Women’s fashion and beauty standards have changed throughout the years. We have become more empowered in every sense of the word. Clothes and fashion are just one aspect because women have started to raise their voice even in business. All of this makes us push hard and try every day to become our dream woman. Some advice can’t hurt, so if you are looking for inspiration or motivation, keep on reading.
Don’t fit into patterns
One of the ways we engage in social interaction is by being a part of a group or sharing the same interests. Although that is a valid way of making friendships, sometimes we get so confused that we no longer recognize our true selves. This is where not fitting in patterns comes in. You should always strive to be exactly who you are, no matter what that entails. You may like drinking beer straight from the bottle or watching football, and while that isn’t something considered as a female pastime, you should none the less stick to it. It may sound like a cliché, but there will always be people who will love you for who you are. Besides, what makes us so beautiful as human beings are precisely the differences, so wear yours proudly.
Learn to love your body
There have been a lot of movements about women’s bodies in the last couple of years. They all deal with body positivity, which has certainly changed the lives of many girls and women all over the world. Not that long ago, curvy women were not considered the paragon of beauty, but times have changed now. The hourglass figure has become the most desired one, so if you are one of the lucky girls who have it, don’t be ashamed to show it off.
When choosing a wardrobe or underwear, you should make sure they are comfortable and made of natural materials because it will make you more confident. Also, choose clothes that are right for your body type, but don’t let them discourage you. Plus size swimwear, for example, is designed in such a way to perfectly emphasize your curves, and make you look beautiful. So, don’t mind the labels, rather, flaunt your body in a swimsuit this summer, don’t hide it under loose clothes.
Embrace cellulite and stretch marks
If you’ve opened Instagram or any magazine recently, you have certainly seen pictures of women proudly showing their legs with cellulite or stretch marks. Women have finally started not being ashamed of the nature of their bodies, especially after giving birth. Your body goes through a lot of changes during your life, and those “scars” that you hated are a reminder of something you went through. Either having a baby or losing a lot of weight, it doesn’t matter, they are a sign of your progress. After all, even the fittest athletes have it, which is telling enough about the naturalness of it.
Train your mind to think positive thoughts
Staying positive on a daily basis is challenging, however, we should do it as much as we can. For starters, it is important to find a circle of people you feel comfortable around and who inspire you to achieve great things. It is much easier to make progress that way. An additional important thing is to change your own mindset. Learn to find something positive in every situation and learn from it. That way, you become a strong, independent and mature person.
Although it may sound silly, doing a superwoman pose before an important meeting, interview or work day is proved to make you feel more secure and confident, as well as reduce anxiety. So, there you have it, simple yet effective.
Don’t compare yourself
It is in human nature to compare our looks, jobs, families, partners and much more, but we don’t realize how bad it is for our mental health. There is a perfect quote that circulates around the internet and explains just that: “Another woman’s beauty is not the absence of your own.” We need to learn to appreciate someone else’s success and beauty without undermining ours. Everybody goes at their own pace, and you have to accept that and learn to cherish what you have and where you are in life. Your life journey is just yours, and you are doing the best you can; that’s a fact.
You have probably heard a lot of those things before, but they are not just a phrase, they are the truth. When you think about it deeply, it is only normal to feel and think that way. By trying these steps, you will learn to love yourself and will be proud of the woman you have become.
Guest Author Bio:
Sophia Smith is Australian-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.