You will hear endless messages at this time of year about how to perfect your body.
Perfect your body into an arbitrary society-imposed image of what’s considered “beautiful"!
But here’s the thing… that whole concept of “beauty” is make-believe. Our society 'invented' it. And you can choose whether to listen or not.
No matter what advertisers, magazines or social media portray - there is no one kind of beautiful.
There’s no specific age, weight, height or body shape that’s beautiful. All ages are beautiful. Just like all body types and shapes are beautiful.
It’s just a matter of recognising that beauty in you and appreciating it. Especially as you age and grow into who you’re meant to be.
So this year, we challenge you to tune out the messages of what “beauty” is supposed to be. And instead, focus on being your own kind of beautiful.
Being positive about your body (or anything for that matter) is so much easier when you surround yourself with positive people.
Spread the word… be your own kind of beautiful.
So this year, try encouraging your friends to be positive about their bodies. So, they can encourage you.
If a friend is negative about her looks - compliment her on all the lovely parts of her body that she overlooks. Explain that there is no one version of beautiful.
Spread the word about body positivity. Talk about how being positive about yourself and your body will lead to a positive outlook on life.
Challenge your friends to join you in loving their own bodies and their lives.
Be a source of positivity to others, and they (hopefully) will do the same for you.
And no matter what ... remember that you are AMAZING!