Tag: self esteem

15 Things I Love About Myself

things I love about myself, this stuff is golden, self esteem, self love, why you should love yourself, tips for mental illness,

My down days fill me up with negative thoughts about myself. I insult my body, my face, my (lack of) career, everything. I look down at myself and squash my self-esteem til it’s pretty much gone. It’s very hard to get out of that way of thinking once you are in it. So, to potentially …

The Sunshine Makes Me Feel Insecure

body dysmorphic disorder, bdd, insecure about appearance, why i dont like the summer, sunshine makes me nervous, feeling ugly in the summer, this stuff is golden,

I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine: I don’t really like the summer. The summer brings sunshine (at least sometimes, for those of us living in the UK) and I don’t like that. Well, my Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) doesn’t like that.

10 Things To Remember On A ‘Bad Selfie Day’

selfies, bad selfie day, not liking photos, insecure about appearance, body dysmorphic disorder, this stuff is golden,

bad selfie day|bad selfi dey|Noun A day in which no matter what pose you do, how you style your hair, whether you are wearing make-up or not, how lovely your clothes make you feel – you still feel like you look terrible through that front-facing camera lens. It is a day in which you feel …

18 Misguided Times I Felt Pretty

feeling attractive, feeling pretty, misguided times I felt pretty, body dysmorphic disorder, bdd, revenge porn, sexual abuse, teenage insecurity, this stuff is golden,

Trigger warning: this post contains topics such as sexual consent, revenge porn, body dysmorphic disorder & online sexual abuse.  I spent a lot of my time online when I was a teenager – MSN, MySpace, or random forums and chat rooms. I was a lonely and insecure young girl. I hope that these days young …

Why I Don’t Have Any Couple Photos Of My SO And I

body dysmorphic disorder, BDD, couple selfies, selfie culture, group photos, needing control, insecurities, this stuff is golden,

We recently went to a house-warming party to our new neighbour’s apartment. When I left the kitchen area (the party area, let’s be honest) to have a nosy look round, I noticed this lovely arrangement above their fireplace. It must have been about ten to twelve photos of the couple, in one large collection of …

How To Be Cool

how to be cool, this stuff is golden, best qualities to have, be yourself, be weird, be kind, be polite, what being cool really means,

I was not the coolest kid during primary nor secondary school. I tried my very best to always fit in, which I think made me stick out even more. Trying to be like the girls I was friends with never really suited me and I always felt like a bit of an outsider. This insecurity …