The Self Report: Beauty Talk
Beauty talk — body beauty that is. There are three topics every young women must understand. The first — seeing beauty in every skin color, second — erasing the fear of ‘fat,’ and three — why you need to stop thinking you’re ugly.
Beauty in Every Skin Color
Erasing the Fear of ‘Fat’
Stop Thinking You’re Ugly
Oh, I will comment on a girl’s photo saying she’s beautiful or stunning, but there should be no standards to beauty. We should be building up our self-esteems and others around us. Imagine what she would be like if her inner voice of criticism was taken away? She’d be more confident than ever, she’d be embracing her beauty, she’d be working on her heart and soul. That inner voice takes up a lot of time and confidence that we wish we had.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t change your body — you’re more than welcome to work on your future self. If you believe your future self will be so and so amount of weight or so and so shape, and you start today to work on it, girl, I will cheer you on! Similarly to a work ethic, start today for your future self to be grateful you did. Every girl wants to change something about her body shape or size, and many, many people hit the gym or eat differently or spray tan to do so. I am not any different — but I want you to get rid of calling yourself fat or ugly. Reclaiming yourself can be such a gorgeous act of self love and it can be anything from weight loss or gain, surgery, tattoos, or even just getting lash extensions.
I wrote about the Five Minute Journal before, about how if you repeat your affirmations over and over (especially if in the mirror) it will begin to happen, you will begin to not only believe it but do it and become it. Just the same with if you keep calling yourself ugly or fat, you will keep hurting yourself with such hurtful words.