Gee whizz, I’ve been “umming” and “ahhhing” about writing this blog post for quite some time now (literally it’s been saved as a draft since July!), as you can probably guess from the title it’s quite different to what I would normally write about. Writing this blog post is something I debated mainly because I’m a classic worrier and although I’m trying hard not to, I care about what others think, in fact I care about what others think way too much -which is what got me in this position in the first place.
For individuals who have never experienced poor body image or low self-esteem I salute you! Also, please tell me your secrets -unfortunately this blog post won’t contain all the answers –but it does contain some titbits I’ve found extremely useful in helping shake my negative mind-set. I’ve hated my body for the longest time, but for the last six months this has reached an all-time extreme -I won’t get into details but it’s put me in a pretty dark place that I’m hoping to shake for good! This may seem like such a minor thing, for people who are comfortable with their bodies or who don’t worry about how they look when they go out, but it can end up consuming your every thought.
If you wouldn’t say that to your best friend then why would you say it to yourself? This is such a pertinent quote and something I think we all need to consider when we look at ourselves in the mirror. My friends are all incredibly beautiful yet they like myself, ridicule their bodies, it makes my heart break when one of them belittles themselves yet I find it perfectly okay to do the same thing. We need to put a stop to this cycle, it’s bloody soul destroying….