Somewhere in our lives we stopped loving ourselves. We’ve been conditioned to be nothing but critical of everything that makes us….well, us.
Remember when you were a kid? You couldn’t wait to tell everyone about your new dress/shoes/anything at all! That’s right, you were so full of confidence that you wanted the world to hear what you had to tell them.
As children we had no fear, no sense of worry about what anyone would think of us and absolutely no hangups about what we looked like. Chocolate smeared faces, dirt under our finger nails from making mud pies…you name it, we didn’t care about it.
We are all guilty of staring at ourselves in the mirror and silently (or maybe not so silently!) judging ourselves. We pick out all of the things we don’t like – a lump or bump, arms, legs with a few more lbs on than we’d like…maybe it’s a bad hair day. today…I could go on, but you get the idea.
Why have we trained ourselves to only look for the bad things? The things we most hate about ourselves and not the things we love about ourselves?
Imagine someone telling you that everyone who ever looked at you was judging you and finding things they dislike about how you look. Wouldn’t that make you feel bad? People just aren’t doing that, so why do we do it to ourselves?
So let’s start just loving ourselves a little bit more. Let’s be less hard on ourselves on those less than perfect days. Let’s love ourselves like we want to be loved.