“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise L. Hay
We could be so happy if we learn not to attach our happiness to anything else in the world! But I know that is not always possible. “Being happy is always a choice.” And for a woman, “true” happiness can be best achieved when she is happy and confident. When she is ready to embrace her not-so-perfect-self! When she can confidently look in the mirror and say, “I am beautiful. I am perfect just the way I am!”
The real secret to loving our ourselves is: connecting with your true loving self! We can be really happy when we stop judging ourselves and accept the real woman beneath those layers of borrowed fashion, style and make-up!
We often become the victims of negative self-talk and then start comparing ourselves to those who we think are “perfect”. Sometimes we think we are worthless and what not; but have you ever tried thinking this way: “I am courageous, loving, pretty, open-hearted, and creative?” Feel good about yourself and try to discover your strengths, and the reasons that make you worthy than others. Changing your perception will give you the freedom and the courage to look inside yourself and realize what you need, to feel good.
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Take time to learn about yourself; what makes you feel happy and comfortable! Along the way you might find that things change and your negative attitude takes over again. And that’s okay, because you are learning to embrace yourself with imperfections. And when it happens just be more patient and mindful in accepting the person you are becoming. When you catch yourself thinking negative, change it to a more positive way. Be nice to yourself!
“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.” ~Unknown