First off, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT & LOVED. Remember that!!
Amanda & Trisha here from LOOP Scrunchies. We have been friends since middle school, so we’ve seen each other through many years of life and different challenges. During these crazy years, we also learned so much about life and what is important. So here we are to share our experience and a couple life tips.
#1 Surround yourself with people that make you feel good- Having friends and/or family to be able to lean on is so important. Even if you don’t want to talk just being around people who you know love you and completely support you in everything in your life is so important. Choosing to get rid of people in your life that bring you down or make you unhappy can be hard but in the long run you will see the benefits. Most of us have had that boyfriend or friend that you have to move on from, because they are literally drowning you.
#2 Make decisions based on what you want- Don’t base major or even small decisions based on what you think other people want you to do or what you think other people will think of your decision. You don’t want to hold anger towards someone who you felt you were making a decision to please, in reality they didn’t really care, and it is only affecting you.
#3- Try to stay positive- Don’t let things you can’t change, fill your mind space. Like what people say or things that happen to you that there is no changing, don’t let it consume your time and thoughts- there is nothing you can do to go back and change it. Instead think- how did I react, how can I change this, how can I learn from this- pull the positives out of every situation even though they may not be pleasant. One of my mantras is everything happens for a reason and I truly believe it, so even when something doesn’t go as planned- there is a reason why and there is great things to come.
#4-Take care of yourself. Take time to do you. Figure out what you like, what your goals are, where you want to be in 10 years and what make your happy, then set your heart to it and do it!!! You will never regret making self-improvements.
So with these lessons we learned, we have created a community that encourages and gives women the confidence to show the less glamorous moments of their life that they might not normally be open to sharing. By less glamorous- we mean real life, not the perfect image we see on social media.
We have all felt the pressure to take the perfect photo, in hopes to gain likes or create an image of ourselves that we are proud to share with the world through social media. We have all sat there comparing what we have and what we are doing to that of the people we choose to follow. And don’t get us wrong, who doesn’t love when they capture the perfect photo!!
When we started this business, our focus was to create a product and content that people wanted. What we didn’t anticipate was the value of the community we were building. This community happened unintentionally but as we started to gain a following and receiving messages and shares about our LOOP’s, we quickly realized how our product was giving women the opportunity to confidently share aspects of their day that may have not otherwise been confidently willing to share. Whether our LOOP lovers are sharing their weight loss journey, a long day at work, a self care activity, or a mom moment we have personally found ourselves turning to our own page for reassurance at the end of the day that life isn’t always picture perfect. Now sitting here and evaluating our business, this is one of the most rewarding and valuable aspects of what we do. When people share their everyday real life goal chasing posts, it couldn’t be more empowering.
Just keep swimming,
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