I hope life is going well and you are feeling beautiful & worthy.
Throughout most of my life, I have struggled with body image. Sometimes, the reprecussions were a lot more severe than others, but thankfully I learned how to manage it. I still struggle with it everyday, and if you are like me, know that you are not alone and know more importantly, you are beautiful.
I don’t want this to be about me. I want this journey to be about us. Becuase all of us are so different and unique.
Do you want to know what really pisses me off?
The way society can define us. That society can tell us if we are beautiful or not. The way that they think they have the power. It has taken me a long time to realize this, but THEY DON’T HAVE ANY POWER OVER US.
How I changed my mindet
Like I have said so many times before in other posts, I am not perfect, I am not a guru, I am not all-knowing. I can only speak through my experiences, & if I can reach just one person, I feel like I have helped the world become a better place. So thank you for reading, I appreciate you 🙂
- Please do me a favor & take a look at this site. I promise it will help change your mindset.
I have probably visited this page over 100 times since I have discovered it.
From year to year in 10 year increments, society has expected us to fit these molds of “beauty”. Like, I am sorry I personally am not about to gain and lose about 50 lbs year to year. No thanks, I like my donuts and sanity, thank you.
When I read this and watch these videos, I am reminded of the unattainble standards that I feel are placed on me, and I laugh at the people who think I care anymore.
- I surrounded myself with supportive and uplifting people.
There was a time in my life a couple years back that I realized I was in toxic relationships. I felt I was being compared to constantly, I felt judged, and I felt myself becoming jealous. I unfollowed everyone that I felt myself becoming jealous of on Instagram, I removed myself of toxic relationships, and I became very open about my insecurities so the people that I was close to knew I was struggling. I became communicative of my pain and how outcasted I felt, and I got nothing but support in return from these people.
- I looked at myself in the mirror EVERY DAY and told myself I was beautiful. & every week, I picked one new thingt to focus on embracing.
This helped me convince myself of my greatness. AND IT WORKED. I know it sounds kinda cheesy and tedious, but I promise this is what sparked my self-love more than anything.
- I wrote myself reminders on post-it notes and I immersed myself into positive Pinterest quotes.
Again, chessy, but I promised it put me in such a positive and motivated head space.
That’s all I have for you. Remember that you are worthy and you are beautiful. If you ever want to have a conversation about this, know I am here to help, listen, or talk. Embrace who you are and you will be undefeatable.
Stay curious & kind,