How do you feel about yourself?

¨With makeup I feel fine, but without I am not comfortable with myself.¨ 

“I am sometimes happy with myself.¨

¨I am a very self-conscious person.¨

¨Honestly, I´m pretty content with myself:)¨

¨I feel happy with being me”

“I love my self, I plan on never changing!”

“Im pretty happy with myself for the most part”

“Sometimes im not sure who I am. There are days when I feel like im worthless, but other days like I am someone else. Or other days when I feel like no one can see me. But other than than, I feel like I am cared about. But I love the way I am. I am glad I am who I am. I would never want to be anyone else. “

 

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Long lived life

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, are in danger, or are feeling suicidal, call 911 immediately.

Suicide Hotline: 800-784-2433

Immediate Medical Assistance: 911

Crisis Call Center: 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 

 

10 Reasons Not to Commit Suicide

 

1.    DON’T GIVE UP

Quit, Lose, Surrender, Give Up…these words have negative connotations. Do you really want them to apply to you?

Are you really a quitter?

No?

Prove it.

Don’t end. Change.

So you have some terrible things going on in your life, most people do. It doesn’t mean you end your life, it means you endure, adapt, grow and in time…triumph.

2.    DON’T HURT YOUR LOVED ONES

Sure committing suicide is a difficult choice for you, but have you even stopped to think about how badly you’re going to hurt your loved ones? Family and friends are likely to be absolutely devastated and sure, not everyone has family or friends, but if you could visit your own funeral, you might be surprised to learn you have a few more than you thought.

Many loved ones will never understand your decision. It will haunt them forever. Many close to you are likely to blame themselves and think it’s somehow their fault.

Just remember, when you commit suicide, you’re not just removing yourself from your life, you’re also removing yourself from everyone else’s lives.

3.    THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY

Sure change and improvement is difficult, but there’s almost never a situation that’s insurmountable. Can’t you see some possible way to triumph in the situation you’re in without giving up everything you were, are and will ever be?

If you can’t think of a way, maybe someone else can. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to investigate all options. Suicide isn’t something to be taken lightly.
Suicide is the worst solution to a difficult situation.

4.    DON’T THROW OUT THE BABY WITH THE BATH WATER

Sure, taking your life may stop the misery, depression, loneliness and pain.

But don’t forget you’ll also be ending the bliss, happiness, love and pleasure…forever.

Is that really what you want? To end all the good things in your life and to eliminate all the amazing things you will experience in the future?

5.    DON’T LEAVE THAT IMPRESSION

In the wake of your suicide, you are likely to always be remembered as the one who gave up, the one who couldn’t hack it, the one who quit, the one who left their loved ones in the lurch.

Is that how you really want to be remembered?

6.    DON’T GIVE UP YOUR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION

You will probably never drive in a Ferrari or live in a 30-million-dollar mansion. You may never have a super-model for a wife, or a saint for a husband.

What you do have and will have for as long as you choose to keep it, is the most precious possession of all…your own…perfectly unique life.

Is it perfect? No, but then what is?

The goal isn’t to be perfect, it’s to live the best and most satisfying life you can.

7.    THERE ARE NO SECOND CHANCES

If it’s a big date and you choose the wrong movie, or an important anniversary and you choose the wrong restaurant, it sucks, but it’s not the end of the world. You choose something better the next time.

If you choose to take your life and realize that you’ve made a mistake in your final moment. There’s no re-do. There are no second chances. There is no next time.

Suicide is one mistake you can’t make up for and you can’t atone for.

8.    DON’T END THE STORY EARLY

When you watch television, read books, or watch movies, do you stop at the 25% mark? Do you stop in the middle? Do you stop 75% through?

Of course not! You know things usually get better at the end and you want to see the climax.

Your life is probably the same way. You don’t want to stop your life at the 75% mark.

Stories throw all their seemingly insurmountable obstacles at the hero around the 75% mark and it’s the hero’s chance to hang tough, impress and make the adventure all worthwhile. If you stop it before the hero has that chance, you ruin the story. You ruin the book.

Sure, when you really hate a book or find a movie boring, you might on the rarest of occasion stop early, because you can change this story for another more exciting one, but this story is special.

This is your story. And if you hate it, then do it, change it for a more exciting one, change your life into what you want it to be, because remember, this is the central story. You’re the hero. These are your obstacles. This is your adventure and this is your time to shine.

If you stop this story early, you don’t just ruin the story, you ruin your life.

Have no fear. No one said it would be easy, but then what hero ever impressed without great obstacles to overcome?

There can be no great heroes without great obstacles, just like many of the greatest people are products of the trials they’ve overcome.

This is your time to endure and become more than what you are.

9.    THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

You may tell yourself the world is better off without you, or that your death won’t make any difference and no one will notice, but ideas are nonsense. Every life affects the entire universe, because everything is connected. Even if you spend your entire life in one room and never interact with other people, you’re having a tremendous effect on things, because you could’ve gone out and had a tremendous positive effect in the world. By not doing that, you’ve deprived the world of most of your influence and positivity.

If you doubt this, just read “The Butterfly Effect” in Logical Spiritualism Subjects.

Believe it or not, your life has a huge effect on everything. Taking your own life will send a tidal wave of loss and emptiness through The Butterfly Effect.

