Loving You In A Photoshopped World

Happy Monday babes! It’s #3 in my body-positivity series, second to last, and today’s is written by Molly from Molly on the Move! This week, she’s talking all about confidence in a world full of photoshop and seemingly perfect models. I think this is such an important issue, because we see beauty and fashion through magazines, TV shows, and runways (aka unreal). Give Molly some love on Instagram and Facebook! Thanks for reading loves <3 

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{just look at how cute she is! also, i’ve never seen a truer shirt}

Confidence strikes me as such an attractive quality in others. Those around you can sense it, people want to be around someone who exudes confidence, and someone with confidence doesn’t spend time worrying about how they come across to everyone else. As I have come to not only discover who I truly am and what I’m passionate about, but also grown confident in who that person is, I’ve seen a radical change in my self-confidence and how I view myself.

Unfortunately, loving ourselves in this day and age is not the easiest task. With reality tv stars, models plastered on magazine covers and billboards, and leading actresses stealing the limelight and our attention, they’re also skewing our views of what beautiful is. Society has started to see beauty in a Photoshopped, only stick-thin type of way, and when majority of us don’t fit that standard, we lose our self-confidence. Because we are so used to seeing beautiful in only one way, it has started to negatively affect us.

I wish that everyone could see that what is constantly pounded into our minds is NOT what defines beauty. Beauty is being yourself. Beauty is loving others. Beauty is accepting who you are. Beauty comes from within and shines from the inside out. It’s not fair to compare ourselves to others who have a team to keep them in shape, style them, do their hair and makeup, as well as those who make sure photos grazing all covers are flawless. These women are beautiful, but it’s time we start to acknowledge that this is not the only type of beautiful.

If we focus on the positives and what we love about ourselves rather than what we can’t change, I believe we’ll start to notice a rise in how society views one another. It all starts with loving yourself first because then you have the power to spread that genuine love to others. We are stronger together, so stop putting others down and work on building each other up!

So ladies, I challenge you to stop comparing yourself to others because you were created perfectly in His image and there is no one else out there like you. And that is pretty incredible! So go show the world what you’ve got with that killer confidence.

XO,

Molly from Molly on the Move

Comments

  • Milan P

    This series has become my Monday motivation. Seriously! I love them and they’re so encouraging to read 💕

    • Lydia
      Milan P

      Aww, thank you so much Milan!

  • Jennifer Gilmore

    This is so encouraging! It’s so easy to feel less of a person when looking at others. Thank you for the upbuilfing reminders.

    http://Sassyteacherchic.com

    • Lydia
      Jennifer Gilmore

      Thank you for the lovely comment Jennifer!

  • Madeleine

    I am loving this series!! Thank you for the encouragement this morning. 🙂

    • Lydia
      Madeleine

      Thanks for the comment, Madeleine! Glad I/we could be of service 🙂

  • Taylor Aube

    Yay! Redheads unite 🙂 I love her message about positivity and confidence. They go hand in hand and without one you lack the other. Such inspiring words <3
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

    • Lydia
      Taylor Aube

      Didn’t she do a great job? I’ve been loving these series, it’s amazing being able to encourage gals through the internet!

  • sarah lindner

    Loving this beautiful reminder! You look so cute in that tee btw!
    xoxo
    Sarah
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

    • Lydia
      sarah lindner

      Thanks for the comment Sarah! The gal in the tee isn’t me, haha! That’s Molly (mollyonthemove.com), she was my guest blogger for this post 🙂

  • Abby Chhabra

    This is such an encouraging post! Thank you so much of reminding me to be confident, Molly! <3

    Abby xx
    http://www.marblelouslypetite.com

    • Lydia
      Abby Chhabra

      Thanks for the lovely comment Abby!

  • Krista Williams

    This post was so lovely, babe!

    This was my favorite part:

    If we focus on the positives and what we love about ourselves rather than what we can’t change, I believe we’ll start to notice a rise in how society views one another. It all starts with loving yourself first because then you have the power to spread that genuine love to others. We are stronger together, so stop putting others down and work on building each other up!

    Keep up the quality thoughtful posts – I love to read it.

    • Lydia
      Krista Williams

      Thanks Krista! Molly did such a great job!