Every decade the perception of beauty changes. It is not only about the style and clothes, but also about makeup. It is how your supposed to look to be considered “beautiful”, and many more things.
Remember when skinny jeans came into fashion after loving wide-leg jeans in the 00s? And now? It looks like we’re going back to the wide-leg jeans, and it’s been what? A decade.
The same applies to all the beauty standards. All of them are made-up and keep going in circles.
Who invents them? People, just like us. And it is our choice to live by them or not.
The 90s and 00s were the era of “the skinnier the better”. Now–to fit society’s standards of being a beautiful woman, you need curves and plumped lips.
We’ve grown so much in the past few years regarding what is considered beautiful. People around the world are becoming more and more accepting. We don’t discriminate by skin color, body type, and age. Finally, we might be heading in the right direction for not trying to fit everyone in the same box.
It’s all our duty to break down the stereotypes and so-called “beauty standards”.
How can we do that?
By accepting ourselves as we are and by learning to love every single curve and wrinkle in our body. If you want to change something in yourself and you are willing to do it–good for you. But if not–then it’s also ok.
Your body is your home. It literarily has been through EVERYTHING that you’ve experienced in your life, so you should be grateful and cherish and love your body with every passing year even more.
Your body is strong!
Our bodies change with age. It is perfectly natural not to feel your best every minute of every day. But there are things you can remind yourself of that will help you accept your body as it is.
Look at all the things you’ve been able to do in your lifetime. Have you been enjoying dancing? Been doing sports, extreme sports, travel places, enjoyed wild parties, had kids, and the list goes on. Everything has been possible because your body is STRONG.
It has been healthy enough for you to achieve so many great things. So, don’t forget to remind yourself of all that and remember that you are still going strong.
You might not climb a mountain as quickly as you did in your 20s or 30s, but you can still do it. And you can do these things in a smarter and healthier way than when you were young. So even if you don’t think your body doesn’t always fit into YOUR standard of beauty (cause that’s the only one that matters), remember how strong it is.
Your external appearance isn’t what makes you beautiful! It’s a part of you, but it’s not everything!
Learn to love every part of yourself!
We all have some parts of our bodies that we are not completely satisfied with but that is more the reason to work harder to try to appreciate them.
Your relationship with your body is the longest relationship you will have in your life. Your body is what keeps you alive, so you must work on your relationship with your body like you would do with a person.
You don’t need to love every inch of your body because it’s perfect. Nobody’s perfect. But you must love every inch of your body because it’s yours!
Why there are parts of your body that you don’t love? Is it because of society’s standards and perception of beauty or is it you?
Loving everything about yourself won’t come overnight. It’s a long process and you must be willing to work on your relationship with your body.
Tell your body you accept it. Tell your body you love it! Tell your body how grateful you are that you’re alive!
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