So I read this blog post on Alexandra’s Scribblings today and it got me to thinking.
Why do we sometimes feel the need to completely break ourselves down and destroy our own self worth but when it comes to other people we find it so hard to see the flaws. I am a serious sufferer of low self esteem. I hate the way I am built, my skin, my nose, my hair and my facial structure. I detest the sound of my voice and the way I completely lose a grip on reality sometimes.
Yet, I have no trouble in pointing out to my friends how absolutely perfect they are. How jealous I am of their curves (WAIT! Don’t I have curves??). How great their hair looks and excellent their dress sense is. Why do we feel this way? Honestly I don’t have the foggiest. I do however know a little bit of a cure and thought I would share it with all of you.
To quote myself: “Stop looking in the mirror to see what your not. Start looking to see what you are.”
Stop seeing the fact that your not a size 4. Or that you don’t have fantastic skin. Start looking deeper and see that you have the most unique eye colour. That your hair curls in a way that other girls would die for. Maybe you have really sexy legs or extremely graceful hands. When your done with that look even deeper. See the insanely talented person that manages to write blog posts every week while juggling work and a family life. See that person that bakes the best darn brownies in the country.
I know I really shouldn’t talk since I still have a huge amount of my own issues to work with, I just really wanted to share this with everyone.