Friday, June 29, 2012

A lot of my friends have recently been very upset by the way they look. I've seen their blog posts about how unhappy they are with their bodies, and I just wish there was something I could do to make them feel as beautiful as I think they are, you know?
And maybe it comes off a little hypocritical that I want to grab them and scream into their face, "you're beautiful, don't change a thing," when sometimes I have lows and feel like I'm the ugliest creature alive.
Of course, we're only human.
And luckily, as of lately, I've been feeling less and less bad about how I look.

Obviously I'm no expert on beauty, health, fitness, or whatever. But I know happiness like the back of my hand. So here are some of my tips to make sure you're the happiest you can be!

1. Look at yourself in the mirror and accept you for you.
Okay okay, so can be really hard for some people, but its a really important thing. Its hard to be happy and comfortable when you constantly are telling yourself to change. Hell, I used to think I was really fat and I hid myself behind large sweatshirts and pants, then I looked at myself one day and I was like "wait a aren't fat! Damn girl you sexy as hell!" (Okay maybe not to that extent, but you get the point.)
As a famous drag queen once said weekly on his reality TV show, "If you can't love yourself, how in the HELL are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here?"
Hint: RuPaul said it.
2. If you do want to change the way you look, set reasonable goals. Don't make yourself crazy.
Of course people want to change things about themselves, who doesn't? My roommate is skinny and fit, and I think she looks amazing, yet she still wants to change her body to have more curves. And girls I know with curves yearn to be thin. Unfortunately, many people wont be able to change the way they look that drastically (without surgery). So the best you can do is accept you for you, and make goals to look the best you can look.
I always wanted to be skinny, but I'm short and curvy, and its just not in my genetics to be tiny. Which is fine. I started losing weight, and now I think I look amazing, and even though I'm so far off from what I always initially wanted to look like, I'm happy.

3. Do not deprive yourself of anything.
You want to diet? Go for it. Who am I to stop you? Although personally, I think the word "diet" is nasty and sounds like a burden.
I think you should be able to eat whatever you want to, just as long as you do it in moderation. Its not that hard really. What is hard though, wanting something like cake and constantly telling yourself you can't have it. Seriously? Thats just cruel and unusual.

4. Take time out to do something you love.
As long as it isn't you know, super illegal. And I don't mean like drugs-illegal, I mean like, murder-spree-illegal. Cause thats not too cool.
But whatever you like, doesn't matter what it is. Like writing fan fiction smut? Write it! I do, its a blast. Like cosplay? Me too! How about doing economics homework? Because seriously, if you do, message me this class is kicking my butt.

5. Lastly, know someone cares about you.
Hell, I care about you and I might not even know you. Its always nice to know someone thinks highly of you.

And yeah, thats it.
Might not be much, but it was worth a shot.

Take care lovelies!
Loren ♥

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