You are beautiful just the way you are! Yes, it is true! I like to think of it as “I am a work in progress” as it is not bad to have goals, including at least one for self-improvement. I believe that we are often our own worst critics. I can’t wear that dress because I want to lose at least ? pounds (kg’s). I won’t buy that new bathing suit that I really need until I can look good in it. I won’t wear sleeveless because I have too many freckles. My nose is too big … and on and on. We probably each have our personal wish list even if it is just one thing we would like to change. Often it is something that we focus on that other people can immediately see. Truthfully, we might be the only one who even focuses on it, but somewhere along the line, our inner voice started telling us that maybe we were less than worthy or not perfect.
It is times like these, that I remind myself that I need to be kind to me. It’s okay to continue with that new fitness plan. But maybe it’s also a good time to tell myself that there are many parts to being a person that makes each of us beautiful in our own way.
I won’t remind us of the cliché about beauty being more than skin deep, even though it is true. There are no better champions of telling you this is true than a small child too young to be untruthful. They don’t care about your size, your hair color, your nose, etc. They just get excited when you spend time with them doing something they want to do!
So when I feel not less than beautiful (or even less than that description), I tell my inner critic to go away and the perfect person does not exist. Then I look for something to treat myself such as bringing myself flowers or buying that new outfit anyway! What makes you feel beautiful or pretty?