Stand in front of the mirror for five minutes and focus on at least five things that you love about yourself. Write them down in your journal.
Once upon a time, I hated mirrors.
All I saw was a reflection of my ugliness. Oh no, not just facially but my entire body just looked ugly to me. For every time I looked in the mirror, I’d see a thousand new things to hate about my body. I can’t receive a compliment without thinking “Yeah right, he’s/she’s just trying to make me feel good”
Now, I have a problem staying away from the mirror except I’m out of the house. Oh my phone camera stands in, lol. I guess I just learnt to love myself.
I wake up each day speaking so much life and positivity into my life that I can’t help but love me more.
I spoke to someone recently with the same struggle I had years ago. Every time I look at him, I see my old self. We’re working on throwing those negative thoughts out the window and I’m glad to say we’re making progress.
I just needed to share my story for someone who might be struggling with the same thing. It doesn’t happen overnight; it took me twenty something years to realize I was beautiful on the inside and outside. I hope it doesn’t take you that long.
Self love isn’t about taking the perfect selfie but learning to love your perfect imperfections and being comfortable in your skin.
I can write a thousand things I love about myself when I look at the mirror but it all sums up into one: I love the woman I’m growing into everyday.
The dark days and struggles were all worth it. The little David in me conquering the giant Goliath