Do not expect to love yourself completely and wholly every day of your life. It may sound like a worthy goal, but it’s actually a trap. Because if you hold yourself to that standard – the standard of consistent, unwavering, holistic self-love – you will fail. And when you catch yourself wishing your upper lip was less hairy or your thighs a bit slimmer, you may feel guilt or shame. Since the goal of striving for self-love is to abandon guilt and shame, this is counterproductive.

Sally from Already Pretty is light years ahead of me.  She takes pictures of what she’s wearing – what a great reason to make an effort every day.   I will put that on my list of things to work towards…

 

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