5 Makeup Tips for Women over 50. 6 Techniques Guaranteed to Please Women. 7 Fashion Mistakes Seniors Make. 8 Ways to Increase Your Social Rating.
These catchy hints don’t reflect real life.
I’d love to see the following headlines replace the above: 5 Make-up Tips to Reconnect a Broken Relationship. 6 Techniques Guaranteed to Empower Women. 7 Fashion Statements Confident Seniors Make. 8 Ways to Increase Your Social Communication.
I know – helpful articles are out there. But seldom in the headlines. Ads are sold with headlines touting to be at top of your game, never attract derision, and excel at playing the social game. Above all; be young, enticing, and smart.
No one can be all of that. Those who appear this way struggle to keep the facade propped up. It’s a scam designed to sell products, exchange reality for unrealistic expectations, and stir up intense judgement of one another. And it doesn’t work. Instead, it creates depression, exhaustion, wasted finances, and has even led to suicide.
You can step off the frenetic train to create your own reality.
Who do you want to be? What do you actually believe in? What are you doing that feels off or wrong, and how can you correct it? Are your friends supportive of the real you, or do they only know the facade you have created to fit in? Whose life is this, anyway? If it’s your life – and it is – are you living it for your own integrity and dreams, or striving to match unrealistic expectations presented by society, marketing, and media?
The bottom line is: What empowers you?
It’s your right to determine your own life.
On the surface, what you wear and how you present yourself to the world is a choice and it can help you feel better. Deep within, how you think, feel, and respond to life creates your true beauty and charm. An honest dealing with life’s circumstances, recognition of your own strengths, seeking the possibilities in each day’s events, and a willingness to learn as you journey along, all go a long way toward self-empowerment.
Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it.
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