Whether it's mile-long legs, "Michelle Obama arms", full lips, or a chocolatey skin tone, if I didn't know that I was beautiful, people are quick to remind me. In the age of social media, it's easy to forget that it's no one else's responsibility to remind us that we're beautiful. If beauty is only skin deep, it's all on you, so start with you. .
Stop trying to perfect things that you're told are unattractive or problematic. If you want to see change, get realistic about what it's going to take to make those changes happen while accepting the impossible. Perfection is impossible. .
The way you see yourself on the outside begins with how you view yourself on the inside: changing your mindset, your lifestyle, and truly loving yourself are the only ways you'll ever be comfortable with embracing your physical beauty. .
There's nothing wrong with receiving compliments, but how often have YOU really taken the time to truly appreciate the God-given body that you have? The minute I took the time to look in the mirror and appreciate my body, not criticizing or critiquing, not imagining more symmetry or perfection- but recognizing results of hard workouts, determination to build stamina, and putting more thought into eating things that make sense- that's when I was able to call myself beautiful. It is beautiful to watch your body go from sluggish and tired to energetic and glowing. It is beautiful to look strong, confident, and poised in a way that radiates from within. .
Beauty is a feeling, first and foremost. The outside really doesn't matter when you already feel gorgeous on the inside. .
This post is all about what we see on the outside, but the real question is HOW YOU FEELIN'? Link in bio!
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