Sunday, October 26, 2008

In other words....

Words can be awfully powerful. As women how many of us have been on the receiving end of some really negative words. Most of these come from our own mouths. See if any of this sounds familiar.

I'm such a cow.

I feel fat today.

My arms look like hams.

My thighs look like cottage cheese.

I'm ugly.

I have no self control.

I'm worthless.

Well you get the picture, right? We all have days when we just do not feel our best. Goddess knows why we have to jump down on our looks when we don't, but we do. We spout off to anyone who is listening, I feel (insert self putdown here). Then everyone tells you oh no you're not_____.

Here are a few words I found in a comment on a blog post somewhere. It's not the exact comment, I'm paraphrasing to fit more people. See if you can try to use them instead. We have enough people in this world putting us down. (women I mean) We don't need to do it to ourselves. Now repeat this on those days when you just aren't feeling up to snuff.

“I’m having a bad body image day; I’m feeling like I shouldn’t be happy with who I am. Can you, as my friends, help me get back on track?”


OhYeahBabe said...

Thanks, Bama - needed to hear this today. And every day!