Mindy Kaling’s attitude towards beauty has evolved over the years, as she has come to understand the strong connection between beauty and wellness. In her twenties, Kaling believed that beauty was solely about the perception of others and trying to meet societal standards. However, as she has grown older, she has realized that true beauty cannot exist without taking care of her overall well-being.
Kaling shared her thoughts on beauty and wellness in an interview with Allure magazine. She explained, ‘I think my definition of wellness and beauty has evolved over time. In my twenties, I was definitely someone who thought that beauty was completely divorced from wellness and beauty was about the gaze of other people and trying to live up to that. And, also, a fun self-expression tool for myself. But there is no beauty without wellness for me now, at my age. If I eat badly, if I’m using the wrong products because I’m rushed, if I don’t take care to do the steps… So much of what makes me healthy is also, at my age, [what] makes me beautiful. I think they’re very interrelated now.’
This shift in mindset reflects Kaling’s understanding that beauty is not just about external appearances, but also about taking care of oneself from the inside out. She recognizes that what she puts into her body and how she takes care of her overall health directly impacts her physical appearance.
In June, Kaling took to social media to express her gratitude for her health and well-being. She posted a photo of herself with her children, Katherine and Spencer, and wrote, ‘Look I know I’m clearly materialistic but the best birthday gift to me, for the rest of my life, are these two guys. I was never a ‘kid’ person. When my mom passed though, it just clicked in me: I wanted kids with such intense certainty. I bet some of you can relate. Now I’m just trying to be present for them (hard for me! I’m impatient!), being up for anything (again hard for me, I am not whimsical!), and stay healthy for these two guys (ALSO hard! I just want to eat cheesesteaks every meal in front of the TV) for until I’m an old gray skeleton they’re like ‘mom, you gotta go’. My doctor told me that this year I was the healthiest I’ve been in years. That’s a pretty damn good gift, right?’
This heartfelt message showcases Kaling’s commitment to prioritizing her health and well-being for the sake of her children. She acknowledges the challenges she faces in staying present and making healthy choices, but she understands the importance of being there for her kids in the long run.
Kaling’s journey to embracing beauty and wellness serves as an inspiration to others. She demonstrates that beauty is not just about external appearances or meeting societal standards, but about taking care of oneself holistically. By prioritizing her health and well-being, Kaling has found a newfound sense of beauty that radiates from within.
In conclusion, Mindy Kaling’s attitude towards beauty has evolved over time. She now understands that beauty and wellness are deeply interconnected, and that taking care of her overall well-being is essential for true beauty. Her journey serves as a reminder to prioritize self-care and embrace beauty from the inside out.