In today’s generation it seems the media paints an image in our minds of how men and women are supposed to look. Our skin is supposed to be flawless. Our body is supposed to be in perfect shape. We are supposed to look like we walked out of a magazine every single day. Well that’s not reality! Most of us don’t have flawless skin, our bodies are different shapes and sizes, and we don’t have the greatest hairstyle or perfect makeup done 24/7. The reason those men and women look like they’re perfect is because they have money and/or Photoshop. Do you think they would look like that if they were just ‘normal’ people you see in your everyday life? We focus more on how everyone else looks and how we wish we had “her body” or “his unblemished skin” and we forget our own beauty. We have to stop letting an image on T.V or in a magazine take over how we see ourselves in a mirror. Everyone is beautiful in his or her own unique way. That’s what makes us one of a kind.
Everyday, I battle self-confidence. I look in the mirror at times, hating what I see. The reason being is because I think and feel I should look like something I’m not. I think if I look that way, I just might be able to find that guy who loves me, someone who actually pictures himself lucky to have me in his life, not always trying to go for the best next thing. The next best thing in “looks” that is. What about inner beauty? Our personality and traits that make us who we are should really be what that guy looks for in finding the “perfect girl” to love. Remember this… no matter who we cross paths with in life, there will always be someone out there that looks better. We just have to learn how to accept what we see and feel the incredible beatify inside. Guess what…we can actually control the “inner beauty” as much or more than that “outer beauty” by changing our attitude and showing the world the positivity everyone loves to be around. For some of us it’s easier said than done. However, I believe with some encouragement and a reminder that our insecurities are just thoughts that we developed from past traumas, rejection, loneliness, etc., and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up every time we look at our reflection. We need to learn how to ignore the negativity that society brings to our self-image because we are all imperfect and that’s the beauty of it.