I love MissRepresentation’s emails. They make me so happy. They have a running theme of avoiding appearance-based judgments, and focusing on the people we are.
“This week’s Get Healthy action is about giving yourself the gift of self-love and acceptance. It’s time to stop being so hard on yourself, to let go of “perfectionism,” and to celebrate your authenticity. Take 10 minutes this week to step back, breathe and appreciate who you are and where you are in your life. Write down or think of three things you love about your appearance, your personal life, and your professional life. Use these notes as inspiration during the rest of your week and don’t be surprised if feelings of gratitude arise!”
My list: I love my smile, my sparkly eyes, and my dancey self. I love talking to my friends, taking walks around the neighborhood, and getting hugs from my parents. I love doing art, singing, communicating positivity about fellow women, and photographing cool people.
Aside from these things (please feel free to post your own list as a comment, if you’d like!) I do love my authenticity. I love being me. I know I’m not up to anyone’s specific standards of ‘perfection’, but no one is and I don’t care. I’m happy being me, and that’s what I love most about myself.
It works, try it!