22.9.18

THOUGHTS LATELY • BATTLING BODY CONFIDENCE, LOVING YOURSELF ETC


It's a Sunday evening, you're scrolling through Missguided website or any other clothing site you fancy, and you think to yourself, hmm why can't I look like that? I'm never going to be as perfect as that model! The reality is, nobody is perfect! Our imperfections are our perfections. So, let's go on to talk about maintaining body positivity....

I have had so much running through my mind lately and so I thought what better way than to share all this brain dump in to a blogpost and let it out this way. There has been a LOT of stuff going on, stress, body image issues, feeling less confident and even boy trouble. We all have our down day's and should be allowed to open up and just let it all out sometimes...

I have been feeling less confident lately and just not giving myself enough recognition. Throughout the years, I have always felt less confident, as I have been that slightly larger than average girl, and that is frowned upon by many people in society. Although, there are so many other people coming out now and embracing their curves / thickness, it is still seen as some sort of an unhealthy obsession just scrolling down social media and staring at other peoples bodies, comparing yourselves to them and how you'll never be like them. But the thing is, you are unique, or should I say 'you-nique', which mean's you don't need to be looking like anybody else right? You should learn to love yourself, regardless of what anybody else's standards of perfection are going to be.


First of all, we as humans have this constant need to always look a certain way or be like a certain person. What we fail to realise is that we are already looking okay and working on our bodies, like a project.

Say for example, I hated how my body looked, and the way rolls would form on my belly or back, I would work on that by doing fat burning excercises every morning. Right? Just like how our minds think of ourselves. If we see the bad we'll always think oh, I look ugly. Whereas, if you change that perspective on yourself and say actually, I'm looking good, I'm working on myself and I can do this! That way, you will automatically be doing what you need to do and achieving the goal in a healthy mindful manner.

Whether you're a plus size or an average size, you're still beautiful! Beauty doesn't come in any size. Body positivity can be gained through the way you want to see yourself. Slowly but surely you develop this image of yourself as being good, feeling good, and gaining the confidence that you deserve.

Personally, I have never really been very positive about my body. I am a size 14,16, sometimes 18 depending on stores sizing. I always tend to layer up or wear baggy clothes as I never really wanted to show myself. However, this is also what I feel comfortable in. When it comes to body positivity you have got to think of your comfort zone as well. Don't let anyone pressure you in to thinking you have to look or dress a certain way girls and boys. Be you and just stay true to you!

We are all on our own personal journey, whether that is through working out at the gym, or even just feeling good about yourself for once. I've learnt to give myself a break and stop being so hard on myself. After all, your body is the house you grew up in, so don't try and burn it down to the ground...

A while back I did a post on the realities of social media, and the ideology behind all these perfect lives and people. Feel free to check that out as ell using the link below...


I hope you enjoyed reading this and love yourself more, everyday. Leave a lovely comment down below letting me know your thoughts on body positivity....


•ROSEYGOLDBOX•

6 comments:

  1. 100% agree that we're all on our own journey to being where we want to be in terms of our body. I'm naturally quite thin and have been skinny shamed most of my life and there's nothing i can do to gain weight, it just doesn't happen. I've always hated it, always despised the fact im so thin but over the past year i've kind of learnt to live with it and accept myself for how i am and dressing to what suits me and how things make my body look good!

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    1. I am glad you agree and understand. I completely see it from your point of view as well, stay comfortable!x

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  2. Great post! It's something that most of us seem to struggle with which is crazy! Even when I "improve" something about myself (massive air quotes on that!!) I always find something new to be down about. Your post is so relatable! 💕

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    1. Thank you so much, and yes that is so true we will always seem to think we are not good enough! I am so glad you can relate too x

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  3. Loved this post! I'm really guilty of always finding something to dislike about myself, it's really important to just appreciate what you have sometimes instead. Confidence is key! <3

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    1. Thank you, as I am sure we all are, it most certainly is key!x

      FATIMAH • ROSEYGOLDBOX

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