I’ve decided to give up.
I’ve decided to give up hating myself and my body for things that at some point became my standard of “value” or “good” or “attractive.” I’m giving all that up. No, I’m not planning on sitting on the couch mainlining chocolate and Fritos and washing it all down with soda and hot cocoa. But I am planning on smiling at myself in the mirror more and not wasting another minute on comparing myself with someone else who might not actually even exist.
I read the other day something along the lines of “if we stopped hating ourselves, think of all the businesses that would go under.” Imagine that, will you? Just how many industries exist solely to convince you that you are not good enough the way you are. Continue reading