Sorry this is two days late but better late than never, right? Today I want to talk about having confidence because I feel that it goes well with my 30 before 30 number three which is to love myself again.
First off, I want to be honest, I don’t think I ever truly loved myself. I’ve loved aspects of me at different times but never really looked at myself and thought “I love me.” And that is a problem. I also know I’m not alone in that feeling. We are conditioned from a young age that if we don’t look, act, or sound a certain way, we aren’t good. So, our self-confidence depletes and there’s nothing there to love.
When I was in third grade, I remember hating my middle name. I have no idea why but I did. Fast forward to high school, I never liked my eyes because they weren’t the blue color I had longed for my whole life. Fast forward to post high-school, I gained weight and had acne and saw myself as ugly.
Now, I love my middle name because it’s unique. I love my eyes because they are beautiful, and as a bonus, they change colors sometimes (yay hazel eyes) so I occasionally appear to have blue eyes. I’m still struggling to love the way I look, though, even at 27 years old.
However, I am learning to accept me and the way I look and I think that is the first step. I’m also making steps to change some of it.
Unfortunately, with PCOS, it is a little more difficult to lose weight or get rid of acne but it will happen. I try going to the gym regularly with friends and I’m really enjoying yoga and will continue on when the class is over.
My next objective in loving myself? Take care of myself and the environment around me. If I do that, my body will thank me and show me love in return. This will make me loving myself almost automatic.
I know other people struggle with this so please know you’re not alone. Comment below with ways you have found to boost confidence and love yourself.
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