Posts tagged with "self-esteem"

How to update your wardrobe for spring

Posted March 26, 2015 in spring, clothes, shopping and 5 more

As the weather has warmed up and I've started to pull out my spring clothes, I've realized that I need a wardrobe refresh.

My body has changed over the past few years and my tastes have changed, and I don't know how to dress myself anymore! Yes, I'm 31 years old and I can't dress myself.

I can't wait until summer because I can just live in maxi dresses, which require no effort. But I suppose I must dress myself during the transition to summer, so I'm making a plan of action. You can follow along with me if you feel like your wardrobe needs a little pick me up.

  1. Go through all of my clothes and get rid things that don't fit, that I don't like, that have holes or stains and that no longer fit my lifestyle and my personal style.
  2. Determine what my issues with my wardrobe are (I've listed some below).
  3. Make a list of staples that are missing from my wardrobe.
  4. Think about what I want to look like and how I want to feel in my clothes.

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Learning to Love Yourself More {Part 2}

Posted February 12, 2016 in self-love, Self-Love February, self-esteem and 4 more

This month, I'm sharing tips to help you learn to love yourself more! Last week, I shared ways to incorporate more self-care into your life. (read about it here!)

This week, I want to talk about authenticity. One thing that I've realized over the years is that the more that I am my true self, the more I like myself.

Throughout our lives, we feel pressures from others, from society and from ourselves to be a certain way. We, purposefully and subconsciously, begin to mold ourselves into the person that we think fits those images. 

Maybe it's just dressing a certain way to fit in (which we still do as adults!), but it could also be pursuing a career that others felt was best for you. 

I began struggling with low self-esteem when a third-grade classmate informed me that I was fat. It was then that I felt like I didn't fit in anymore. I didn't realize it until I was an adult, but being skinny was tied to my self-worth. This was the beginning of decades of trying to get skinny to be loved, and years and years of destructive behaviors to cope with my low self-esteem.

So how do we let go of those messages we've been telling ourselves and become our true selves?

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