We’ve all said things to ourselves that no one would ever say to us. Whether it’s, “I look disgusting,” “I look fat.” Or “I look too thin, I am ugly.” The only people who would ever dare to be that rude are people who shouldn’t be in your life. So whenever someone says those things, we do our best to explain to them that their comments aren’t valid. But what do we do when the voice in our head says such mean things?? First of all, when it comes to body image, its so hard to realize what you are seeing isn’t real. Somedays I think I am thin, somedays I think that I have gained too much weight. Somedays I cry in the mirror, and somedays I laugh and smile. And thats a reality for so many people. Its so hard for me to believe what other people say. But when it comes to the fact that there is something in my mind always critiquing me, I need to accept the facts. That other people see me differently, and we all need to do that as well.
Secondly, a lot of people don’t necessarily think they do well enough. This can be for anything really. Grades, sports, activities, work, anything. But you need to know that your best is good enough. Find ways to better your best. If it doesn’t work out, try something new. You have so many choices and you are capable of so much, even if you don’t think so.
In conclusion: We underestimate ourselves, and sometimes we even think we are overestimating ourselves while doing so! We gotta start accepting ourselves, and so many people are in the fight to do so. And if you aren’t, start fighting for your confidence now. Get your spark back if its gone, because I am sure, that some of it remains.
Thank you all so much for reading, please tell me if I should keep doing posts like these!