We are our own harshest critic. Critiquing ourselves with how we look seems to becoming more and more prevalent with social media sites increasing in numbers. We tend to compare ourselves with other’s posts. Filters have deceived our eyes with the reality that truly exists within each post. I know I am guilty of looking at another female’s picture wishing I could look so flawless like them. Comparing ourselves to others will always exist. We will always want a better physique, better skin, better hair, better makeup.
Human nature is competitive. That innate desire to be better revolves around Darwin’s natural selection theory, that we choose to select things for ourselves based off of our own survival. Appearance is one of the basic components to natural selection. It only makes sense that we want to appear a certain way to others and filters, angles, lighting tend to aid us in our “flawless” appearance.
I chose the year of 2018 to be the year of love. When you love yourself, you are able to accept more of who you are. When you love yourself, you are able to love who you are without makeup, without the perfect body, without the perfect hair. When you love yourself, you allow yourself to live more freely, creating more smiles within your day. When you love yourself, you are able to share your love with others creating healthy and happy relationships.
This new year, year 2018, be that spiritual being full of love and see the anew joy it brings you. Happy you, happy skin, happy life. Love.