getting rid of the negative.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
don't we all deal with self-confidence issues? start marking a mindful effort to get rid of the negative in your life. brandi and i teamed up to share some tips.
1. unsubscribe from fashion/celebrity magazines. no one looks that good without photoshop and a personal trainer. if unsubscribing from your celebrity gossip seems like punishment, at least remind yourself of that fact.
2. when it comes to blogging, no one lives a perfectly styled life. it's important to keep in mind that a blog reads like a magazine. who wants to look at an ugly photo? bloggers are purposefully putting their best face forward. myself included.
3. do you have the type of friend who would complain if they won the lottery? here's a gentle reminder.....
"megan, i very much enjoy our conversations but your defeatist attitude leaves me feeling negative. perhaps we can focus on the positive things that have happened this week?"
if a few gentle reminders don't work, it's time to give megan the boot. life is too short to hang out with people you don't like.
4. bummed you can't afford anything in the jcrew spring catalog? toss it in the recycle the second it leaves your mailbox. your closet is pretty awesome the way it is.
brandi has some good advice.....
"i swore off fashion magazines during my first year of college. i noticed my perception of myself changed when i looked at these magazines. it's easy to spend our time comparing ourselves to other people, to their lives, finding places where we're lacking. but we need to let it go. embrace our beauty, our imperfections, our dreams and not someone else's. they make us unique."
how do you get rid of the negative?
ps: the truth behind the picture.