A guy recently asked me what was up with women and our seemingly collective obsession with Beyoncé. I told him that she represents everything we want to be: strong, independent, confident, brave. She’s hard working and relentless. Fierce.
And…she woke up like this.
Now, I’ve listened to a lot of Beyoncé but I have not once heard my alarm go off to then promptly declare myself flawless (though my favorite Snapchat to send is the one where I have just woken up but look particularly awful). Normally I wake up, immediately think about how I do NOT want to be awake, and then begin my day like a cranky ogre.
But what if we started our day with just one piece of positivity, no matter how much that makes us sound like Dr. Phil.
It can be anything like, “I have a spectacular collection of freckles!” Or, “I have bendier elbows than anyone I know!” What about, “I haven’t showered in ten days and I still smell fucking awesome!”
So let’s take a cue from Beyoncé this morning. We may not necessarily feel flawless, but I think we can come pretty close. Tell us what your daily affirmation is going to be today, and if you need some inspiration, there’s always this:
As for mine? Today I’m going to eat this bagel better than anyone else, and flip off zero people no matter how hard they ram into me on the street. It’s a new day, and it’s looking pretty good.
Beyoncé video courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment; Beyoncé’s clothing credit: Givenchy; Feature Image shot by Richard Avedon