You turn on your phone, press the camera button, then hold it up. No, change it, change the angle, change your face, put on more make up, take some off… Put a filter on it…. Make it perfect…
A while ago I wrote a post called Look in the mirror, over a year ago now. It’s not my best post, but I like what it was saying. Thing is, I’m failing at my own challenge, I don’t look in the mirror twice, I look once, I glance at it. I pick out my flaws, and don’t go back to fin the things I love. And now I take pictures, selfies. Pick at the things I hate then take pictures of them.
Everyone does it, you do it, don’t you? You take these pictures, or you look at pictures other people took, you pick out the things you hate. You circle them, you stare at them, you try to fix them…
Don’t you dare do that, that is not okay. The fact that people make you so self-concious that you take these amazing things about yourself, things that other people love, things you love on other people, and try to take them away from yourself… Why do we do this to ourselves?
So today I challenge myself, and you, but mainly myself, to not take these pictures… To take one picture, not one hundred, and pick out the things you love, circle those… Imagine the picture is of someone else, look at it from the perspective of a complete stranger. They’re amazing aren’t they? All those things you hated before? Someone loves, you should love… So don’t take those pictures, the ones you hate, circling the things that make you you and trying to blot them out.
Remember that someone loves the things you hate, and stop taking selfies just to point out your flaws.