Posted on Apr 06, 2009 | Comments 0
Women are often too hard on themselves.
Many women often flip through beauty magazines wishing they looked like the stick-thin, size-zero models that constantly are found within the pages.
The unfortunate results are that women feel not up to the ideal. [Improve appearance]
What is bizarre about this is that the average woman is a size 14, not a size zero.
Despite this, many women Iâ€™ve come across still have that image of imperfection in their heads. This is a type of perfection that is basically arbitrary and not based on anything outside our societyâ€™s expectations.
True beauty involves a lot more than standing in front of a mirror with a brush. True beauty is the look of confidence and self-esteem that certain women show. [How to be confident]
Recycle all those beauty magazines. That unrealistic body image will only cause you to forget that the female body belongs to the female owner, not everyone else.
Every year, thousands of women have plastic surgery just so they can look like anyone other than themselves. Vanity wasnâ€™t made a deadly sin for nothing.
Next time you consider plastic surgery or see someone who has it, remember this: these people are clones of another body image. Remember this, also: beauty fades, but the part of you inside never does.
Go out in the world and make people smile and laugh. Be genuine with your feelings and all your beauty will radiate from within.
If your self-esteem is still low, a little more work may need to be done [Building self esteem]. Instead of standing in front of the mirror obsessing over that Ghirardelli, learn to love that chocolate candy.
See it as reward for all your accomplishments throughout the day. Did you make someone smile? Did you help seal a multi-million dollar budgeting deal?
Did you break your habit of not using your turn signal? Go ahead; love chocolate. If you feel guilty, make it dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has antioxidants that help protect against cancer.
Learn to love yourself. Your body is beautiful and so is your mind and soul. What matters is attitude, sass, and an enjoyment for life that makes a woman sexy, not her figure.
Stand in front of the mirror and smile. Have fun with yourself. The longer you do this, the more you wonâ€™t see imperfections, but the perfections that are you. Every real person has the imperfections.
Everyone has a part of their body that they donâ€™t like. But youâ€™re not just that one part of you. Think of yourself as a whole. Hold your head high and say to yourself â€œIâ€™m beautiful! Iâ€™m a goddess!â€ Now chant this in your head as you step outside into the world.
Confidence is the only word you need to survive. Confidence can completely change your life for the better.
Every day, practice one of these aforementioned exercises until loving and accepting yourself becomes the first-and-foremost thought on your mind. When you can say you love yourself, you have become a truly beautiful woman.
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