I CRINGE when i see myself. Yep, and I wanted to bring it your attention. It definitely is something that i think ALL of us go through atleast once in our lives. All of us! Seeing ourselves in photos, videos, TV, and even hearing our own voices. Its cringe worthy right? Yep, to me it is. Still! I started working in Radio (Community Radio) at the age of 16… Thats alot of years of hearing myself On Air, in commercials (Both Radio & TV) and when we have to listen back to the Breakfast Show with our Content Director in an ‘Aircheck’ (Basically listening to the show with the boss to make sure we are doing our job properly). Im sure our Content Director can see me zoneout when we sit there listening to the show. A blank look on my face as though i am not interested in the Aircheck. That’s not the case. It’s just that i CAN NOT stand the sound of my voice. It’s the same when we see Video’s and Photos of ourselves.
Some of us get passed that insecurity, some of us never let it go. Where do i sit? Well i sit in the middle. (My starsign is Libran, so that doesn’t help). Having lost a big chunk of weight from my younger years, i still think of myself as a “Fat Boy”. When the camera comes out at work or on holidays or even just playing around, i convisgate the camera to see if i approve of the photo. We have all done it! “Show me that photo before you post it online”. Why? Because we want to show our best self. We don’t want people seeing our “flaws”. You know what though? Those “Flaws” are probably not even considered by the people viewing that photo.
We need to start seeing ourselves in a better light. Not just physically (for that awesome social media shot) but mentally aswell.
I found this video online that i wanted to share with you. If you know someone who struggles with how they look, including yourself PLEASE watch the video below.