I stumbled upon a young mother, the mommyologist and her blog post called: Embrace Your Body, week from August 9-13. Please hop on over if you want to participate in her survey.
After giving it some thought, it occurred to me that when we are young, wrinkle-free and gorgeous, we keep beating ourselves down. We believe that we are not attractive, we are fat, because we say, “My thighs are just so freakin’ huge.” But our face is fresh and did I mention “wrinkle free,” and yet we say, “UGH! My stomach is totally hanging out!” (Italics taken from mommyologist)
We spend way too much time focusing on the negative aspects of ourselves, when we could be using our energy on developing our strengths.
- Why do we do this?
- Does it help?
- If so, in what way does it help?
I love getting older. I feel fortunate that growing older has brought me other gifts I didn’t have as a younger woman:
- taking better care of my health and body
- realizing the importance of learning new skills and staying energetic
Why do we spend so many years beating ourselves up? Why is it easier to think negative thoughts about ourselves than to be positive.
Imagine if we shifted all that thinking to something LOVING and HELPFUL and BELIEVED in ourselves. Wouldn’t we be able to accomplish our goals and dreams for ourselves, our family and perhaps even our world?