I looked in the mirror, it don’t lie. The image reflects beauty, but my mind screams ‘ugly’. Too this, too that… not enough this, not enough that… I wish, I want, I don’t want, I hate, I used to…. ugh. So I put a stop to it. I didn’t punch the mirror, but I slapped my negative thinking in its mouth. A little bit violent I know, but serious action needed to be taken.
How many times have you looked in the mirror and hated what was staring back at you, like it’s your right to put yourself down? And when was the last time you gave yourself a compliment? Not from someone else that you fobbed off anyway, but you?
For me, I knew something had to change; far too much negative thinking on my behalf. So one day, I just made that change. I got up, brushed my teeth and tried smiling. Bubbles dribbled down my chin onto my black top (because my black top loves having toothpaste stains) and then I laughed until I nearly choked on the foam.
“NJ, you are worth it.” I said to me!
It was foreign, but surprisingly welcome. I liked it… this self-complimenting business could get addictive. Since then, I have noticed a change in the mirror… a sparkle, a little bit of joie da vivre. It takes time, but I’m persevering… because I’m worth it!