We women are already a people to us. We constantly complain about ourselves. The hair is too thin, the bottom too thick and the thighs misshapen. Many people do not enjoy looking in the mirror. The daily challenge of leaving the house and facing people's gaze is difficult to master. Sad but true!
But has that always been the case? When I watch my little daughter I think "NO".
She is full of life and doesn't care what she looks like herself or others. Full of self-confidence she stands there - beaming and laughing. I actually find myself wanting to lose a little of that confidence. I want to keep that self-confidence. She should always be so cheerful. I will do everything I can.
But how can it be that many have such low self-esteem?
At some point we all go to school, or at least to facilities where we are exposed to criticism from others. And hey presto ... One harsh word and the hard shell has a crack. I don't want to blame society in general, but it contributes in large part to that. But we can also work on it ourselves. Is it so important what the saleswoman thinks at the checkout? I don't think so.
Steps back to happiness
My steps that I have rightly taken:
- Tell yourself and your daughter how wonderful you are. Every day!
- I don't take bad comments that seriously. Straight from strangers - draft!
- I hand out compliments myself. I try to highlight positive things. Just as I would like it to be.
It won't change the world. But maybe it will make my little world a little better. When I think about the future, I see myself dancing confidently - together with my daughter aramsamsam .... Parents know what I mean (the rest will get to know it soon enough).
In this sense you love - dance! Lives! Keep your luck!