It’s Time To Stop Underestimating Yourself

It’s time to stop being unhappy with yourself. It’s time to stop wanting to be someone else or wishing you looked a certain way. It’s time to stop hating your body or your looks or your smile. It’s time to stop focusing on all that’s wrong with yourself and the world. It’s time to stop reinforcing your insecurities and your doubts. It’s time to stop glorifying your shortcomings.

It’s time to stop repeating the same patterns. It’s time to stop being available to those who take you for granted. It’s time to stop being too forgiving because people knew what they were doing when they hurt you. It’s time to learn how to love everything that makes you special. Whether you’re too bold or too timid, whether you’re too loud or too quiet, whether you’re too ambitious or too laid-back.

It’s time to stop selling yourself short. There’s nothing wrong with getting exactly what you want out of life. It’s time to stop dreaming small and start dreaming big. It’s time to take the reins of your life instead of letting someone else dictate how you should be living. It’s time to start sparkling again.

It’s time to stop being a prisoner of your old thoughts and feelings. A prisoner of your old stories and mistakes. It’s time to take the lessons and move on. It’s time to let things go and let them be. It’s time to release all that was weighing you down because turning your life around requires cleansing first. Cleansing old energies, old beliefs, old wounds, and old struggles.

Turning your life requires a stubborn version of you, a person who never gives up, a person who’s determined to find joy in life, and a person who finds love and happiness within. It’s time to stop letting people tell you what you can or can’t do. It’s time to stop underestimating yourself or letting others underestimate you.

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Astrid Perez is a 30-something madness with stardust around her eyes and a pen name. Her writing strives to give people permission to take up space in the world as their multifaceted, complex, human selves. Her soul is happiest when she is reading, or being around people who lift up her spirits.

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