seven day selfie challenge

This might be a weird thing to challenge myself to, however I found it helped me massively. I'll explain why.

My self confidence has taken a nose dive recently. My skin is horrendous, I've put a bit of weight on, I've been stuck in the flat day in day out, it's been terrible. Although I've gotten a lot done in my personal life, it's taken it's toll on how I see myself.

I think sometimes feeling shit about yourself just happens. I didn't have any explanation why, I just was. I mean, I'm lucky in pretty much all aspects of my life. I have my health, a roof over my head, food in my fridge, a loving family and a wonderful boyfriend. Yet, I still felt crap anyway. I knew I needed to change how I see myself.

I decided to challenge myself to take a selfie every day. When I want to take a selfie it forces me to get up and get dressed and sort myself out, even it's just a bit of mascara and lip balm. I feel so much better when I've put myself together. For a while I was pretty much living in my pyjamas and eating one meal a day, with no idea as to why I was feeling so shit. After seeing my selfies I realised that I'm not as disgusting as I feel. (I also wear a lot of black/grey)

I think sometimes we don't see ourselves the way other people see us, but it's important to realise that just because you think you're anything less doesn't mean you actually are. I felt like crap for easily around two weeks and it took a while for me to come out of it. I don't know if taking a selfie every day actually helped, but it certainly helped me pretend everything was fine. The old 'fake it till you make it' attitude kicked in.

I think taking a photo of myself probably helped in a way, even if it just distracted me for half an hour or so. I thought I'd put the seven photos I took below. They're all taken in the flat in kind of the same way, but some with a lot of make up, some without, hair up, hair down etc etc. They've been edited in VSCO with a filter I apply on all my selfies which is C6, my favourite filter ever.

Anyway, this post wasn't really anything other than my verbal explosion. It just felt nice getting my thoughts out there.

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