I saw this picture tonight.
And it perfectly describes a lot of things that went on for me today.
*I really do believe that we can change the way we respond to situations if we change the way we think about them first. I asked her to try writing that statement ^^^above multiple times, even if she doesn't believe it. It's like how in order to change your body image, you need to just keep telling yourself that you think you are beautiful, until you actually believe it. In order to affect change, we need to change from the inside out- not the other way around. There must be studies done on how thought + brain patterns change based on simple repetition - right? I know that the whole 'body image' thing must work because I remember a point when I was younger when I specifically taught myself to keep thinking I was fat. Clearly- it worked.