Sunday, 5 April 2015

Advice|| Beating Body Image Issues

Many people suffer with confidence issues and self-esteem, particularly when it comes to their size or weight. There is so much pressure within today's society that leads to the majority of people feeling as though they have to look a certain way to be 'perfect' or 'beautiful'. It is made to seem that if we are not a size 0 that we are not worthy of love or appreciation, when in actual fact, that is not the case.
 
Regardless of your weight, measurements, height or the amount of food you consume, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Whether you are a size 6, or a size 24, you should not let that affect your confidence levels. What you think of yourself is so much more important than the way other people see you. We are all different. No two people are exactly the same, inside and out. Some people are naturally slim, due to their metabolism or their genes, and some people are naturally curvier as they may have a slower metabolism or they may simply struggle to loose weight. That is 100% fine. Nobody should feel the need to starve themselves, or make themselves poorly just due to the media and society.
 
Social media has become a huge part of everybody's lives during recent years. We all get so caught up in sites such as Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook that we face an extreme amount of pressure when it comes to our weight and the way we look. There are millions of photos of 'tumblr girls' who supposedly are 'the definition of perfection'. This is NOT true. You don't have to look a certain way to be beautiful. Everybody is equally beautiful in their own way. Every single human being. Society is the ugly one, not you. Unrealistic photographs are being portrayed as 'perfection'.
 
In reality, there is no such thing as 'perfect' or 'perfection'. It does not exist, nor should we want it too. Who has the right to decide what is beautiful, and what is not? In my opinion, different is beautiful.
 
Ultimately, photo shopping alters people's minds and perceptions of beauty and self confidence. Everyone believes that the people or celebrities that we see in magazines are perfect. We don't often think about how much makeup and editing goes into the final photos that are printed and published all over the press. Technology is an incredibly powerful creation, and it can trick your mind so easily. Photo editing isn't just in magazines though. It's on the TV, videos, websites and everywhere else. This is an unethical and extremely serious issue, not to mention fake advertising.
 
What we see in the media, and what we may think is 'normal' and 'inspirational' is anything but that. It is deadly and frighteningly fake. Your reflection does not define your self-worth. Real is far more beautiful than edited. So, eat what you want, wear what you want, and look how you want. Don't let society or any other person tell you otherwise. You should flaunt your figure. You only get one body, so look after it, and embrace it. Don't wish to be anyone but yourself. Don't try to fit the media or society's standards. Whatever your size, and however you look, be proud of who you are!
 
Remember that you are beautiful, and you are unique. The more of us there is talking about this issue, the more people will become aware of the distortion and editing that is controlling our perceptions.
 
So, stay true to yourself, be who YOU want to be, and most importantly, ignore society's views.
 
 
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  1. loved this Jade, can't wait for more of your posts, I'm sure they'll all be amazing,
    love,
    Emma C xxx

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    1. Thank you so much my lovely! It means a lot :)

      Jade xxx

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