by COSS Blog Contributor Joann Homen
Can you look in the mirror and think that you truly like yourself and accept yourself?
I am placing my bet that most of us when we look in the mirror start immediately speaking negatively about ourselves.
Oh, my hair is a mess, my makeup isn't right, my eyes have bags under them, I see why people don't like me, I am unlikeable, just look at me I am a mess.
Unfortunately, I think it is safe to say that we have all done this. We are our own worst enemy and we can find an abundance of reasons why we think we are lacking or not good enough.
None of us are perfect, but each of us is unique and I like to say, "Perfectly, Imperfect". We each have our own beliefs, habits and dreams that make us unique. We don't have to "FIT" societies "Cookie-Cutter" perception of how we should be.
We need to be able to look in that mirror and say things like:
I SEE - a person that holds doors open for people that need help
I SEE - a person that tries to help their friends and family whenever and however I can
I SEE - a person that says a kind word to someone in need
I SEE - a person that loves to smile and make people laugh etc.…
These are the type of comments we need to be able to look in the mirror and say AND to MEAN THEM. Focus on your positive traits, beliefs and actions and STOP dwelling on what you think are your negative ones.
Love yourself for being you, you are doing the best you can, and I believe as long as your are not intentionally trying to cause another harm, well just BE YOURSELF!
STOP thinking something wrong with you because this is what is wrong with you, this thought that causes you to self-doubt and criticize yourself.
It is far better to LOVE yourself for being you, and remember, you are doing the best you can! I believe as long as you are not intentionally trying to cause another harm, well just BE YOURSELF and let your magic shine!