyond the expectations that society places on us.
Accept the imperfections and flaws confidently because it uniquely defines who we are and we should be proud of that! Let us be comfortable in our own skin and acknowledge that we all are beautiful in our own ways.
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