When is the last time you felt truly beautiful and loved?
A lot of times, we rely on others to make us feel those things.
Outside influences - people, social media, news, etc. can send us on a roller coaster of emotions.
Among all the chaos, we need to remember that we have control over how we feel about ourselves. It's not up to anyone else to tell us we are beautiful or smart or talented or brave. It needs to come from within.
"Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter." - Yoda
I truly believe in the power of my mind.
It may seem silly, but Positive Affirmations have been proven to work as part of a self improvement plan. The concept is to repeat the affirmations daily. You simply say them to yourself. Through repetition our mind is rewired. You may choose anything that helps you. Choose things that you struggle to believe about yourself. Here's a good place to start (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-carmen-harra/affirmations_b_3527028.html)
For example, each day I wake up and say:
"I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind.
Today is a new day full of opportunity.
My potential is limitless.
I am beautiful and healthy.
I am overflowing with love.
I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
Happiness is a choice."
Every once in a while I will change my affirmations, depending on what I need.
Ever since I started doing these, I've been less anxious and more prone to peace. Not that it cures instantly, but I can feel it working. The power of our mind is incredible.
So take a moment to remind yourself that you are worthy of happiness, success, and love. Stoke the fire within, so that you may send it out and fill the world with those positive vibes.