This is sound advice for those of you who may be harboring insecurities about yourself. Leave no room for insecurities to fester in your mind. Sometimes your own inner emotions, thoughts or beliefs about your self worth causes more harm than the words you hear pass from someone else’s lips.
There’s too much you were created to do for those around you including your family and friends. Not to mention, the strangers on the street you interact with that’s in need of your encouragement or random act of kindness.
I’d like to share a poem called “Glossed Over” that will hopefully inspire you to rid your mind of all the insecurities that may keep you from being comfortable around others. Glossed Over captures a vulnerable moment of a woman, who shares something she’s insecure about. That woman was me. It was written seven years ago when I was staying on a college campus attempting to find acceptance among peers like the other young 20 somethings.
Once you listen to Glossed Over, you’ll learn that if I really, really wanted to… I could change my appearance. But when you realize who you are and whose you are – you are no longer bound by self-doubt and insecurities.
So what can you do about an insecurity that you have the power to change?
I’d propose not allowing negativity to have a place in your thoughts or mind. Don’t fall victim to life-altering changes such as cosmetic surgery or taking extreme measures to achieve your desired appearance. I leave you with the following ways to vacant negativity from your mind:
Look at yourself in the mirror and speak positive affirmations about yourself, your goals and dreams.
Treat yourself to something you’ve always wanted to do. Maybe it’s a massage, a weekend getaway or concert tickets to see your favorite musician!
In trying times, play a song that lifts your spirit or repeat a quote that resonates with the power that lies within you.
One of my favorite quotes is by Marianne Williamson. It reads “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”