Stop shaming yourself

Today I am sharing an article that is doing the rounds on social media. There might be hundred things wrong with us but celebrate those and start becoming comfortable with who you are, instead of aspiring to be flawless.

My Favourite bits from the article:

“We’ve been taught that women need to be flawless even when our flawlessness is wildly implausible.

I’ve said it before, and I will keep saying it: It takes an army, a lot of money, and an incredible amount of time to make a female celebrity look the way she does when you see her. It isn’t realistic, and it isn’t anything to aspire to.

Aspire, instead, to giving your body as much sleep as it needs. Aspire to finding a form of exercise that’s actually fun for you to do. Aspire to knowing your body and how to live well in it.

Aspire to confidence. Aspire to feeling pretty and carefree and happy, without needing to look any specific way.

And the next time you see a 13-year-old girl gazing wistfully at a blemish-free, shiny-haired Bollywood actress on a magazine cover, bust the myth of flawlessness for her.

Tell her how beautiful she is. Praise her smile or her laugh or her mind or her gait.

Don’t let her grow up believing that she’s flawed, or that there’s anything she’s lacking for looking different from a woman on a billboard. Don’t let her hold herself to a standard that’s too high, even for the women onthe billboards.

Tell her I definitely didn’t wake up like this. She won’t either. And that’s totally, completely fine.”

You can read the whole article if you click on the link below:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/sonamkapoor/i-didnt-wake-up-like-this?utm_term=.euyZPoQ1aX#.cqljEYRKG0

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