I’m talking about being hard on yourself. We all know what that’s about. Far too much, probably.
Dove has had some interesting things to say in their Campaign for Real Beauty ads, and I just saw their viral “Real Beauty Sketches” over at Momfaze. Powerful. And the women don’t really have to say much at all – you can see it all on their faces.
Their feelings felt way too familiar to me. I think of all the negative self-talk that runs constantly through my brain, and it makes me really sad. I wonder sometime how different my life would have looked outwardly if I could have had a different dialogue inwardly. And how different it might still become tomorrow if I could just switch.that.darn.voice.off.
I see and hear my girls do the same. And their friends, too. Heart. Breaking.
My lovely and wise friend Laura put it to me bluntly one day – “Hey. Don’t be a bitch to yourself.”
Wise words. Thanks for making me remember them, Dove.
photos courtesy of realbeautysketches.dove.ca