Self Doubt Does Not Equal Helpless

Have you ever had a friend who doubts herself…a lot. She knows deep down she’s beautiful and wonderful but sometimes, she can’t seem to get past the idea that she doesn’t like what she sees? What I say is, while encouraging her to think otherwise helps…let her know that just because she’s going through a rough patch where she can’t seem to appreciate how lovely she is, let her know it’s not the end of the world.

Let her know that you have times like this too and that doesn’t mean that we can’t ever see the beauty inside of us. Just because sometimes we feel low, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a chance to feel that high of self love again. Remind her that self love is hard and completely accepting your flaws will not come overnight. Let her know that it’s okay to doubt your worth, even for a little bit as long as you realize that it’s not the truth eventually.

If she seems lower than low, let her know that you’re there for her. That you see her worth through and through and that you won’t stop until she sees it too. Let her know she is so loved and so cherished that she will be so fully immersed in your compliments she would be able to see straight. Hold her tight and let her know you have her, you’d never let her sink alone.

As young girls, we are often thought as competitive when it comes to other females. I stand by the idea of banding together and letting others know how lovely they are daily and lift each other up. Why would you hurt someone else when you know exactly how she feels. Love one another and become a resource of enlightenment and self-love and bring new meaning to the phrase “girl power.”

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