There’s no other way to say it, but we humans place a lot of emphasis on beauty. Regardless of how subjective it is.
We do many strange things to keep up with these young and beautiful models/celebrities/influencers.
We wax our bodies, pull our faces, slather different creams on each body part, and pay for cosmetic surgery. All to have an impact on how we view ourselves.
And how we want others to view us.
We all want to look and FEEL beautiful like the movie stars. We think we’ll finally be confident if we are. So then, is it not true that we can get Social Anxiety when we feel like we’re not meeting our own expectations of being beautiful?
The perception you have of yourself has been shaped after years of experiences and run-ins with all types of people. And it’s not static.
We all have ups and downs when it comes to how we feel about our looks. Some days are better than others, but overall, we’re aware of where we land within the beauty range. Again, even if it’s subjective and fallible.
Beauty impacts us all differently, but at the end of the day, we’re all shaped by the thoughts that come with it and the stories we create around it.
If you’re running into this challenge, of not being able to overlook the whole concept of beauty and what your expectations are of yourself in relation to it, I want to give you three things to think about. I wish I knew these things when I was younger, in order to spare myself unnecessary pain and suffering. I allowed too many people to have a say in how I see myself, spurring extremely low confidence for many years. I’m still recovering from those days. That’s how much of an impact it had on my social anxiety.