I notice that we are all so often worried about how other people will perceive us. The majority of the time we do things based off how others will react. No one is innocent of this. Sure, people can say that they don’t care what others think; and that very well may be true. But, you will still find yourself making decisions for anyone but yourself. Whether it’s your clothes, your attitude, your beliefs, or even your haircut.
I catch myself doing it almost everyday. When I cut my hair off, that was a huge step. I was worried about what others were going to think— yet, I didn’t give a shit at the same time. To look back and know that I did that, gives me so much confidence. I don’t know how many of you know this, but cutting your hair off is super freaking scary. I did it because I wanted to. I did it because I felt like it would bring me closer to finding myself as a person.
What I’m trying to say is, we need to worry more about liking the person we must live with every-single-day. And that person is you. If you don’t love yourself, you don’t have anything. The foundation of everything you will ever have is based off of your self-love.
People who work hard for what they want have to love themselves enough to fight for success. People who leave an unhealthy relationship have to love themselves enough to know that they deserve better. The list could go on. At the end of the day when you get in bed, you are left alone with your thoughts. Those are the thoughts that carry you onward.
If you find that negative thoughts are constantly running through your mind— you have the ability to stop them. Literally stop what you are doing and speak to yourself.
You are strong. These voices are weak and they aren’t real. These voices are yours to control. Take a breath. It’s okay. You are beautiful. Now go kick this days ass.