Remember in snow white?
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Wouldn’t it be nice if our own mirror responded with wonderful, kind words of encouragement?
“Wow those are some gorgeous thighs….. Love that stomach of yours.”
Or think about this: what if we just said all those nice encouraging things to ourselves? And what if we believed it too?
At the moment there is a crisis in self-image, with high rates of eating disorders and photo shopped images setting impossible standards for everyone to try and reach. Teenagers are often negative about themselves, especially in regards to their appearance. But with a little positive thinking, we can change that.
Be aware! Every time you think something negative or something that could lower your self-esteem, be aware of it. Consciously think to yourself “that was negative, I am putting myself down. I will stop.” And by being aware of these thoughts, you are putting control back into your hands.
You are in charge of your own mind and you will think what you want; positive, encouraging things.
It isn’t about waiting for someone else to come and say these positive things to make you feel better about yourself. You are the only one who has the power to change your thinking. So change the negatives into positives. And by doing so, you will realise that there is no beauty or satisfaction in looking for your self-esteem in others opinions.
And it doesn’t matter what you look like! The real beauty comes from looking at yourself through your own eyes and learning to love what you see.