1/25/10

monday inspiration

sometimes i feel self-conscious.
i get bogged down with the little things i don't like about myself,
and i start to feel awkward and uncomfortable around other people,
especially people i don't know very well,
or people i'm trying to make a good impression on.
but i've figured out a way to boost self-confidence...
before i leave the house,
i take a second to look in the mirror.
but before i make eye contact with my mirror-self,
i close my eyes and think about something that i really like about me.
i love how my eyes sparkle, and i think i have a very infectious smile.
i like my collar bone and the way my upper body looks strong
when i wear a tank top and a sports bra.
so i think about these things,
instead of thinking about how i look a little bloated
from eating fast food the night before,
or how my skin is a little red from the winter weather...
and guess what?
when i look in the mirror, i don't see bloated red skin,
i see a beautiful woman with a gorgeous neckline and sparkling eyes!

in a time that women are bombarded with images of
"perfection"
it's important to remember that you are a unique and beautiful individual
and that you have qualities, inside and out,
that make you shine.

next time you're feeling down about yourself,
try this little trick,
i promise it will give you a boost!


16 comments:

  1. Oh I really liked this. It was just what I needed to read today.

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  2. I love this! Definitely going to start doing it.

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  3. Wonderful! Thank you for this!

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  4. So true! Thanks for sharing this thought and reminding us to focus on the positive. Everyone has something beautiful about them.
    J.

    www.muddledupmumma.blogspot.com

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  5. This was really sweet and inspiring. Good for you! And I agree... I love the way I look in a sports bra/shirt, too!

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  6. this is an absolutely lovely idea!

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  7. I'm going to give it a try! I struggle with this stuff too and I appreciate your encouragement! :)

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  8. What a great idea! I will have to try this when I look in the mirror...in the morning i look horrible though lol

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