If you’ve ever sat yourself down for a meditation to quiet your mind and instead you’ve been served with a plate of loud mental spaghetti of self-doubt and negative self-talk – this is for you.
When it comes to feeling invisible, disconnected and prohibited by societal expectations 'at a certain age' – the rose-coloured glasses have truly been shattered into a million bits.
What needs more air-time, is the inner-work that we’re all doing in the background, to celebrate exactly who we are, at every stage. The unlearning. The discovery. The ‘a-ha!’ moments that make us wonder what we’ve been doing all this time, and oh how we wish we celebrated and gave space to our authentic selves sooner.
We asked 16 women at Mamamia to share the self-love lessons they wish they’d learnt earlier in life. If you’ve struggled with where to start on your own self-love and self-care beat, you may just find the first push pin on your vision board below.
Liv loves her natural curls.
“I battled having curly hair for years and when I finally embraced it, I was a new woman!”
Jess loves moving her body at the gym.
“I didn't think I was fit enough to exercise. I am now a 6 days a week gym person and am always the one to go up to the ‘big intimidating muscly people to ask for help when I need it. Moving my body and asking questions is much better than avoiding it because of being worried about looking silly!”