As my friend Justin Bieber once said ‘You should go and love yourself’ and this is exactly what I want to address in this blog post. This post is a little different from my usual fashion and beauty posts but I feel like it is quite important. Body image is something that so many people struggle with and even when people are ‘healthy’ they still don’t feel comfortable in themselves.
Being a teenager, I’ve experienced this a lot. I hope that one person reading this can relate and possibly I could even help them. Whenever I think about eating disorders and body image I always think ‘what makes someone ‘beautiful’ and how does Body Mass Index determine our whole lives?
Unfortunately, with social media and models, there are so many people that young teenagers compare themselves to. But the main point is, everyone’s height, weight and body shape is different and this is exactly the same as saying that everyone’s personality is different and that no ones finger print is the same either. We are all individuals that have been made differently for a reason so why should we try to look like someone else? Also, how boring would the world be if we all looked the same?
So this brings me onto being confident and happy in yourself. Of course, this is a lot easier said than done however, as long as you are confident within yourself, you know that this is your body and that NO ONE is perfect then you can be confident and happy. If you are happy with how you look then this will shine out of you (very cheesy, but true).
One of the most important things to do is surround yourself with people who love you for who you are and if you love you for who you are then screw what anyone else thinks! If you have good thoughts and as cheesy as it sounds ‘send out good vibes’ then what do you have to worry about?
My end thought that I would like to leave with you all is, we are all different and there is a reason for that. Don’t compare yourself because why would you want to be the same as someone else? As long as you are happy in your skin and know that literally no human on this Earth is perfect then that is all that matters.
Be your own kind of beautiful