Today’s reminder: YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK LIKE HIM OR HER TO BE BEAUTIFUL, TO BE WORTHY OR TO FEEL GOOD. You just have to look LIKE YOU.

We live in a very closed-minded & judgmental world where the pressure to look & act a certain way is ever so present. It’s inevitably & unfortunately ALL AROUND US.

There’s just no way around it, but through YOURSELF.
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Confession: Some days, this makes it easier for me to notice everyone else’s beauty & seem to think that my own is absent.

These thoughts fuel self-doubt, unnecessary comparison & create a temporary feeling of low self-esteem.

On those days, I need to be reminded that I’m beautiful in my own unique way. Maybe it’s my giving heart, love for writing, selfless character or my story. Whatever it is, as I tell myself this, I want you to know that somebody else’s beauty does NOT take away from YOURS.

I want you to know that you are beautiful because of who YOU are.

Don’t let anything or anybody take that away from you, not even your own thoughts.

It has taken me 27 years to truly be given the best gift of life: Finding myself, learning to connect with my mind & love myself wholeheartedly. But no matter how much you found yourself, how much you feel your mind & body are connected & how much you love yourself, some days, you just don’t see it or feel it.

Odds are, if I feel this way every now & then, you must too.

So here I am, reminding myself but also reminding you that if today is one of those days, that’s okay. Tomorrow won’t be. But do what you can to make today better.

STOP doubting your beauty.

STOP comparing yourself.

STOP putting yourself down.

START acknowledging the little things that make you beautiful without asking yourself if somebody else has them too & lift yourself up.

Body confidence is one of the hardest things to attain.

Today, let’s make things a little easier. Let’s take the body out of “body confidence” & find our confidence in something that has absolutely nothing to do with our appearance.

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