What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is the reflection one of high self esteem and confidence, or do you see a person struggling with thoughts of envy, self doubt or even wishing that you were someone else? Are you constantly beating yourself up and thinking that somehow you should be more, do more, be better, and you don’t measure up in your own mind? Low self esteem or feelings like you are not good enough, are experienced by people of all ages in all walks of life. Negative thoughts about yourself prevent you from living your life to the fullest and need to be dealt with and rejected and not lived with and accepted.
It doesn’t matter how much you have already accomplished in life, we tend to look at other people’s lives and think that they´re better off that we are. We feel dissatisfied with who we are and what we have, or don’t have, but the fact of the matter is the people you compare yourself to compare themselves to other people too and I can assure you that the people who seem to have it all do not. The next time you find yourself wishing you were someone else for the things they have, stop for a moment and wonder what you may not see. We can’t see behind closed doors and we haven’t walked in the other persons shoes. We view life through a lens tainted with our version of what happiness is. When you look at other people through a lens of compassion and understanding rather than jealousy, you are better able to see them for who they are—imperfect human beings going through the same challenges that we all go through.
What’s important to consider is perhaps there is someone who wishes that they were you! Blessed is the individual who can stop and say, “My life is awesome. I may not have everything I want, but I have everything I need.” Gratefulness leads to contentment. Contentment creates harmony and balance. Isn’t that what we really desire? B e kind and gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can. You don’t have to beat yourself up over not “getting there” fast enough. As long as you can come away at the end of the day knowing you gave it your all, that’s all anyone can truly do. Work each day on becoming the best you can be. The only way to see a good reflection when you look in the mirror is to know that you are enough just as you are and self-love will be a little bit easier every time you remind yourself of that.