Brace yourself for a sweeping generalization:
We ladies are all kinds of crazy.
I know I sure am.
I know I’m not the only one who brushes off compliments like they’re unwanted charity work, yet holds on to negative comments [and thoughts] like they’re the golden gospel written and hand delivered by Jesus Christ Himself.
Am I right? [I know I'm right.]
Why do we think it serves us to dwell on the negative? Surely, we can’t think it will help with self-improvement. Can we? That sounds like a sick, sadistic form of motivation if you ask me.
[I've been guilty of it, for sure.]
The good thing, I’ve learned, is that we’re all in total control of how we feel. Sure, it might not always feel like it, but I assure you – we’re the sole Conductors of our own crazy trains. We’re the only person responsible for driving ourselves straight towards Negative Nancyville.
But what if we switched gears and did something even crazier than holding onto negative thoughts and energy that don’t serve us?
How about we love ourselves?
Dare I suggest: embrace ourselves?
I’m not talking about just the pretty parts of ourselves. The parts that we Instgram or blog about. All parts. The parts that make us feel “less than” or “weird” or “self-conscious.” Normally those aspects are the ones that other people admire about us; we’re just too weird to see it.
So, I’m challenging you.
Yes, you, to turn that crazy train around and do something positive for yourself. Not to sound all zen and tree-huggy, but if we only harbor the negative, that’s only what we’ll receive.
And you know what? I think you deserve all the love and happiness and positivity the world has to offer.
Really, I do.