It starts with you!
We read magazines, they tell us to hate ourselves. They tell us we’re not good enough, not thin enough, not pretty enough. But we are.
We are perfect. We just need to start loving ourselves.
It’s not easy but it starts with small habits. Ignoring the niggling thoughts that tell us we should be something else. Accept the compliments when they come in. Look at the things about us that are wonderful. Appreciate the things about ourselves that we love.
I love my lips. My eyes. My nails. I may not be perfect but there are things about myself I wouldn’t change. There are things about myself that I would. I know that but I never hate myself. I have with age, grown to accept those things. When I look at photos from my younger days I think to myself, damn I wish I’d known how hot my body was. I wish I’d worn bikinis more. I wish I’d worn shorts all the time. We can’t go back. We can’t change the things that happened but we can change how we see ourselves in the future.
Do not read beauty magazines
I’ve really started thinking about the way we teach our minds to think negatively. We read these magazines that are dead set on showing us what is wrong with women. I read them too. I love the fashion pages but I can’t help but get sucked into the posts about women’s bodies too. It doesn’t add anything to our lives.
So just stop comparing yourselves to those ridiculously unreachable standards. All the women in them are photoshopped and still living off one carrot a day anyway.
Not even the women in the magazines look like the images we see. What kind of crazy standard is that? NOT EVEN the MODELS look that perfect in real life. Just let that sink in.
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Instead, do this!
If you want to read more on self-love, a good blog to visit is Gala Darling. She even has a TED Talk on Radical Self Love that’s worth watching.
Remember these wise words
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ― C. JoyBell C.
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Be kind to yourself and more forgiving.
You may not be perfect but you’re all you’ve got!