I apologize for not posting the MAKEUP piece last week! I was terribly sick and literally slept for the entire day. I am doing so much better now and here is the new post.
Do you feel like we, as young women, are in tune with ourselves as we should be? I question the way I think, the way I do things, and the way I say things. I am starting to think I am obsessing over this line of self-questioning. And why? Because I want to be a better person. I want to be someone who can inspire others and be a positive role model. I want to be a good girlfriend, a good daughter, and a good friend. I want to be the kind of friend whom people feel comfortable and safe around. So, what does that look like? Am I that kind of person or am I forcing myself to be someone I am not?
I don’t know if you fall into the same boat of constantly overthinking all the time. Sometimes I get lost and I am not afraid to admit that. Sometimes I feel that I need to rethink my priorities. Instead of constantly bombarding myself with some good self-improvement questions, why not ask the important questions. How is my mother? How is my friend who is struggling with her health? How is my boyfriend who is always working long hours? Instead of trying to fix myself to be this person for everyone else, maybe I just need to be asking different questions and being there for the people I care about.
My point with this is maybe we need to reevaluate our thoughts. We have learned to push and shove our emotions and problems way below the surface. We think pushing our feelings down will allow us to be okay. It might, but if we don’t learn how to be good at breaking our down our emotions and get to their core, how are we ever going to grow? Sometimes we beat ourselves with a mental stick because we don’t see change or development. I have a possible solution– it is not magical or anything wondrous, but it is mighty simple and easy to do.
I don’t mean those romance or fantasy books. Read something that you are passionate about, that you are interested in. Something that gives you many “a-ha!” moments. Books that allow for mental and spiritual growth. Books that give you a sudden burst of energy and it feels great! We probably don’t read enough, therefore we aren’t changing and thinking enough. When we put our minds to good use a lot of great ideas can come about– we start to become better friends and daughters and we start to collaborate and create. This is where we start to see change. As we move forward we start to see the joy, the love, the passion take form and we are just so much happier for it.
So, if you are reading this, please keep reading the posts and sharing them with your loved ones. Let’s share some love and encouragement around.
You are in control of how you view yourself, so let it be beautiful.
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