There is so much expected of women these days. Big butts, small waists, fake smiles. It’s just too much pressure.
It can be so easy to get caught up in this rat race of “perfection”. Feeling like you’re not good enough, skinny enough, smart enough. I have seen it crush people into a deep depression.
We hear things like “guys won’t like you unless you have flawless skin and long, blonde hair.”
Our self worth is measured on the following equation:
# of guys that look at you x # of likes on IG = worthiness
Let me tell you, keeping up with these metrics is exhausting.
And if that wasn’t difficult enough, now the world expects you to be NATURALLY beautiful. You can’t try too hard or else you’re a fake bimbo. Makeup companies urge you to strive for that organic, untouched look as if you wake up every morning looking like a f*cking goddess.
We’ve lost touch with our values and the reasons behind our actions. Everything is based off of what everyone else is doing. Instead, we need to take a step back and decide whether we like the person we’ve become. We need to fall in love with ourselves again.
We need to start treating ourselves the way we want to be treated.
Think about the way you talk to yourself. Would you want your significant other to speak to you with such hatred and shame?
Think of the food you put in your body. Would you give a child that greasy hamburger you’re eating every night?
Then why the hell are you doing those things???
Once you start believing in yourself and taking action towards radical self-care, other people will follow. If you allow other people to treat you like crap, that is what you’ll get. Stop focusing so much on how others view the EXTERNAL you and start building yourself up on the inside.
People will come and go in your life, but the one person you’ll never get rid of is you. So you might as well start liking yourself!
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