Hiya to whoever is reading this,
I guess that’s the problem with Tumblr, Instagram and other social media sites; we are constantly being shown the “perfect lifestyle” or “life goals” and I don’t know about you guys, but that can be really destructive to your self-esteem.
Let me give you an example;
Just admit it, we’ve all watched a beauty vlogger’s videos before and thought “i really want to look really fit and be like them” or even worse “arrrgrhgrhgrhghrgrhgrhgrhgrhgrhr how come they look so effortlessly pretty all the time, whywhwywyhwyhwhwyhywhy” (cue ice-cream)
But the truth is, their normal life really isn’t that. Yeah sure, they always seem to post really artsy insta photos of their abnormally awesome lifestyle and “fitness progress” etc. the truth is though, they’re only showing you that “perfect” part of their life. The really edited bit that makes them seem to be better than people like me who wake up with a behead worse than a poodle in a washing machine (it’s a classy look).
And even though they seem to be on a rollercoaster that only goes up, the parts of their life that they don’t put on camera may be in pieces all around them.
It’s human nature to want to seem better than other people, stand out and impress, but sometimes, we judge ourselves too much and feel even worse as a result. I always pick on myself if I haven’t worked-out or I eat some junk-food, but lets face it, even Beyonce must fail at constantly eating healthily sometimes and SHE’S FLIPPING BEYONCE!
Anyway, everyone is their most beautiful when they’ve found a way to love themselves for what they are. Even if you do 100 squats everyday and gym-rat it up to the max, if you don’t love yourself (your personality and the basic things that make up “you”) before you start, then no matter if you lose weight or tone up, it’s not gonna make you instantly happy or feel any more confident.
If we all stopped buying into the whole thing of “perfection”, then i honestly think everyone would be much happier, as we’d learn to love ourselves for who we are, and not feel pressurised by other people to look a particular way.
If you guys have anything you want to add to this then comment below and I’m all for making more posts like this in the future, if you guys like this sort of thing. =)
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