Never Walk Out On Yourself Again



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You could give up.

You could criticise your efforts.

You could walk out on yourself.

Or you could stay.

And remind yourself you’ve got this.

And never walk out on yourself again.

Dr Rebecca Ray

The battle with my own reflection in the mirror has been an ongoing issue for most of my life. In a culture and society where our external image is prioritised over our internal disposition, I have always struggled to find a place of peace in the midst of this battle.

Over the last few years though, I am not sure if it is the result of turning 40, but I am learning to love the skin I am in and I found this quote from Dr Rebecca Ray that describes it perfectly.

You could give up.

You could criticise your efforts.

You could walk out on yourself.

Or you could stay.

And remind yourself you’ve got this.

And never walk out on yourself again.

Dr Rebecca Ray

As women, we are constantly reminded of our looks and the desire in our culture to have the perfect body pre, during and post pregnancy.

I have decided after two children and a long battle with accepting myself just as I am, that I am never going to walk out on myself again.

We are our own greatest critics in our battle with our self-image and physical confidence in the bodies that God gave us.

The way we speak to ourselves in this sensitive area of our lives changes everything.

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Amanda Viviers


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published five books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Her new online platform, The Boardroom Retreat; creates online content for professional and personal development for leaders. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth The Boardroom Retreat Link: https://www.patreon.com/theboardroomretreat