Let’s unpack this for a minute.
This week I’ve been doing a 7 day self love challenge from @chakragirlco. Each day I journal 10 different things I love about myself and by the end of the week I have a list of 70 qualities that I truly LOVE about myself! Amazing right?
So I’ve been opening up my heart chakra, journaling, doing the work, feelin myself, and then I stumbled across a FB post about lip injections. Now, I have naturally plump limps and have never been one to want lip injections or plastic surgery of any kind. (And before I move on, there is nothing wrong with wanting plastic surgery it’s just never been something I thought of.)
However, I found myself scrolling through all the comments, looking at the before and afters, and thinking “wow maybe I do need lip injections, maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad idea. My top lip is much thinner than my bottom lip, maybe a little wouldn’t hurt.”
And as I heard those thoughts pop into my head there was thankfully another, much stronger, voice there saying “bitch shut the fuck it, you’re lips are beautiful. Stop.” I took a step back and was shook for a minute. How could I get sucked into the vortex of “idealistic beauty” so fast?!
Thankfully, because I have been doing the work and building a strong voice of self love I was able to combat that voice of self doubt. So many people don’t have that though and they let that voice of doubt and comparison suck them in and make them feel less than.
I simply refuse to do that, I refuse to let what society deems “beautiful” stop me from loving myself. I refuse to give in to the peer pressure and the unrealistic beauty standards. I refuse to hate myself because others think I should, just because my lips aren’t big enough and my waist isn’t small enough.
I’ve got one life to live and I want to live it fully loving and embracing who I am, not looking in the mirror hating the reflection I see. Call me a rebel, I know I am, and I love that about myself. I encourage you all to be rebels too!
So let’s combat this self-doubt, low self-esteem bullshit, and tell me one thing you love about yourself in the comments 💖