Feeling like you have to change yourself to be beautiful is common due to societal pressure. It can be overwhelming, but it's important to remember that beauty standards shouldn't define your worth.
However, the truth is Sister, you are beautiful just the way you are. Really, you are!
It's easy to get caught up in the idea that there is a certain look or image that is considered beautiful. We see it in magazines, on social media, and in advertisements everywhere we look. But the reality is that beauty is subjective, and there is no one-size-fits-all definition of what makes a person beautiful.
When we try to change ourselves to fit into a certain mold of beauty, we are essentially denying our true selves. Don’t get us wrong, we love to put on a bit of lippy, to strut our stuff in a new pair of heels, and to get our nails done each month.
We know we don’t need to do these things to be accepted or loved. We understand that our uniqueness and differences are what make us beautiful, as Eleanor Roosevelt once said:
“Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one.”
When we embrace our natural selves, we are celebrating our individuality and acknowledging our intrinsic worth. We are saying that we don't need to change anything about ourselves in order to be beautiful, because we already are.
This however, is easier said than done. Yes, embracing our natural selves isn't always easy. It takes courage and strength to break free from the expectations that are put upon us as women.
Ahh but we have a secret. The key to embracing our natural self. A trick that works every time. What is it, we hear you say. Listen up Sister, this is a game changer.
Focus on your inner beauty!
Yep, that’s the way we can embrace ourselves just as we are. Write it down, underline it, highlight it with a bright orange marker. Focusing on what makes you uniquely you is the new black!
And so Sister, acknowledge your strengths, your talents, and your personality traits that make you special. Appreciate yourself for who you are, rather than for who you think you should be.
Consider these questions to discover what makes you, you!
Spend some time thinking about these questions and celebrate the person you see reflected in your answers.
We bet she is wonderful, talented and all kinds of strong.