My insecure thoughts just one year ago: ⠀
"I hate my teeth."⠀
“I’m underweight." ⠀
"I wish my my legs weren't so skinny.”
These were all thoughts that kept me from being myself...I was afraid to truly smile, I worried how I looked shirtless, and I avoided wearing shorts whenever I could. I found myself spending SO much energy trying to "fix" my insecurities, when really, no one seemed to notice my insecurities at all. After all, I don't don’t look for someone's physical "flaws" and insecurities after I meet them, so why would anyone else?
Realizing that no sane person looks for my "flaws" is such a simple realization, but it truly made a difference in how I view myself. I observe myself in the mirror, less, and I focus on what makes me who I AM, more.
“I’m kind, caring, silly, deep-thinking, ambitious, open-minded, unique” and many more things that make me special. Eventually my body is going to sag, so truly...who cares what people think. 😅
After I started becoming more secure with who I am, I began appreciating my body more.
“I have kind eyes."⠀
"I have great skin."⠀
"I have a nice butt.”
And now, I'm focused on the things about myself that REALLY matter. ME!
Your body does not determine your worth, your body does not define who you are...you do. With that being said, take some steps to be kind to yourself. Who you are on the inside is what allows your true beauty to show even more. 💛⠀