Imagine a world where we loved how we looked just as we are. Crazy huh? How many companies wouldn’t exist if we weren’t always looking to change something about ourselves? Now, back to reality. We live in a world that is always changing. Trends change, seasons change, everything changes. What is considered the ideal body even changes. Nothing stays the same. How many hair trends and style trends have we all tried? So, so many.
I personally feel women are highly pressured to confirm to trends. I feel women are pressured to conform, hold a certain standard, stay young, be heard, but not overly heard, have long legs, have long eyelashes, etc. The list goes on and on. I also feel women can be their own worst critics. Are you guilty of looking at other women and thinking you want to look like her? I’ll admit I am. How many times have you looked in the mirror and found a flaw in the reflection or at the very least wanted to change a part of your body? My hand is raised right now. I’m so guilty.
Ladies, the time to love you is now. No more body hate, self hate, and negative talk. Look in the mirror and love you for what you are! Embrace every part of you the world says is not ideal. There is no such thing as ideal. Everyone has something beautiful about them both inside and out. Be your version of ideal. Love your lumps, bumps, or whatever the world says is a flaw. Be your own kind of flawless! Be bold! Be brave! Be beautiful! I don’t care what your size or shape is. Work what you’ve got girl!
So many girls want to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain weight. If you have a weight goal make that goal about being healthy instead of a beauty standard. Enjoy the journey you’re on no matter what journey it is. If you have a part of you that just makes you miserable find a part of you that makes you happy. I’m challenging you to sop being body negative and be body positive. There are so many beautiful women in the world of all shapes and sizes! Let your beautiful light shine from the inside out.
I’ve been thinking lately, would I want someone else to feel how I feel? Or, would I talk to someone else how I talk to myself? No. I’m not about dragging people down. Then why on Earth would anyone talk down to themselves? We make internal communications that become habit. Let’s break the habit and start a body loving movement ladies!