Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin: Work on finding the good in you

There’s so much pressure on all of us to look a certain way. We see examples of it every day in magazines, movies, and even on TV. It’s funny how we have lost sight of how part of being an individual is not just having a different personality, but also looking different too. Why is someone else’s definition of what you should look like holding so much power over you? We are all created to be different for a reason. The world would be incredibly boring if we were all exactly the same.

Look at paintings from the Renaissance era. People who were kinda chunky were considered beautiful and elite – because they didn’t have to get sunburned every day and work their tails off out in the fields every day for food.

This stems from some pre-conceived judgment thing that I don’t buy into and I hope you don’t either. Judgement holds you back from following your dreams – especially if your harshest critic is yourself. I implore you to be your best friend. We all have that little voice inside our heads don’t we? That’s a good thing, until it turns on us. We tell ourselves things we would NEVER tell our best friends. So stop it. Right now. Take care of you by giving yourself positive feedback. And recognize when you are slipping back into any negativity. Stop beating yourself up. Lift yourself up instead!

My challenge for you this week is to REALLY be aware of your self-talk and be very aware of what you are saying. Work on finding the good in you. Catch yourself doing something right. Be aware how that makes you FEEL. And if you do slip up don’t beat yourself up for slipping. Just give yourself thanks for noting, put that thought in a big a balloon, and send the negativity out to float away…..visualizing it vanishing into the ethers.

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