In my younger years, I was my worse critic!
It didn’t matter what I accomplished; I still felt as though I could do better. I knew that I could be better in every aspect of my life. I was constantly in search of “perfection,” whatever that meant. While I was criticizing myself, I realized that prompted me to seek validation from others. I needed constant reassurance.
Because of my past insecurities is why I now talk a lot about the importance of loving yourself and making time for self-care. The way you like/love yourself is the most significant like/love you will ever get.
We spend our entire lives looking at others, putting them up on a pedestal. Then look at ourselves and point to everything we hate. Everything we desire to change. Everything we wish we were either born with or born without. The wish list goes on and on until it reaches the point of no return.
Do you feel better when you reach the dead-end?
Probably not! I’m sure you don’t, especially if you didn’t receive the proper validation you needed, or at least you thought you needed it. And even if you did receive it, that joy will only last you until you need another quick fix.
Social media is all about the “Quick fix.”
Feeling down~ post a pic.
Feeling like a loser~post a pic with a caption listing your accomplishments
Feeling poor~ post a pic of you getting on a plane
Feeling ugly~ use a filter
Then you wait for the likes to roll in. Depending on each like to tap deep into your soul and make you feel like the King or Queen you want to be.
But let me tell you something, true joy will only come once you start liking yourself. Like yourself irrespective of your financial status. Like yourself irrespective of your weight. Like yourself irrespective of your romantic life (or lack thereof). Like yourself irrespective of what anyone thinks of you.
As long as you like you, all the other likes are extra.
Finish off your week knowing that you are already the badass that you desire to be. YOU ARE THERE… own it and like it!
I like you… but my like is EXTRA.
You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!