When you’re being your authentic self, you are actually making yourself more attractive.

You are so beautiful when you’re being you. I know you may not think it’s true, but you are.

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever scrolled through social media and started to compare yourself to some of the other ‘beautiful’ women that you saw? Did you start to get a little hard on yourself and wish you could look a little more like them? If you said yes to either of these questions, I really urge you to keep reading. Why? Because I know how it feels when other girls make you feel insecure. The worst part is, it’s by simply looking at a picture. I used to scroll through Instagram and compare myself to the point where I’d feel so horrible about myself. I realized that I didn’t have the tan skin, long hair, and small waist like the other girls. I began to become more and more insecure as I kept getting indulged into this social media world. It wasn’t until I began my journey of self-love and self-acceptance when I realized none of that really matters. Those are considered to be “attractive” qualities, but it doesn’t necessarily make someone beautiful.

So what does it even mean to be beautiful? Well to me, it means you are embracing your full self. To be beautiful means you are real, authentic, and completely you. You aren’t afraid to be different. You live life on your own terms and beat to the rhythm of your own drum. That is true beauty.



Others may have a completely different perspective as to what beauty is, and that is perfectly fine! One person might think someone is absolutely gorgeous, and another might find that person to be not so attractive. But which person is right? Honestly, they both are! There is no exact definition as to what we all believe is beautiful. So just be yourself and embrace who you are, and your true beauty will shine. If someone does not think you’re good looking, who cares? As long as you are being yourself, then you are being your own kind of beautiful and someone else will see it too.

If you want to feel beautiful, stop comparing yourself to others. You have to. You should only try to be better than the person that you were yesterday. Comparing yourself to others does us no good. You are never going to be that person, so stop wasting your time. Stop trying to be someone that you’re not, you have a beautiful you to be embracing! As I said, authenticity is beautiful. If you just be yourself, you are embracing the beautiful person that you really are.

You have to remember, at the end of the day, everyone is different. You have to accept and love yourself the way that you are in order to feel your best. Your true beauty will shine when you love and accept yourself for who you are.

So above all, here’s my advice. Be weird, be unique, be different, or be whatever else you want to call it. Just be happy with who you are because you are beautiful. And why is that? It’s because no one else is you or can be you and that is your power.

So go ahead, keep scrolling through social media, but this time do not compare, just adore all of these other beautiful women, because you’re one of them.

Author: Andrea Howell