So I've been informed that today is #bodyconfidence day?😍I get questions every day asking how I learned to love myself and body, how to ignore hateful rude comments or people's negative thoughts about me etc. and I am going to tell you something you don't want to hear, which is self love and body confidence is not a perfect formula. I don't have all the answers, and all I can give you are tips and tricks I have used, and tell you it all starts with you. Every ounce of confidence I have comes from me, not from validation from men, friends, people on the internet, or my job. It all comes from ME. If you base your self love or worth on the thoughts of others, or even advice of others, you'll never be fulfilled and you'll always be searching.At the end of the day body love is a journey to discovering your true self, not just the vessel you are living in. A few things to think about are, are the people you are following online helping you love yourself and progress in your bopo journey?Or are you spending your days comparing yourself to photoshopped/facetuned images of people who may or may not have altered bodies etc and filling your self with self hatred?Are you surrounding yourself with people that make you feel positive and good about yourself irl?Are you speaking kindly to yourself, writing a daily gratitude list, journaling your thoughts, and writing positive self affirmations daily?
Are you trying to work to understand your worth comes from God, and no one else? And you are beautiful and perfect just the way He made you?This journey is tough, but it is beautiful. Sometimes we must break in order to put ourselves back together to be what we were meant to be.I know so many of us can relate to that statement.You are worthy of loving yourself entirely, and seeing your value inside and out. My journey has been difficult and is still on going. I have good days and bad, and I love to share that with y'all so you can see what's REAL. I always love the quote"How cool is it that the same God made mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought we needed one of you too" you are not created to be anyone else but YOU ❤️ #perfectlyme