I was sitting here today feeling frumpy and dumpy. I hate my hair, I hate that I’m over-weight and I hate that my teeth aren’t whiter and that I have a crooked nose. The list could go on and on. Then I caught myself. I thought, why am I doing this to myself? Why am I putting myself down? Is it because of the media? The beautiful air-brushed women in magazines dressed in clothes that cost more than my car? In Jewelry that cost more than my house? Is it because of television commercials that show gorgeous women with not a flaw in sight? Is it peer pressure?
I find myself doing this more and more. I don’t want to go out because I don’t have the perfect outfit or look fat in the ones I have. Why are women so hard on themselves? Why do we beat ourselves up over things we can’t change? Why don’t we change the things we can and be satisfied with that?
All women feel at one time or another that they don’t live up to their own expectations or don’t live up to other’s expectations of them. They feel they are never doing enough for their families, their friends or work. They feel pulled in so many directions, always having to wear so many different hats. Just trying to keep everything balanced in their lives, keeping up with different activities and responsibilities is like a crazy juggling act.
For me, today I am going to start being a little nicer to myself. I’m going to embrace who I am and change the things I can. The things I can’t change I’m going to learn to accept them, the good, the bad and the ugly. I’m going to love myself just the way I am.
Do you struggle with self-acceptance? Do you beat yourself up over things you can’t change? Do you have a hard time looking in the mirror and loving what you see?
I want to challenge you today, to stop putting yourself down. To stop hating on yourself. I want to encourage you to love yourself just the way you are. To embrace who you are and put a stop to that negative talk in your head. I’m guilty of this myself, but no longer. I only have one life to live and I’m going to live it with Love!
Today will you commit to loving yourself just the way you are?
I would love for you to share your own personal struggles or hear any advice you may have if you’ve ever struggled in this area.
Inspirational Quotes to Inspire and Encourage You!
“Our words set the direction for our lives.”~Joel Osteen
“Change the way you speak about yourself and you can change your life.”~Joel Osteen
“What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you.”
- Marcus Annaeus Seneca
“I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.”
- Louis L Amour
“To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections.”
- Sandra Bierig
“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.”
- Author unknown
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson