1) You are not alone
So many young women (and grown women, too) suffer silently from their insecurities. Whether it be the way you smile, the awkwardness you feel when making eye contact with other people, those love handles that won’t seem to go away no matter how much core yoga you do. My point is, everyone has that one thing, and some of us have many; the key is learning to accept those things you consider “flaws”. Instead of hiding it, flaunt it. People love a person with confidence and when you can genuinely accept yourself, you will see that others will, too.
2) That girl looking at you in the grocery store IS NOT hating
More than likely she is admiring you and she just has a really bad case of chronic resting bitch face syndrome.
3) You can’t always rely on other people’s opinions of you
At the end of the day, the only opinion that matters is your own. You know yourself better than anyone else, and for that reason you should learn how to listen to yourself and make decisions based on how YOU feel, not how others feel.
4) It is all in your head
In order to fix that little voice in your head telling you how terrible you look, you need to be conscious of it. Whenever that voice appears, shut it up. Try thinking the exact opposite of whatever it is telling you. I promise you will be surprised at how much control you have over the way you feel once you have control over the way you think.
5) You are B E A U T I F U L
You are beautiful in your own special way and you should go out and embrace that beauty!