A few weeks ago an I’mperfect Lifer shared with me that she always wears a cardigan over her tank tops, even in the middle of summer because, as she put it, “we live in an opinionated world where people can hurt you.”
She said that her kids told her that she looked nice without the cardigan and then discounted it by saying that her kids love her “but adults are different.”
How often do you make choices about your clothing, activities, thoughts or actions based on how you think others might perceive you?
Do you sweat in long sleeves because you assume others will judge your untoned arms?
Do you avoid participating in events because you think others will believe you don’t belong?
Do you assume people are staring, snickering or treating you differently because you don’t fit the mold you think you should live in? If so I dare you to change your thoughts to change your life.
For the next seven days…
- Every time you think a negative thought about yourself- STOP and say something nice in response. Even if it’s the same thing over and over again.
- Every time you think a negative thought about someone else- STOP and say something nice.
- Every time you think someone else is thinking, assuming or judging something about you- STOP and say something nice about them and you.
Even when it’s hard.
Even when if feels forced.
Even when you don’t want to.
Change your thoughts and you will change your life, I promise.
Now dare someone else to do the same by sharing this post with them. <3
I and double dog dare you to come back here in 7 days and tell me how much better you feel about yourself and others.
You are beautiful and so am I, on the inside and out. Once we allow ourselves to think these thoughts, we enable ourselves to feel them.
Go feel amazing. You deserve it.