Have you ever looked into the mirror and thought to yourself “wow I wish I was this person, or I wish I could look this type of way”?. Well atleast in this point in my life I am bold enough to say I’ve been guilty of this on PLENTY of occasions. Their have been times where I have felt like my personal image was not enough for others let alone for myself to accept. At times I’ve felt frustrated and upset with myself at the fact that I was neglecting who I was inside. I was a victim of this emotional ability I had that resulted in lack of control. So, how can we fix this feeling? The first step is facing it. Don’t be oblivious or scared to face the truth. IT’S OKAY! The world is a non-hostile place it’s all what we make it. We’ve all been a victim of some type of insecurity, until one day I looked in the mirror and spoke words of affirmation to myself. Which brings me to the list of things I spoke upon myself/did.
- Affirm yourself. Love yourself indefinitely. Tell yourself I am loved, I am beautiful I am fearful of all things, I am unique, I am valuable. We deserve as humans to feel good about ourselves.
- I then wrote down two lists one of my strengths and the other of my achievements. Try to allow a supportive friend to assist you for some motivation. Store them somewhere safe and every morning read them over to remind yourself of how important you are.
- Do one thing that scares you everyday. I’ve always told myself fear is torture. And we’re trying to set ourselves up to win right? This tip for sure will make you more productive, prepare you for unexpected changes and help push you to your full potential. For example: maybe you could spark up a convo with a total stranger.. Haha sounds crazy right but I promise you it is not. You could potentially turn this stranger into a friend. People hate rejection which could yes raise the risk but life is all about taking chances.
- Care for yourself. Which is a combination of many, many things. Plan out your days to stay more organized. Create an exercise habit. Cultivate better eating habits in your daily life. Broaden those horizons! If this means possibly throwing in a salad for dinner, or instead of that butter pecan ice-cream you want for a snack try to substitute that for a healthy fruity homemade acai bowl. I love @soho juice’s bowls they’re amazing! Lastly, dress how you want to feel. Get jazzed up and take yourself on a date. Spoil yourself. Do at least one thing you enjoy.