Saturday Thoughts

A couple years ago I wrote a blog post for my friend, Amanda. I wrote about how I dealt with body dysmorphia and how it affected my life.

I still struggle with this everyday on some level, and I always will. It’s not something that just disappears, but something that has changed, is my acceptance of my struggles.

And something that becomes more evident with each year is that you truly need to love yourself at every stage. It’s okay to have goals for yourself, but what’s not okay is thinking less of yourself because those goals haven’t quite been reached yet.

You can be kind to everybody you come in contact with, but the most important person you need to be kind to, is yourself.

Our purpose on this earth isn’t to be perfect, or to live under a cloud or in a society that is constantly telling us we are not good enough. Our purpose is to find our calling and pursue that with a clear mind.

Sometimes when I look in the mirror and I only see the things I don’t like, I think about who I am as a person, and the qualities that make me who I am. I focus on what I can do every day to reach my goals, both physical and emotional. I often find myself so fixated on what I ate, or what I look like in my clothes, or how much I weigh but all of that energy I use being mean to myself could be used in a different, more positive way.

This post was a little off track and with no clear reason or direction. It’s just been on my mind so I wrote it down. I hope that if anybody struggles with body image issues, body dysmorphia, eating disorders, know that you are not alone. ❤

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Shan

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