Learn what beauty is and isn’t!

Time: 20 mins


Learn the importance of being ‘true to you’ and not being defined by other people’s standards.

You will need:

  • A pen / pencil & a piece of paper.
  • Access to a magazine / mobile phone.

What is beauty? What does the perfect body look like? How can I achieve perfect beauty?

These are questions we have all asked ourselves from time to time. How can I look more like her? What do I have to do to look like him?

Everyone compares themselves to others now and again, but how do we stop?

On a daily basis we are surrounded and influenced by thousands of pieces of information; from what we hear, watch, listen to and see we are constantly bombarded by other people’s thought’s and opinions of beauty.

In amongst all of that, do you ever stop to discover your own?

Open your phone or magazine, and flick through it. After returning to the beginning, ask yourself these questions taking note of your answers:

  • What is the first thing you notice?
  • How long does it take you to find an article or photo that judges someone’s looks?
  • How many articles speak about someone being ‘beautiful’?
  • What features do all the ‘models’ have in common?

Now, ask yourself these questions:

  • What do you think is beautiful about the pictures featured in the magazine?
  • If you were to write an article based on one of the photos, what would you say?
  • What characteristics of the ‘models’ do you see in yourself?
  • How do you think the people featured in the magazine feel about themselves?

Compare the two lists of answers. Was it easier to find positive or negative information?

More often than not, the information we are surrounded by is negative, judging people for their height, weight, and features, yet these are not what makes a person beautiful. Beauty is their individuality, their uniqueness, their personal sense of style. Each and every person across the world is beautiful in their own way, yet they will have been made to feel so much less than that at one point in their lives.

Beauty is our differences. Beauty is our personalities. Beauty isn’t our shape or size.

Next time you think you aren’t beautiful, ask yourself whose standards are making you feel that way. Walk out the door with confidence, because beauty is you.

Body Image, Emotional Wellbeing
05th Jan 2021