Cassey Ho is a blogger, author and creator of the wildly successful YouTube channel Blogilates. Recently, she posted this video in response to haters and internet trolls telling her she was too fat, didn’t have a six-pack, her boobs and butt weren’t big enough. She poignantly addresses her critics without saying a word. Take a peek:
You may not have a YouTube following, but I’m guessing you have critics. The worst critic is often the little voice inside your own head. My little voice tells me my butt isn’t perky enough, my chest is flat and that my nose is too big. What does your say? How do you make her shut up? Why can’t great be good enough?
The video illustrates that things are hardly ever as they appear. We are bombarded with images of Hollywood actresses and reality stars that have been injected, nipped-and-tucked and plumped up. For most of us, that isn’t our reality. Who has the time and money to get endless work done and walk around with Photoshop filters on all the time? And even if we could, why would we want to? Don’t our imperfections make us interesting? I say let’s reject the cookie-cutter version of perfection. As this video illustrates, no matter what you look like you will always have critics willing to tell you you’re not good enough anyway, so what’s the point?
As far as the inner critic goes, practicing self-love is my favorite strategy to put that bitch in her place. Wellness starts from the inside out, and the mind is the most powerful place to start (<em>that’s one of the reasons personal development is a must in my challenge groups</em>). Love your body, no matter what shape or form it’s in right now. If you are alive and breathing, it has served you well. Mine has given me 44 glorious, healthy years and produced two amazing children. It’s not perfect. But it’s <em>amazing</em>.
What are your thoughts and comments?