Do you really think you’ll benefit the universe by subtracting yourself from it? If you really set your mind to it, don’t you think you could have a positive effect on things?

If you want to have a positive effect on the universe, there’s almost no chance that you can do that by ending your own life and removing yourself from the endless equation.

10.    THERE ARE BETTER WAYS TO HURT PEOPLE

Finally, maybe you feel wronged. Maybe your goal really is to hurt those you feel have wronged you. Maybe you want to rattle their bars and wake them up. Maybe you want to fill them with regret for all the mistakes they’ve made.

First, there are better and more painful ways to hurt people, which don’t require the most costly sacrifice of your greatest possession.

Second, if the people really are so terrible, it’s possible that your sacrifice would backfire. Perhaps they really are just bad people and instead of sparking some tenderness, regret or sadness in them, your death will be easily ignored and easily forgotten. Perhaps a burden will even be lifted from their unapologetic shoulders. Do you really want to take that chance?

No. Stick it to them the best way possible. Live your life better than theirs and make them choke on their own jealousy.

Your time is better spent trying to make yourself happy than trying to make someone else sad.

Be good. Be better. Accomplish more. Be happier.

SELF AWARENESS

Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. It is not to be confused with consciousness in the sense of quality.

Many competent, well-meaning, intelligent people genuinely believe that something bad will happen if they think differently, change their behavior patterns, examine their feelings, listen to their inner voices or live consciously. They settle for being someone they’re not and live lives that doesn’t make them authentically happy. Thankfully, self-awareness can help anyone discover who they are and what their true path in life is.

The better you know yourself, the more able you are to consciously decide what you think, feel and do rather than leaving a trail of destruction behind you. Take some time to explore this blog and discover how self-awareness can help you grow and be happy. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments as you continue your journey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.theselfawarenessguy.com/what-is-self-awareness

 

Confidence with and without makeup

“I simply panic at the idea of going to a social event without makeup where there will be straight men, but it’s like I don’t trust them, I expect them to be unkind,” …during the summer I don’t do water activities. I don’t swim, I don’t jet ski, I don’t kayak, but I would love to join on all of these things.”

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman, with passing years, only grows!”Audrey Hepburn

I think makeup is a wonderful thing but I also think it can be seriously overused and misused. We all have flaws – it’s what makes us human. Instead of hiding every flaw, why not let them show? The more you show off the things you aren’t confident about, the more confident you will become about those things. Sound confusing? It’s not.

Here are some of my personal tips on how to be more confident without (or with little) makeup:

1.) Acknowledge and -embrace- your insecurities:

We all have insecurities. There is no denying that. There is also no shame in being insecure as long as you can acknowledge that you are insecure about something and try to change the way you view that insecurity. For example: I used to be severely insecure about my freckles. Since I was younger, no matter how much sun screen I put on my skin, I would develop freckles within ten minutes of being in the sun. I used to think they were awful until I started to look at them differently. I dated someone once who was obsessed with freckles and would frequently take photographs of mine and others freckles and I started to notice the beauty and uniqueness in them. I now not only accept my freckles but I try my hardest not to cover them up anymore. I also have dark circles which I can’t say I am proud of but I can say I am not nearly as insecure about them anymore and I don’t freak out if I go outside or take photographs without covering the darkness with concealer. I also have redness around my nose (thanks allergies) and I used to always put concealer to cover up the redness and now I let my skin breathe more and I let those flaws shine through.The more you let your flaws make you unique, the more you will come to appreciate those things that make you who you are.

 “What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”Scott Westerfield

2.) Take care of your skin:

Our skin is our biggest organ, take care of it! So many of us are focused on what we put IN our bodies but neglect what we put ON our bodies. What we put on our skin is ultimately absorbed into our bloodstream so you want to make sure to use the safest and cleanest ingredients as possible. I also say that a little bit goes a long way. You don’t need to have five or ten products in order to have a good skincare regimen or to take care of your skin. As long as you are using common sense when it comes to your skin and taking care of it, you will see results. Think simplicity when it comes to the ingredients you look out for and the routine you develop. When your skin looks better, you will feel more confident without wearing makeup and if you do decide to wear makeup, it will look even better on well treated skin!

3.) A little goes a long way:

You will be surprised at what a few simple things like curling your lashes and grooming your brows will do for your face and features. Add a little tinted moisturizer and lip balm and you will be ready to go. I suggest trying out tinted moisturizer if you are someone who is used to wearing heavy foundation. I also suggest tinted lip balms and investing in a good eyelash curler and brow set! If you are going to wear makeup, focus on enhancing your features instead of covering them. Dab a little cream blush on the apples of your cheeks or swipe some light bronzer to accentuate the cheek bones. The focus should be on enhancing, not covering.

4.) Positive Affirmations:

I have talked about how important it is to be positive and to use mantras and affirmations both here andhere. Something as seemingly simple as telling yourself that you are beautiful and worthy can be more helpful than you realize. When you use positive affirmations on a regular basis you will start to see results in your confidence level and over all being. Whenever you feel like something about your physical appearance isn’t what you consider to be “beautiful” or “right” – just tell yourself something that you do love about yourself and take it from there. For however many bad things you can think about yourself, I promise you there are more good, you just have to dig a little deeper to recognize them sometimes!

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”― Confucius

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