Why is it so hard for us to look in the mirror and actually LOVE the reflection that looks back at you?
The beauty industry, dieting industry, media, commercials, etc... have spent BILLIONS of dollars trying to make sure that you hate the skin you are in. They point out your flaws and shove a miracle product in your face, with big promises to solve all of your problems and make you so incredibly happy if you buy what they are selling.
Example 1: (Guess what? Her photos were stolen by this product company! She did not use their products!)
Example 2: Body Shaming at the Super Market. Seeing magazine covers like this condition you to believe that having cellulite is bad, and therefore, we will do everything to prevent it or get rid of it.
So.... HOW DO WE FIGHT BACK?
HOW DO WE LOVE OUR FLAWS?
"Rule One - You will receive a body. Whether you love it or hate it, it's yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what's inside." By Cherie carter-scott "If Life is a Game, These are the Rules"
What does that mean exactly? It means that, comparing your body to someone else's is stealing your joy. It is stealing your happiness. Your body will NEVER look like hers. Or hers. (Unless you want to go under the knife). So, stop comparing yourself to others. Water your own grass. It will grow beautifully, if you pull the weeds, maintain the lawn, give it lots of water and love.
What If I told you that your flaws are actually your Super Powers?
It's true. If you remove your flaws, you remove the one thing that makes you unique, perfectly imperfect. So, figure out a way to FLIP IT.
I am a pretty outgoing person. It's who I am. And, I have been told that I am TOO LOUD. If I were quiet, people would think something is wrong with me. "Are you okay?"
Taking my flaw and being intentional about being TOO LOUD, allows me to be my authentic self, with no apologies. I am me. Plain and Simple.
I use my loud voice to communicate my message. I use it to cheer for my son in the stands. I use it to stand up for others.
When you look at others, what do you see?
Beauty? Kindness? Respect? Or do you focus on all of the things that bother you? Their annoyances? Awkwardness?
Chances are, you see WHO they are, instead of WHAT they look like.
Remember, that others likely see you in that same kind and loving way.
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE. ALWAYS ASSUME THE BEST about another person.
Hope you find this message with love.
If you need more body positivity in your life, consider taking my Body Image Boot Camp program, scheduled to begin on September 18th!
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