What does true beauty mean to you?
If you’re reading this blog post, you need to listen to me and listen carefully. What I’m about to tell you isn’t just for girls and women, it’s also for the boys and men. I’m just going to dive in today because I’m on fire about this topic!
Any images you see in magazines, online, billboards and even social media is the world telling you what beauty is. Photoshop and stretching apps to make you look thinner and taller in blog posts and Instagram is omg #goals or #legsfordays. It’s apps like these that blur the line between fantasy and reality and create insecurity.
The comparing you’re doing needs to stop because you’re comparing yourself to bogus images of other people’s bodies.
There’s a reason why comparison is the thief of joy.
Beauty isn’t about having muscles or being skinny. Your beautiful smile and heart is enough. True beauty isn’t about being tan, tall, dark and handsome either. Your past also doesn’t matter because that’s not where true beauty comes from. True beauty isn’t about money or having riches. Your personality? That’s true beauty that this world needs.
We’re all insecure. It’s normal. I’ve battled my insecurity by loving myself, my little quirks and embracing every part of who I am.
If you’re still learning to love yourself, do two things for yourself. First of all, watch this video below. Next, read the book called Loveability.
Finally, do something for yourself everyday. Whether it’s a facial, a mani/pedi or an extra nap, do something for yourself because you deserve it.
What you and everybody ought to know is that makeup definitely doesn’t define true beauty either. This is coming from a beauty junkie too, ha! What I’m saying is that it’s okay to love makeup, but not be defined by it. That’s why I shared the video above because it’s what you need to see.
You are a true beauty just the way you are. If you know that you’re beautiful, just realize that since God made you, His feelings are mutual.
It’s true. Your beauty and worth is indisputable because you, my darling, you are beautiful.
What does true beauty mean to you? To me, it means embracing who you are and being comfortable in your own skin to not care about what others think about you.
*You can read details of this experiment on Lernert & Sander’s website.
Image via Shay Cochrane