Body image is a person’s perception of the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of their own body. Regardless of whether it is conscious or unconscious, we still are worried about if we are 'good enough'. It's time to acknowledge the fact that we will never be 'good enough' for anybody else.
Everybody has their own perception or definition of beauty and we are all unique in our own ways. The way celebrities look may be a major contributing factor as to what the perfect body type may be, but we all know that it isn't true, it’s too good to be true.
From our childhood, we are moulded into beings with varied definitions of beauty, but to internally realise your own definition of beauty and to realise that we are all beautiful, is the first step to acceptance. How we look at ourselves might be the primary guide to how we look at others.
Self-actualization and self-acceptance are two such beautiful journeys that we have to accomplish on their own. With body shaming and cyber bullying, there is a high need for body positivity.
Body positivity is acceptance yourself for who you are, regardless of your size, colour, shape and feeling comfortable in your own skin and accepting your flaws. Knowing your self-worth and treating yourself right is the way to love yourself and others around you. As simple as it may sound, it’s one of the hardest mental perceptions one has to combat.
Humans can be evil, they will but you down, try to rip your confidence apart, but who says you’re not perfect? We are all trying to be better than each other, but all we have to do is be better versions of ourselves. Fat, skinny, tall, short, hairy or dark. We are all flawed beings, imperfectly perfect and these flaws are what make us who we are. At the end of the day, we are all human. We fall in love with souls, not faces.
“People will always try to put you down; make you feel like you’re different. But when you make peace with the fact that you’re a little different and ask yourself so what if I am, you will realise that you are not weird. Not everyone’s the same and its okay. As you grow up you will realise that we are all unique and we should embrace our flaws. You need to develop a mental state of acceptance for peace and you will see the changed in your life” – Ashna Arif, Blog writer at thecrimsondream