As I was hunting for a topic to blog about, I came across an interesting post today…
How many times a day do we belittle ourselves? And not even think about who might be listening? Who might be, consciously or subconsciously, looking up to us as a role model — only to overhear us degrading ourselves? What must they think, then, if their role model doesn’t even give themselves the respect they deserve?
We’ve all done it at some time or another. It’s hard not to look in that mirror sometimes and go, “good GOD, I look like that??” The scary part is realizing the epidemic it has become. I would bet that most people (not just women! Men have a lot of pressure to look good, too!) frown at their reflection at least ten times a day — and probably much more.
Everyone talks about how we all need to have better self-esteem because its so important to having a healthy life. There are vast “compliment campaigns” launched every year, aiming at helping others feel better about themselves. But no one ever stops to think about where it all begins, and how the first step to feeling better is to allow yourself to believe. As someone who has had immense struggles with self-esteem over the years, I know that all the compliments in the world do no good unless you can believe them in your heart.
I think you all know what comes next. 😉
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So lets make an effort to start seeing it in ourselves. Sound good? I think so. 🙂