Love your body

Beauty standards… People spend a lot of time, effort and patience to keep up with the standards, the so called “standards” imposed by the different means including media. And more often end up with desperate results.

Do we girls, need to be slim, fair and tall to meet the definition of “beauty”? (And similarly with a different set of definition for boys too)

Why are we going behind these unrealistic expectations as asked by Rashmi, Do You Wish For A Perfect Body?

I am not totally against makeovers. But it becomes dangerously obsessive when we can’t even believe in our own body. Just love our body as it is.

About

The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Love your body

  1. Puneet

    September 28, 2016 at 9:07am

    I agree with you. Media has just put false notions in our brains as to what a fit guy or girl should be. Pathetic.

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 2:07pm

      so true..media has got that power over us to drive us in their way.

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      • Puneet

        September 28, 2016 at 2:09pm

        And most of us do get brain washed. That’s the real deal

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          Akhila

          September 28, 2016 at 2:14pm

          and i was not at all an exception to this media brainwash till a few years ago..but now i can proudly say that , no ads can drive me..

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  2. elaine

    September 28, 2016 at 9:08am

    Good morning Akhila, It’s really a good thought… 🙂 Even I am not against makeover but it shouldn’t be without understanding or believing the beauty of yourself.

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 2:06pm

      good afternoon Elaine…i agree with you fully…

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          • elaine

            September 28, 2016 at 2:23pm

            ohh…ok ok..alla endhina ippo harthal?
            appo innu rest aano?

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            Akhila

            September 28, 2016 at 2:28pm

            to protest for police lathicharge against congress workers..something in connected with withdrawal of increased fee from medical self financing colleges..

          • elaine

            September 28, 2016 at 2:29pm

            ohh 🙁
            appo veetil armadham aano?

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  3. pawan35

    September 28, 2016 at 9:16am

    The only precious gift we are presented by is this body….. The most unique vehicle to carry the Soul which has to walk on journey of life.

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 2:05pm

      and we are misusing the precious gift with many fancy coatings. who knows by when these coatings are going to be cancerous..

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      • pawan35

        September 28, 2016 at 2:07pm

        Yes we are….. Actually we want happiness, love but we are busy searching them outside forgetting we need to look deep inside

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          Akhila

          September 28, 2016 at 2:10pm

          we are driven by some other forces, may be the outside world including media..they decide what we should do to fit in the world, to fit into the beauty standards, so on

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          • pawan35

            September 28, 2016 at 5:00pm

            Yes we are driven by other forces but we must have the control over ourselves and this is when we know who we are

  4. radhikasreflection

    September 28, 2016 at 9:22am

    Absolutely agree with you Akhila. Our body is the most amazing machine with a soul. The true beauty should reflect from within rather than the physical appearance!!

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 1:56pm

      well said Radhi..seems we are ignoring the fact that there are many factors deciding our beauty, like, our personality, talk, inner self etc.. and blindly we are trying to improve this physical appearance alone

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 1:43pm

      yes, Jacque.. i wish if all of us could think in that way

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  5. shilpamohan5

    September 28, 2016 at 1:19pm

    Exactly..I agree with you..ee topicil njn oru kavitha ezhuthiyirunnu chechee..bt ippo kayyil illa 🙁

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 1:42pm

      aa kavitha manassil undavum..thappiyedukku

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  6. Varsh

    September 28, 2016 at 1:53pm

    How else would people be able to sell their fancy gym equipment…ill-advised slimming and/or weight-gaining pills…fairness creams etc?
    All this bothered me once. Now it doesn’t. I am what I am. Health is necessary and should be looked after well. The rest is nonsense.

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 2:20pm

      fairness creams – go to hell
      there are many kinds steroids being sold in gym, medical shops and all. Who is bothered on the end results..it was there in yesterdays news too

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    Akhila

    September 28, 2016 at 2:03pm

    absolutely right.. we are living under a false image which makes us to strive for better physical appearance. It is okay to focus on better appearance, if it enhances your self confidence. But the point is the unnecessary expense, usage of evil products etc causing serious illness. So once we have control over that things might turn better.

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    Akhila

    September 28, 2016 at 2:15pm

    yayyy.. my post also happy now, as it could cheer your melanin .. but fats, keep an eye

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    Akhila

    September 28, 2016 at 2:21pm

    ha ha.. then, do measure and never let it improve..

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    Akhila

    September 28, 2016 at 2:29pm

    ya.. who knows whether these are causing serious issues..

