How do you define yourself?
I ask myself this question a lot! Too often, I let the opinions of other people have a large influence on what I think about myself, more than I should.
“You’ve put on weight”
“Do you eat?”
“You have the chest of a 12 year old boy”
“You are so dumb”
“I can’t believe you failed that, it was so easy”
“I can’t believe you did better than me on that test”
“You have a big nose”
“You sound dumb when you say that”
…. And this only covers the bear minimum. Time and time again, I let these things get under my skin and eat at my self-view. I believe these things far too easily, probably because these are insecurities I see within myself. How can I ever be the best version of me when I cannot see past everyone else’s version of me? I can’t. So clearly there is only one option- stop believing the lies. You don’t have to let what they say dictate what you think of yourself. You don’t have to let your doubt and insecurities run your life. You have that power to not believe and you cannot forget that the most important opinion of you is what you think of yourself. Do what makes you happy, live with no regrets, don’t let other people dictate your happiness, don’t let your insecurities hold you back, and always remember you are worth loving no matter what anyone says. If you can love yourself, then you can love others, and spread the message.
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