|dress: F21; sandals: AE (similar); earrings & bracelets: vintage/thrifted|
For those of you who don’t know, I’m an advocate for the National Dating Abuse Helpline. I do educate teens and young adults about healthy dating behaviors and help them leave abusive situations, but the main thing I do is provide support. If nothing else, I want to help them help themselves. It’s all about empowerment.
Unfortunately, I sometimes struggle with putting my own advice into practice. I don’t get enough to eat and plenty of sleep. I don’t take care of myself so that I can take better care of others. I definitely don’t show myself the respect I deserve and expect of others.
So, I’m taking my own advice. I’m drinking more water and letting my amazing friends do their job and showing myself a little lovin’. One thing I recommend to callers when their esteem has been drained is to write positive messages on their mirror. I know it sounds silly, I tell them, but this constant reminder next to your face will work its way into your brain and you’ll start to associate the positive words with yourself.
Here’s a peak at what my mirror told me this morning:
|i am strong, beautiful, capable and valuable. <3|