Stop chopping yourself down, tall poppy.
Last Sunday after a long day shooting photos at a clients home, we decided to head down to Stanmore Bay to make the most of the sunset. I was bare foot, wearing an $11 dress and was being stared at by every passer-by on that beach.
But I have learnt not to give AF.
I am far from where I 'want' to be and you know what?? I believe that is a very healthy mindset to have.
BUT... for the longest time I let this 'idea' of who I was trying to be, hold me back. And that's where 'striving' becomes unhealthy.
It stopped me from creating & taking opportunities, now.
It stopped me from living life & making memories, now.
It stopped me from feeling happy & confident, right now.
I was chopping myself down because I was telling myself I wasn't good enough, yet.
Along my journey I have learnt to disconnect from what society thinks I should be, have and do. And I have learnt to ask myself ... 'What do I really believe?' The way to know if you truly believe something is to ask yourself... "Would you tell someone else, the same thing you tell yourself?
Would you really say to someone...
> your cellulite is ugly, cover it up?
> your belly is too fat to wear a two piece?
> you need makeup because your skin is terrible?
> don't have your photo taken because you look like shit?
I can guarantee you, you are your own worst critic.
Practice being kinder to yourself and all of a sudden the confidence you have in what you believe, will mean you'll find yourself not giving AF either! xx ❤️ A.
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