For a long time now (and I mean quite a few years), I’ve sat on the idea of doing a blog. Every now and then I’ve gotten the itch to start one up, and rather than giving it a good old scratch I just keep sitting on it. But you know what that’s like… the itch never goes away by ignoring it!
I’m one of those people who get all worked up by popular buzz topics and trends I believe are damaging to people emotionally and mentally, and my poor hubby gets to hear all about it. I’m also one of those people that never attempt to do anything about it; mainly because I feel some problems are so big there’s not much I can do about it. So this is me, finally doing something.
I don’t expect to change the world but I can change some lives along the way.
In my profession as a Mindset Transformation Coach, as well as in my personal life, and from hours of social media scrolling (let’s be honest), it’s become obvious how many people are wasting their lives and potential trying to make themselves look like the next social media influencer. Sure, there is lots about make-up, hair, fashion etc. that are great fun and even confidence boosting for many women; but the problem is how seductive and addictive it all can be. It is easy to be sucked into a beauty black hole where you float around in the abyss trying so hard to get noticed that you completely lose sight of who you actually are.
Let’s face it, no one is going to die wishing they had of gotten more cosmetic surgery or learned how to contour and shade. And yet how much time and energy comparatively do we put into enhancing our outward appearance vs enhancing our mind, soul, and contribution? My guess is the scales are pretty tipped.
We live in a world where it is easy, and even encouraged, to change everything about your appearance that you’re not happy with. And while I’m not opposed to people choosing to do with their bodies whatever makes them feel happier, it is disappointing how few people put the same effort into changing the things about their character, habits or personality they also don’t like.
Look, we know this sort of thing is not a new problem; it’s an old problem, the present problem and most likely our future problem. As social media continues to solidify its power it can seem hopeless to change, but it’s not…we just need more empowered women to inspire their own circle of influence.
That’s why the Blog!
I wanted to create a platform where people can come and feel good about themselves rather than depressed about their seemingly lackluster lives and never good enough appearance. I wanted to create a platform that inspires in a real way, that addresses the real things we all face, that offers another perspective and focuses on real beauty.
LozJuly 2, 2018 at 9:34 am
I loved every second of reading! I had many loud laughs annoying Rhys on the couch and also found my self getting all ghetto with the mmm-hmm agreement to everything you said. So proud of you sunshine will be encouraging everyone to read these messages of empowerment and refreshing truth! X
Real Talk Raw BeautyJuly 4, 2018 at 1:09 am
I can see your head popping side to side and the fingers clicking cross your face! “Mmmm-hmmmmm!” Haha! Good to know you are enjoying the posts so far my lovely! I’m sure Rhys is too…lol.