How do you measure your self-worth? Every day we all look in the mirror. It might be because we are washing our face, fixing our hair, picking a pimple or just putting on make-up. A mirror can make or break your day, depending how you’re feeling inside about yourself.
Lately I have noticed that I have been talking to myself in the mirror. If someone walked in on me doing this they might think I have lost my marbles. I actually think it’s healthy, as it settles me. I talk to myself as if I’m giving advice to someone that I love deeply. When I give my perspective to someone, I am conscious to do so in a loving way, because I want that person to feel good about themselves, and feel the love I have for them. Why not do the same for myself?
When you board a plane, the flight attendant tells you to put on your oxygen mask first so that you can be more efficient in helping others, this is the same concept. It’s not easy, but I’m working on it. Fill up my own arsenal so that I may better serve others.
The world we live in is constantly shifting, and we can count on that. It’s changing at a high speed, and it can be overwhelming. Throw in social media, and the world of perfectly crafted images, it’s no wonder it’s hard to feel that we are enough as we are.
I notice that most girls and women are constantly comparing themselves to what we see on TV, social media and in magazines. The trend of young girls going to plastic surgeons to alter themselves to something better is on the rise. I nearly fell over when I heard that, but at the same time, I’m not surprised. The Kardashians are our royal family, after all.
So many girls and women are desperate to look perfect, to be different, or to create a perfect image. That incentive is not coming from a heart centered place, and unfortunately, this motivation does nothing for self-worth. Good self-worth is an inside job, and most of us are guilty of forgetting this. We are constantly feeling that we need to look a certain way, act a certain way, or achieve the impossible quickly. Why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves? Is it society that is putting the pressure on us, or is it that we have forgotten that our time here is precious and limited. I surely am guilty of forgetting. I surely am guilty of trying to be better than what I am.
The truth is that we are created in the image of God. We all want to end up in the same place, and all the really matters is serving others, and the love that we bestow. That includes love towards ourselves most of all.
Back to the mirror I go to give myself a good talking too. I will send you all some love while I’m there.