And, this worries me.
So, what makes you beautiful?
Aesthetically you may rate as as 4 or a 10? Who knows?
And yes I would be lying if I said that aesthetics don’t come into play.
They do. However, I have seen really aesthetically pleasing people that are just not beautiful.
Beauty comes from your heart.
Beauty comes from self belief.
Beauty comes from the way you hold yourself.
Beauty comes from your self confidence.
Beauty comes from deep within you.
As I said, I won’t discount aesthetics. Yes, a symmetrical face is pleasing to the eye. But, BUT what is more pleasing is self belief and self confidence.
What if you suffer from lack of self belief and self confidence? How do you build that up?
Here are a few things I would recommend:
- Think about things you’re good at
Everyone has things they are good at. What would your best friend say about you? What would your boss say about you? What would your partner say about you? Everyone has strengths and talents, what are yours? Pretend you’re them and write them down. Recognising what you’re good at and trying to build on those things can be a really valuable way of building confidence in your own abilities.
- Set some goals
Set some personal goals and aim to achieve them. They don’t have to be big goals; they can even be things like starting Yoga or raising money for someone that may need it, or just something you have been putting off for a long time. Just little things that can be ticked off a list and help you gain self-confidence in your ability to get stuff done.
- Positive Self Talk
You’re never going to feel confident if you have a negative commentary running through your mind telling you you’re no good. Think about your self-talk and how that might be affecting your self-confidence. Go back to step 1 and re-read that list. Put it up on the fridge and look at it often. Turn your negative self-talk around, turn it into positive affirmations.
- Look at what you’ve already achieved
Sometimes it can be easy to focus on what you haven’t done. It’s easy to lose confidence if you feel like you haven’t achieved anything. Focusing on stuff you have done, big or small, can help you gain perspective on all your talents and abilities.
- Get passionate about something
Try to find something that you’re really passionate about. Do you like organising events and people? what about volunteering for your school fete or some community event. Think of some of the stuff you’re really interested in and commit yourself to giving it a go. Finding stuff that you’re passionate about will help you find stuff that you’re good at. Chances are, if you’re interested or passionate about a certain subject you’re likely to be good at it as well.
So tell me, what do you think makes a human beautiful?