My moms attitude was always “don’t like it, don’t look at it, I am who I am”
Every time you catch yourself criticizing yourself, think of something you love about yourself instead.
This can be a challenge, yes, but keep turning those negative thoughts into positives . It’s so important to your mental health and quality of life. Once you start embracing your perfect imperfections you gain confidence and your insecurities don’t hold you back or take over.
If anybody throws negativity or shaming on you , I’m passing on my mama’s words to you to capture that attitude “don’t like it? Don’t look at it “
I had my daughter young. I remember a year after I had her and was relatively accepting of my weight gain and tiger stripes, going to the doctors and he said “ oh you’ll need surgery to get rid of that ( meaning my mama pouch), you ruined yourself” ( he was old school and has since retired)
I was 18, that appointment triggered the beginning of overexercising and under eating and a mountain of insecurity with my self image. I had lost the weight but it was my skin that didn’t bounce back or my confidence. Fast forward 2 more children, weight gain and self conscious. Constantly thinking out loud and being hard on myself. What was my criticism of myself teaching my children?? The answer is everything I didn’t want them to feel about themselves as well as to look for flaws.
What I want to teach them is
EveryBODY is beautiful, worthy of love and acceptance. And also the mantra “dont like it, don’t look at it “✌️if anyone else ever has something negative to say.
Spread self love, body acceptance and positivity like confetti into the world. It helps more than you will ever know. 📸 @juliabusatophotography
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