In recent years the idea of a glow up has become very prominent on social media. We as a society believe in this idea that after a hardship such as a break-up, you need to have suddenly and drastically change your physical appearance in order to be seen as having moved on from such an event. At it’s core, a glow up is simply about having the confidence to be your best self, but I think social media takes away from that concept and further perpetuates the idea that you need to be seen as having had a glow up in order to feel as though you’ve had one.
Well, I guess I just wanted to pop on here and say that you don’t need to glow up. You don’t need to suddenly appear more attractive to other people than what you used to look like. You don’t need to do anything.
Of course, moving on from such hardships is very important for your wellbeing and I’m not trying to take away from that. It’s never good to stay in a negative place emotionally forever and while ‘glowing up’ can be a natural and very important part of the process of moving on for some people, it’s not necessary.
It’s important to remember that you are already complete within yourself, you already have everything you need to succeed in whatever you choose to do in life and physical appearance really isn’t as important as you think it is.
Sure, glow ups can be great and when you look at your own before and afters it can really boost your self-esteem. In my opinion though, I think it’s more important to prioritise how you feel on the inside as opposed to how people may perceive you.
I’ve seen plenty of glow up challenges that focus on looking after yourself through staying hydrated, eating well and exercising and I think these are great ways of perceiving the idea of a glow up but as a society we focus way too much on appearance and how we appear for the gram.
For now, I just wanted to leave you with the message that if you are in this position where you feel you need to drastically change your appearance and have a glow up because you’re not happy with who you are as a person, remember that you are already whole within yourself and that should be the most important thing at the end the day.
Until next time,