As women our thoughts can sometimes get the best of us. This includes self image as well as any personal issues we may have had in our own families. There is never anything to be embarrassed or ashamed of, no matter what the problem is. The point is to turn that thinking around so we can feel pretty, on the inside as well as the outside.
This guest post is from Jenny Eden. Today, she is going to talk to you a little about self image, her personal experience and how we as women can change our negative thoughts.
And now, here’s Jenny!
I am so honored and excited to be joining you and sharing on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart.
A Little Backstory
When I turned 14, my breasts started developing extremely fast. I went from an A-cup to a C-cup in a single year, and over the next 12 months, I had grown to a saggy Double-D.
Throughout high school, I became more and more self-conscious about how I looked in the mirror. I ended up wearing a lot of black to hide how low they hung (obviously I exaggerated it in my mind), and I always wore full-coverage bras to help them appear more round. It was really embarrassing for me.
Can You Relate?
Maybe for you, your self-consciousness wasn’t related to your breasts. Maybe it was your height, or your skin color, or your weight. Or maybe your family didn’t make the same kind of money or have the same number of parents as everyone else’s did. The truth is, we all have events in our past that create what I call “tapes.”
We All Have Them
“Tapes” are sound bites that we play in our head over and over without even thinking about it. Most tapes play something wonderful like, “My kids are beautiful” or “I’ve been so blessed.” But, unfortunately, all of us have negative tapes too, don’t we? Those tapes might say something like, “I’m ugly because I’m overweight” or “My dad left, so I’m not valuable.”
Of course, the problem with negative tapes is that we believe they are just as true as our positive tapes. And then we spend our entire life trying to make compensate for the lie we continue playing over and over in our own heads.
There’s two important truths I want to leave you with… First, you are the only person who can record over your negative tapes, and nothing in your life will ever make you feel like enough until you get rid of them.
And second, once we stop playing all of those tapes, we start to realize the power of doing something for ourselves… that could be buying jewelry, wearing makeup or even getting a breast augmentation. When we only play positive tapes, every decision we make will only amplify the beauty that we already find in ourselves.
Jenny Eden is the creator of Eden Knows Implants and is an advocate for women who are just exploring or already enjoying a breast augmentation. She loves connecting with women of all ages and helping them decide if getting breast implants is the right decision for them. Jenny also enjoys volunteering with organizations like World Vision and Habitat for Humanity, and she lives in Nashville with her husband and kitty cat.