I can’t tell you what prompted me to sit in front of a camera with my hair all astray and no make-up on my face, but I did it. I hit “record” and I started rambling, something I excel at doing. I liked where the video went but as I was watching it back I found myself criticizing everything – “oh my gosh, you should have at least put on a little cc cream, you’re so blotchy” “you really need that hair cut, your hair is horrifically out of control; I hope it didn’t look like that on your work trip” “that shirt is doing nothing for your figure, it might be time for it to hit the donate pile.”
STOP! STOP! STOP!
I’m listening to myself talk about loving yourself – on the inside and out – and here I am, being one big ol’ hypocrite and hating on myself. And by the time I made it to the end of this short 3 minute video, I was loving the glow of my face, the warmth and sincerity in my words and I found I wasn’t just speaking to you, I was speaking to myself.
During all the hate, I found myself wondering if I would actually post the video but by the end when I traveled on my own short little 3 minute journey, there was no question. I had to. So here I am, in all of my goofy, messy hair, no make-up glory. Take me as I am.
With that, I’ll leave you with this quote:
How do you squash your negative self talk?