-Pathetic. Loser. Freak. Ugly. Stupid. –
I said these words to myself for most of my life. My self hate was learned from bullies at school, fashion magazines, TV and the internet.
Luckily as I reached out of my comfort zone and sought help for depression, I found positive messages and was able to cultivate a sense of self-respect.
I slowly escaped from the idea that I needed makeup or a perfect body to be considered beautiful.
I chose to change my thoughts from seeing myself as a failure, to a risk taker.
It took time, but I finally love myself. Despite the occasional bad day, I refuse to return to a world of self-hate.
There is so much emphasis on looking “ideal” and being “perfect”. Let’s start a revolution of self-love and self-acceptance.
When I think negative thoughts about my self I can choose to change it up.
I am beautiful because…
I love my…
My value is based on my…
Need more support? Listen to my conversation about healing from depression with the talented Deb Bailey on Women Entrepreneurs Radio.