As we are surrounded by pictures in the media of ‘The Perfect Body’ or ‘Your Guide to getting Summer Body,’ it is hard not to become self-conscious about your body. Individuals’ remarks or discussions about body and weight can be overwhelming as well. For a few of us, it tends to be somewhat hard tuning in to this topic, and whenever done consistently, it can prompt over-the-top thoughts about our own bodies.
A critical dilemma that accompanies this issue is how many relate their physicality with their moral and personal worth. When they don’t accomplish what society sees as ‘the ideal figure,’ they feel remorseful and despicable about it. They look at the mirror, and they don’t care for what they, themselves, see. They are apprehensive others will be critical to their ‘grotesqueness’ or ‘size’ as well, and along these lines have low confidence and a poor sense of self.
They don’t feel like they are making enough efforts to change ‘their circumstance,’ they don’t yet feel ‘sufficient.’ It appears as though they are attempting to accomplish a goal, but they are just trying to fit in the vague notion of beauty.
“This is a condition hard to come out from. That is the reason I feel stressed when I see that such countless individuals around me have experienced it or are as yet attempting to adapt to it. Lamentably, these concerns are typically not addressed and are regularly ignored,” says Desirée Popper, the awe-inspiring actress who is praised for her role acting roles in the Italian TV series Mare Fuori (2020) and Restiamo amici (2018).
Desirée Popper started her career as a model, becoming the face of top-notch brands including Nikon, Schwarzkopf, Dolce & Gabbana, L’Oréal, Fendi, La Perla, Miss Bikini, and Puma. However, throughout her modeling career, there remained a void deep within her soul about how superficial the mainstream world of modeling is. She soon realized that modeling was not her calling and pursued her passion for acting by enrolling in acting school at the Academy of the Teatro Golden (Golden Star Academy) in Rome.
In 2018, Popper finally got her breakthrough on the big screen with “Restiamo Amici,” directed by Antonello Grimaldi. In the same year, she also appeared in the leading role in “Primisuogni balloon,” a short film celebrating the 60 years of the LDN (National Amateur League). Since then, the actress now indulges in promoting the significance of self-love and remains on edge to support body positivity. Below she shares why self-love comes first and foremost.
“My recommendation to those that are adapting to this psychological issue is figuring out how to love themselves, which sounds so simple to say. Yet, I know it’s difficult to do, but do it anyway because nobody else will,” she adds.
Popper suggests avoiding toxic individuals as a rule, particularly staying away from the shallow and only talk about others’ appearances. “Try not to allow their remarks to influence you and your mental health. Surround yourself with individuals makes you joyous and makes you feel loved for who you truly are. Accomplish something that makes you continue to move, yet in addition, have some fun. This way, you will feel more grounded and better about yourself, never estimate yourself ever,” she says.
Focus on turning out to be one in a million before attempting to become like that model you saw on Instagram with an hourglass figure. Try to be empathetic, mindful, smart, merciful, confident, brave, generous, persevering, honest, modest, independent, and knowledgeable.
Additionally, just when we are genuinely lined up with our own wonderful and exceptional souls, can we give and get genuine love. “This is on the grounds that when we love ourselves, we realize that we can give without getting angry, exhausted, and depleted. We realize that we, too, deserve true love. Self-love is essential for complete immersion in the bountiful flow of light and love in this world,” concludes Popper.