What do you do when you’re not good enough?
Open a magazine, I dare you. Look at all the skinny, perfectly-shaped women who stare at you with bright eyes, large smiles, and a glow that can only be seen in a movie. “They’re fake,” you tell yourself. And it’s true. A little airbrushing here and there, and you could be one of them. A sparkling jewel to be seen, admired, dissected, and forgotten. Those women are a dime a dozen, and yet you know each and every one of them by name, height, weight, and bust. They have everything, including your complete attention.
“It’s better than being me!” you scream at the top of your lungs into the mirror. The reflection staring back at you completely agrees. Your eyes go to the shapeless arms and folding stomach that you’ve been hiding under baggy clothes and sweaters. Then you glance at those hips, strategically held in place by a pair of jeans that you wish were three sizes smaller. “I’m not good enough,” you say, “and I’ll never be.”
I’m here to tell you a secret…you’ll never be good enough if you keep this up. It’s not that your expectations are too high or unrealistic; your expectations are in the wrong place. When most of us think about being good enough, we compare ourselves to other people. But what if the only comparison was between you and yourself?
I know that sounds crazy, but think about it. When was the last time you felt really good? Do you remember what made you feel this way? That moment, when you were confident and happy, should be your focus. Below, you’ll find a few things you can do right now to take the focus off your imperfections so you can concentrate on what makes you good enough.
Why I’m Good Enough Today
1) List at least one thing you like about yourself today.
2) Think about a time when someone complimented you. What did they say?
3) Put on your best outfit and take a selfie. Make sure you smile. Look how beautiful you are!
4) Write yourself a love letter.
5) Pick a day to celebrate you. Go get your nails done, send yourself flowers, or buy yourself something new.
Being body positive is about you, not someone else. Pour into yourself every day and you’ll soon see a change.
Till Next Time,