Depending on what I have planned for the day may decide how much I primp. I have felt for some time, though, that although it is good to look your best, outside appearance is not the whole package nor does it guarantee that the inside will be just as beautiful or handsome.
Just because someone looks good on the outside does not mean they are at peace on the inside, no matter how much you wish the latter to be true. So, when you look in the mirror and style your hair, wash your face, and add all your favorite accessories, does your positive self-talk go beyond “I am beautiful”, or “I am handsome.” What else do you tell yourself?
What about things such as:
1. I am enough just the way I am.
2. I deserve to be treated with respect, including being called by my name and nothing else. I have a right to say no when I am feeling violated by another.
3. I deserve to further my education, whether it be reading books on my specialty, completing a college degree or certificate.
4. I am worthy of great things.
5. I have interests that I would like to pursue and not just do whatever other people are doing.
6. I am …..whatever qualities you would like to have (calm, compassionate, honest, truthful).
Primping should be more than how you look on the outside. What about some “primping” on the inside, too?