I really don’t like—actually hate is a better word—myself. I don’t like the way I look, and I don’t like my personality. Even when I’m talking to somebody, I’m thinking that I hate the way I sound and the things I say. I critique everything about myself, and I just really feel like there’s nothing good about me–nothing I feel is positive about me. I can’t see why anybody would even want to be my friend or, for that matter, why anybody would want to date me.
Sometimes we wake up, look in the mirror, and don’t like or recognize the reflection that meets us. It might be sudden weight gain or pesky acne that’s resurfaced. Maybe it’s the drowsy eyes from the night of drinking or the less than thrilled expression awaiting the day’s events. Or it could be something we only feel within: a sadness, a lack of motivation, a boredom. Whatever it may be, we all have something we dislike about ourselves or know we could improve on—that is 100% normal. But what isn’t normal or healthy is completely despising ourselves and allowing that hatred to fester.
Here’s a quick video we made about that: