I know what’s going through your mind, what on earth is she on about now. But believe it or not, this period of being “retired” as some call it, or unemployed by others, or as I like to call it, an extended vacation, really has given me a lot of time to think and reflect.
One of my biggest flaws for myself is my inability to say something positive about myself. I am constantly comparing myself to the girl next to me whether it be in a restaurant, in the gym or better on Instagram.
Let’s face it, the photos that are posted on social media daily are the ones we tend to compare our lives with. Let’s face it, we all scroll through social media and see someone with a good body and wish we had their body, or their life or whatever it may be, although with that being said, the more I’m beginning to realize the damaging effects that social media has on each and every one of us.
If you look around, we place our standards of beauty on what social media says it should be, and this is causing your plain Janes in society to feel like their not good enough if they don’t have a fake tan, or hair extensions, or eye lash extensions or the perfect body or branded clothing. I’m one of these girls, I’m surrounded by this idea of “beauty” on a daily basis and I’m constantly left feeling completely inadequate.
I know that when girls go “I’m fat” or “I’m not pretty”, people immediately say they seeking attention but what if we really feel that way, I say this because that’s how I feel.
Recently I’ve come to realize I’m always bashing myself down, looking in the mirror, telling myself I’m fat or I’m ugly, and it’s starting to take a serious toll on me as I’m constantly trying to find ways that I think will make me prettier, knowing the path I’m on can only lead to destruction.
I know I’m not the only one out there who feels this way and that’s why starting today I challenge you to look in the mirror and start to love who you are. Think about all the positives and stop pointing out everything that you believe is wrong with yourself. Sometimes natural beauty is more beautiful than any fake addition you add to yourself.
Today I’m making a change, and I’m going to stop wishing I had someone else’s body, or thinking that other girls are better than me because their prettier. I have started to realize that the right people will love me for me, and for each and every one of my flaws.
I challenge you to do the same!