Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You ARE better than you think you are

These past couple of weeks I have struggled with a few things. One of them being self-esteem/self-image. While in my head I KNOW that I shouldn't base how I feel about myself on how many dates I get asked out on or how a certain boy treats me, but I do it anyways. Sometimes, with things like this, I can't help it.

Then, certain situations arise, (for example going to a bridal shower for a friend that is younger than you and everyone else there is younger than you and either has their mission call or is in a serious relationship, hence no mission call), and I can't help but think, "Yeah, I'm not going on a mission, and I'm not dating anyone. What am I doing?"

This summer I am not taking summer classes and I currently don't have a job, (waiting to hear back from 2 though, fingers crossed!), so a lot of days I am just sitting at home with not a whole lot to keep my mind busy. So, naturally, it wanders, and not usually to the best places either. I get these self-destructive thoughts and then I am just in a funk for the rest of the day.

At the beginning of the summer, I decided that I wanted to get into better shape. I will admit, part of it was to impress a boy. Actually, a lot of it was. Today, I realized that if I keep that/him as my motivation, I'm not going to do very well. Then, I found this on Pinterest:
(Photo credit: www.alreadypretty.com)
Under the picture in the description it said, "give yourself some credit where it's due, be kind, and always be your own biggest motivator at the gym. never work out for someone else, a boy, your frenemies... work out because you want to be healthy, look good, and feel good. -EB"

Exactly what I needed right? 

So, obviously, I went on a mad search for some more motivational and uplifting sayings. Here is my favorite:
(Photo credit: themodernhive.com)

No matter what is getting you, or me, down, You ARE better than you think you are! And to show people this, BE YOU! While it is important to continually try to be better and to improve in life, you, and me, shouldn't change who we are for someone else. We should try to be better and improve for OURSELVES. Not for some friend, or for some boy, or for some coworker, boss, etc. 

So, just BE YOU and always remember that you ARE better than you think you are! 

Now, I just need to listen to my own advice and get through this funk of mine. Tomorrow is a new day :)


  1. Love love love this. And seriously, you are so wonderful.

    1. Ah Elise, You are so sweet :) And I look up to you so so much, in the bloggy world and the regular world :)


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