Sunday, 7 October 2018

See Yourself Through Someone Else's Eyes



When you look at yourself in the mirror what do you see?

I'd bet that you don't see the person you actually are. I'd bet you see the things you dislike about yourself without taking the time to appreciate the things you do. I'd bet you see someone very different to who everyone else sees.

I see a girl (well, woman I suppose, got to stop calling myself a girl at some point haven't I?) with an out of proportion body, boobs that are too small and thighs that are too big. I see a face with insignificant features, apart from a ginormous nose plonked in the middle for good measure. I see hair that doesn't quite know whether it's straight or wavy and never does what it's supposed to. 

But is that what I actually look like?

Posting pictures of myself on the internet (not like that you dirty noggins) has given me more confidence in how I look, but it's also given me an appreciation of what I might look like to other people because I'm pretty sure most people don't see what I see in the mirror.

I've said this before and I'll say it again: beauty is subjective and so are flaws. 

We all spend too much time focusing on our flaws, which is a word that I hate because what even is a flaw apart from something we imagine to be bad in our own heads?




Dress - Primark | Boots - New Look via ASOS (here *aff) 

Photography - Ashton Gibbs

Your friends don't see the things you dislike about your body because they're too busy worrying about their own insecurities. Your other half doesn't think your features are insignificant because they're what make you YOU and they think you're beautiful. Strangers in the street don't see your misbehaving hair because we all want what we don't have.

Try looking at yourself through someone else's eyes; what would they see?

We spend so much time being jealous of other people's features that we don't wonder what they may be jealous of us for. Everyone has been jealous of someone and that means that someone has been jealous of you. Take some time to think; what would they have been jealous of? What do you like about yourself? What do you not like about yourself that you think others probably do?




You might not think you're beautiful, but somebody does.

Amy x
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10 comments

  1. Great pictures and a really thought-provoking post! I think it's so easy to get caught up in your own idea of yourself, you forget what others see!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Definitely! I always forget that the flaws I think I have might not even be noticeable to others! xx

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  2. "Because what even is a flaw, except for something we imagine to be bad in our own heads?" I love this post, you hit the nail right on the head. You would never be as mean to a friend as you are to yourself, and we deserve all the love in the world especially from ourselves!!

    Sarah
    www.sarahaurorax.com

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    1. Thank you! We definitely need to speak to ourselves like we would a friend! xx

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  3. such a thoughtful blog post! I love the idea of seeing yourself through someone else's eyes, that makes me easier to reflect on myself. x
    have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you so much, it definitely changes things doesn't it xx

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  4. This is such good advice, and definitely something I want to start doing! x

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. It changes your mindset completely, I'm much kinder to myself when I think this way! xx

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  5. Cute dress, it's a lovely colour on you!

    This is such a good point too, we often focus on the flaws in ourselves and the best features in others. It's good to try treat ourselves with the same kindness we show to others!

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you! We should certainly speak to ourselves as we would a friend! xx

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