My fellow women,
Enough of this bad talk already!
We live in a society that is constantly pressuring us to compare ourselves to celebrities, or to one another. It's not fair. You are human.
You have flaws.
It's okay to have those.
Too often I hear myself saying things, either outwardly or inwardly that is damaging to my self esteem, self worth and how I see myself.
I see other women around me doing the same thing. And it's got to stop.
You have so many wonderful gifts, qualities, and talents to share with the world.
So instead of looking in the mirror and not liking what you are seeing, look into the mirror and try saying these things to yourself today.
1. "I am a beautiful women who has many gorgeous physical aspects about myself."
-Every woman should have something that they like about themselves physically. Whether its your hair, your eyes, your legs, your butt, etc. Compliment yourself. Remember that you ARE beautiful. Not by someone else's standards but by your own standards.
2. "I will step outside my comfort zone today."
I think we find ourselves in a rut, specifically us women, by doing the same things. We find ourselves feeling the same way about ourselves repeatedly. How exhausting! Stop that today. Do one thing to step outside of your comfort zone. Whether that's trying a new style or outfit that you wouldn't normally wear, to get to know that person who you have been intimidated by, or starting a new hobby. Stepping out of our comfort zones pushes us to be better and more well rounded people.
3. "I will not let me insecurities define me."
Let's face it, ladies, we all have insecurities. That's also a part of being human. But I also believe that our insecurities should not stop us from being happy, successful, hardworking people. It's okay to feel those things. But when those insecurities stop us from doing what we love, thats when we know it has overtaken our lives. Do not let your insecurities stop you from having a successful day.
4. "I will not let anyone else determine how I feel about my body or my brain."
You have the power to decide how you feel about yourself. Yes, you will get pressure from outgoing sources, but it is up to you to decide to be the person who you want to be today.
5. "I will do something for myself today."
Often times women forget that they have their own needs as well. Spend time doing something just for you. It's just as important to take care of yourself as it is to take care of others.
6. "I will do what I can today. And that is enough."
I think this one is pretty self explanatory. You are one person. What you are doing is enough. Remember your goodness. One day at a time.
Find a motto that works for you. Find a motto that you say to yourself when you are feeling down. Find a motto to say whenever you are frustrated with yourself. Find something that you need to work on--for me, its not letting others bring me down or affect me so much.
Every morning, I say to myself in the mirror: "I am a beautiful women who has many qualities and talents. I determine how I feel today; no one else. I will look for others to help and focus on being the best well rounded person possible."
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