Oh, look at that acne scar!
Oh, you're getting wrinkles on your forehead!
I've reached a point now where I'm able to stop the inner critic before it spirals out of control. I've become more aware of those thoughts and I'm able to just stop, take a deep breath, and start focusing on the positive. But I still do have those negative thoughts from time to time.
It is easier said than done, though. When you've had those negative thoughts playing like a broken record in your mind for years and years, it's going to take a little time to change.
Today I came across this video on YouTube that will help you get back on track on those days when you're not feeling so beautiful. Isabel Rasmussen of Beauty Message offers these tips:
So are you ready to challenge yourself to think positively beautiful thoughts about yourself? I really like the concept of the Beauty Mirror App for the iPhone! Too bad I have a Blackberry, though :(
For more of my thoughts on inner beauty, visit my other blog, Project Inner Beauty.