Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Perfectly Unique

To all my ladies ...

What's your favorite thing about yourself? What's your least favorite thing about yourself? Did you find it easier to come up with something negative rather than positive? Why is that? Why is the negative always so much easier to find, to think about, to believe?

It's time to stop the negativity.

When you look at yourself in the mirror, what goes through your head? Are your thoughts positive or negative? Next time you look in the mirror, take a second to reflect on your thoughts and what those thoughts mean.

I'm online quite often, and I see SO many negative posts - all from women, none from men. It makes me so sad that as women, we feel the need to constantly pick ourselves apart, expect ourselves to be perfect, compare ourselves to others, to do more, BE more. And then when we can't be Superwoman, we feel like we disappointed ourselves and everyone and are complete failures.

This needs to stop.

As a perfectionist myself, I too often fall into this trap as well. Lately, I've been really thinking about these questions: why do I want to be perfect? What will I achieve when I'm "perfect"? Does it make me a better person? Does it make others like me more? Does it make ME like me more?

I haven't come up with any solid answers yet, but they're good questions to ponder as I'm learning how to meditate.

Everyone is beautiful in their own unique way, and my wish is that everyone would celebrate their own beauty. No one is perfect, but everyone is perfectly unique.

I challenge you to stop yourself when you find your thoughts drifting toward the negative. When you look in the mirror, say something positive about yourself - and really mean it. Set realistic expectations for yourself, and most of all, be kind to yourself. Life is a journey with so many opportunities to learn and grow. Embrace the journey and always remember that YOU are beautiful.
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
~ Confucius

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