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  11. Sonali@foodtravelandmakeup

    September 28, 2016 at 2:46pm

    wow…what a fabulous write up…i too agree with you being fat or slim,fair or dark,tall or short does not matter , ultimate beauty is the reflection of your soul and thoughts.

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  12. boundlessblessingsblog

    September 28, 2016 at 3:40pm

    “Just love our body as it is.” This last sentence of yours says everything in a nutshell Akhila. Love your body as it is. It is where our Divine dwells. A good write up and so true today we have been bombarded with various beauty items and that is making all of us mad and one is crazy with his or her own body.

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 4:11pm

      Thanks kamal…glad that you are not the one behind such killing ads

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      • boundlessblessingsblog

        September 28, 2016 at 4:58pm

        no not at all Akhila we need to learn to love ourselves first and not run after bodies that will perish in no time.

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      • boundlessblessingsblog

        September 28, 2016 at 4:59pm

        Hey Akhila I have nominated you for the Sunshine Bloggers Award do let me know if all is correct because I have done it for the first time.Take care.

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  13. prashantt

    September 28, 2016 at 3:58pm

    Satyavachan!! Agreed with you…i am also living with some scars over my face..haahaa ;p

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  14. Josh

    September 28, 2016 at 4:24pm

    Try to Keep a clean and healthy body!! 🙂 So That’s my mantra 🙂

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 10:49pm

      the best mantra.. agree with you fully

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  15. doodlessworld

    September 28, 2016 at 4:27pm

    First post i read of yours. And i am in love with it completely..
    following youfor more such posts.

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  16. kutukamus

    September 28, 2016 at 10:05pm

    This
    I can only agree

    Lady
    Love thy body
    And I shall love thee

    – a guy, me – 🙂

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      Akhila

      September 28, 2016 at 10:36pm

      have a great time..thanks for being here

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  18. Infinite Living

    September 28, 2016 at 11:05pm

    Beauty is when a lot of happiness shines on your face …the perfect body follows 🙂 Great post!

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      Akhila

      September 29, 2016 at 9:21am

      wow…that’s a nice thought… have a big smile dear..

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  19. 2ndhalfolife

    September 29, 2016 at 3:18am

    I was in a woman’s group years ago with women from ages 18 to 80. Not one except me probably had a good self image. What does this say?? In America anyway?? Ugh.

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      Akhila

      September 29, 2016 at 9:13am

      the sad side .. but you can be proud of yourself..

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  20. shifafawaz

    September 29, 2016 at 7:56am

    A good one! Every woman should know she doesn’t have to meet the standards set by the media or society to believe she’s beautiful..!

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      Akhila

      September 29, 2016 at 9:11am

      thanks shifa…you are absolutely right. and if we could believe this fact, no doubt upon the end of this evil’s ads..;)

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  21. Amit kumar

    September 29, 2016 at 2:24pm

    I always believe in my body…I am happy with how i look..

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      Akhila

      September 30, 2016 at 2:42pm

      thanks Amit…you are absolutely right and i am glad noticing your self confidence

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  23. MindandLifeMatters

    October 1, 2016 at 8:48am

    Thank you for posting this and spreading the awareness, Akhila! And thank you also for the pingback 🙂

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      Akhila

      October 2, 2016 at 8:16am

      thanks maniparna… i too loved it ” confidence and smile are the best make-ups”

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  24. Pinkspen

    December 9, 2016 at 11:18pm

    When I was younger, I put so much pressure on myself to look a certain way…I wore make-up daily…I just thought I had to look perfect all the time…constantly fixing my hair, my make-up, adjusting my clothes….its stressful being a woman in today’s pop culture. There is so much pressure on us to look a certain way. It takes a strong woman to challenge pop culture and love herself for the way she was made….beautiful! This is a great post!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!
    Please check out my post Beauty Is….I hope you enjoy! I would love your feedback!
    https://aladyhoodjourney.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/beauty-is/

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      Akhila

      December 10, 2016 at 2:06pm

      Thank you so much…will check your post soon.

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  25. Tooting Hustle

    April 5, 2017 at 4:00pm

    This is true and sad that we feel we have to conform to societies norms. I don’t think this is just an issue girls face, although we get much more media attention on the fact that girls can be more influenced by the media. It’s important that you stay healthy as opposed to look a certain way.

    If you have time, check out my lastest blog post at https://tootinghustle.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/embarrassing-moment/ and let m eknow what you think!

    Happy blogging x

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      Akhila

      April 5, 2017 at 4:18pm

      Ya..it’s not a girl issue alone.. media are affecting all up to certain extent..
      will read your post soon

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