I shared about this on my Instagram recently, but I thought it warranted sharing here. We as women struggle with feeling beautiful – or maybe you don’t, so let’s claim it – I do. I struggle. And the reason is that when I look in the mirror I see all the flaws. And working in a class, it was pointed out to me that I need to own my beauty or no one else will. So that’s what I’m working on. And let me tell you, it isn’t easy. There are so many beautiful women I see around me, and they carry it easily. And I think is that we, or again I, don’t see myself in that category. So, how do you own something you don’t see?
Well, I guess that’s where books help. I’m sure i’m not the only one who has struggled with this – and I found that out soon enough after a quick search of the Public Library catalogue. So a couple books later, and I’m trying to quiet that voice in my head that says negative things about me – specifically my appearance. I’m trying to shut that down the second I notice it happening. You’re supposed to replace it with positive thoughts – you know pointing out the beautiful things about yourself. But that is a little too much for me right now.
Right now, I’m just shutting down that bitch voice that tells me I’m not enough. Baby steps. And when I can, if I can, replacing it with if not a happy positive thought, then at least something brighter or something that distracts me from dwelling on that inner critic.....
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