You Are Beautiful All Year, Not Just For An Awareness Month
Start writing a post
Self Love

You — Yes, YOU — Are Beautiful ALL Year Round, Not Just During An Awareness Month

As the month of February comes to a close, so does National Eating Disorder Awareness month. We need to remind ourselves and others that its message should render true throughout the duration of the year. Everyone is beautiful and they need to know. So let them know!

677
You — Yes, YOU — Are Beautiful ALL Year Round, Not Just During An Awareness Month

Although the month of February is technically National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) month, every month of the year you should embrace your inner and your outer beauty. You should not compare yourself to others, because face it, there are over 7 billion different people on this earth and therefore over 7 billion different body types. As media continues to portray this "skinny" image it causes girls to question their bodies, and compare them to an unrealistic standard.

When did it become a bad thing to eat? We need food to fuel our bodies with food to gain energy and keep us focused. So how has something that is so crucial to life turned into something many people dread doing? As the month of February comes to an end, we need to remember that body positivity and eating disorder awareness should not. You are beautiful and you need to embrace that.

As spring break aka bathing suit season vastly approaches, you need to remember to embrace your beauty and ultimately love yourself. There is no reason to diet, or over exercise. Although there is nothing wrong with healthy eating and trying to maintain an exercise schedule, there really is no need to overdo it. Being healthy is all about balance, going on these crazy fad diets drives people towards eating disorders or breaking it all together and going overboard the first sight of unhealthy food.

So, yes, cheat days are more than OK. If you do choose to diet, just remember that balance is key, do not drive yourself to pass out or sickness. Putting your body at risk to look a certain way is downright ridiculous and dangerous.

Where does it say what weight a woman should be? In this day and age, it is so important to embrace diversity and differences amongst one another. Instead of putting others down we should be lifting others up. You never know what someone is going through, so one word, gesture, or even smile can make all the difference to someone.

NEDA is a time of year that brings up something that many do not talk about. But it is something that so many women and even men are dealing with it every day. Eating disorders are killing individuals daily, therefore, it is not something that we should take lightly. Any signs of an eating disorder could include over exercising, over/under eating, or overall obsessive attitudes towards exercising/eating/looking a certain way.

If anyone you know is showing any symptoms such as these, treat them kindly because they need to know that they have someone there when they decide to come to terms with their disorder.

There is way more to life than caring about the way you look. But let's face it, we all like to look our best, just make sure "your best" is actually you and not someone/something you're trying to be.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

70163
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

44889
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

972976
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments