With mental health being a highly discussed topic, a United Kingdom-based mental health group called Young Minds has started a trend on social media in hopes of promoting self-love, reminding us that we are important, we matter and we are good enough.
"We all have negative thoughts sometimes and tell ourselves unkind things," members of the group said in a video on its Twitter page. "But how we speak to ourselves affects who we believe we are ... Be kind to yourself with #5YearOldSelfie — you deserve it!"
The group began the movement with a simple tweet, and it began taking the internet by storm in all the best ways.
Take part in #5YearOldSelfie!— YoungMinds (@YoungMindsUK) August 8, 2019
1) Find a photo of your younger self
2) Write 3 things you’d tell that child
3) Use #5YearOldSelfie
4) Tag 3 friends to help spread the love
Next time you feel down about yourself, remember your message to your #5YearOldSelfie💛 pic.twitter.com/0QolVqKpdv
"When we feel good about ourselves it’s easy to deal with life’s challenges," members of the group said in a video. "So when you’re feeling low, try taking a moment to picture yourself aged 5 years old and tell that inner child everything they need to hear."
The responses flooded in, and most of them are clearly things we should all be reminding ourselves of from time to time.
To my #5YearOldSelfie for @YoungMindsUK— Mark Leruste (@MarkLeruste) August 10, 2019
1) Don’t pay attention to those who say it can’t be done, they gave up years ago
2) Have fun and be you, because when you do the world comes to life
3) Follow your heart, it knows best
Now it's your turn @DanielPriestley @mcgheeriley pic.twitter.com/V6mDL3Hz4h