I love sharing content, information, tips, and my personal experiences with self care, self love, self worth, and confidence, or lack thereof. I was scrolling through some of my Pinterest boards and landed on a saved post about self love and confidence building prompts. By sharing some of these prompts and my experiences, I hope this will help you love yourself a bit more and/or find your confidence.
What are three things you like about your appearance?
I’m excited to write this because years ago I wouldn’t have had anything to fill the page. The old me couldn’t name one thing I liked about my appearance, let alone three. There was a time where I couldn’t summon any positive words about myself, my face, my body.
Fast forward 10+ years and I could talk about the things I love about my appearance for days. I could provide a list with way more than three items, and I’m not trying to be narcissistic but I am trying to speak to my personal growth, my self love journey, and my progress with confidence, self love and worth.
Three things I like about my appearance are my smile, my hips/butt, and my height. When I was younger I didn’t like any of these aspects except my smile. I always thought I had a nice teeth and a nice smile but that’s as far as my self compliments extended.
I still like my teeth and my smile and pride myself on keeping regular dentist appointments every six months. I’ve received compliments on my teeth and smile in the past, which is always a boost to my confidence. I’ve been asked countless times if I’ve ever worn braces, and I never have, but I always take this question as a compliment. My mom has nice, straight teeth, so shout out to her for a passing that down to me.
I like the hips/butt that I once perceived to be too big, too unattractive. I love these curvy parts of me, they look attractive bare or in clothing. I began finding clothes that flatter these parts of me the most and I can’t stop shopping. I’ve grown to love these aspects of me and wouldn’t change that for the world.
I like my height, all 5’3” of me, which I used to hate. It’s silly that this is something that bothered me in the past, something that I have no control over. I’m not sure of all the reasons, but I wanted to be taller. I guess I thought extra height would distribute my extra weight more evenly and make my body look less chubby. I thought longer limbs looked more appealing than stubby ones. But not anymore.
I came to terms with my height, really I had no other option since I wasn’t growing anymore. I begin to see some positive aspects of being short in stature and embraced myself for what I was, short. Short girls are cute. Short chubby girls are cute. I’m cute.
Again, I could allow this list to grow with more things I like about my appearance but the fact that I was able to list three easily and quickly is satisfying enough for me. Like I said, that speaks to my personal growth and I will never stop congratulating myself for that. I know where I started and it’s amazing to see where I’m at now, happy, confident, full of self love. Self love journeys are not easy but if you’re on one please continue to work to get to the place that you want to be.
What are three things you like about your appearance? Let me know in the comments. If you’re struggling to name three things, make that a goal for you to work on and get back to me later.