We all have hangups, but a majority of those stem from “expectations” taught by society, not from a natural sense of survival. We are taught to be ashamed of our bodies, our desires, our unique quirks. Why do we allow this?
It’s been quite a journey for me to grow and learn to recognize unnecessary expectations.
This article “Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of Your Periods” is what inspired this post.
I used to feel embarrassed about my period, but now I see how silly it is to feel weird about a natural process of my body.
It’s odd that we insist on hiding menstruation which is such a vital part of life and birth for women AND men.
I’ve been slowly dissecting all the cultural expectations placed on me for being female. I recently stopped shaving my legs and it took a whole year to get used to that. Then I stopped feeling as if I needed to always wear makeup. I learned to appreciate and respect myself in a new way. After years of low self-worth this is huge!
Step by step I’m learning lessons about self-care, self-love and how to enjoy life without the shackles of tradition. It’s liberating and empowering.
What hangups are stopping you from fully enjoying life and reaching your potential?
Are you ready to let go of those and free your self to focus on things that really matter to you?
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