Talking Self-Esteem and #LoveThyself
For the next few weeks, we’re talking about how to #lovethyself. We asked our blog contributors and ambassadors to talk about themselves in positive ways and to share their self-love tips.
We’re starting with our blogger, Eve’s answers.
What do you love most about yourself physically and why?
I love being little! It may be an impediment when trying to reach the top shelf (I’m just hovering around five feet…), but I’ve developed an extra big personality to make up for my vertical “limitations,” and I love that about myself. Not to mention, I’m always comfortable (at least as comfortable as one can get) on airplanes. Plus, people are always pleasantly surprised by my physical strength–they don’t expect a little lady to pack a (non-violent) punch.
I felt that my height was something I could either hate about myself or embrace. I decided to embrace it! Why be negative when you can be positive? People are drawn to self-love and respect, and embracing all that you have makes you grateful and appreciative. Instead of wishing I had longer legs, I can appreciate the fact that I have strong legs—that I can walk, run, skip, dance, and enjoy life as I want to.
Any tips on appreciating and accepting yourself?
These quotes (you can seem them all on the Stonewear Designs “Get Self-Esteemy” Pinterest board):
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
“I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect. They are much more interesting.” -Marc Jacobs
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” -Maya Angelou
“If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.” -Don Ward
“Perfect is boring, human is beautiful.” -Tyra Banks
“I refuse to be defined by a number of any kind.”
“Be where you are, not where you think you should be.”
Read more about Eve’s self-esteem discovery process and share yours with us in the comments section below: Tell us, what do you love most about yourself and how did you get there?