Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Genre: Self-Help
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Published: 2/6/2018
As the founder of the lifestyle website, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

About the Author

A New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and renowned business podcaster, Rachel Hollis, has built a global social media fanbase in the millions. She previously worked at Miramax, where she met her husband. She is the mother of four and lives in Austin Texas. She is also the author of Don’t Stop Apologizing.


Are you constantly feeling down about yourself?

Do you tend to listen to outside forces rather than the voice within?

Why do we keep believing things that aren’t true about ourselves?

Well, it’s time to wash your face of it!

“You, and only you are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.” - Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis in “Girl Wash Your Face” tells us that we can have everything we want if only we stop listening to the negativity around us. All we have to do is believe in ourselves and our ability to achieve what everyone else is already achieving.

You are the only one in control of your life. And, it is your responsibility to work toward your dreams. There is no one that can stop you once you’ve made the decision to close your ears to the lies you’re telling yourself.

Key Takeaways

  • Stop Breaking Promises To Yourself

It’s way too common to make a promise to yourself that you simply don’t keep. You make excuses, life comes up, blah blah blah. But, really these promises are the ones you should keep over any.

These promises to yourself whether it’s about eating healthy or waking up earlier are set to help you achieve your goals. By breaking these promises, you are putting a stop to your progress.

“When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse.” - Rachel Hollis

Try forming the habit of keeping the promises you make to yourself. You will feel much more productive and you’ll definitely have a higher respect for yourself.

  • Only You Can Make It Happen

Listen up! Never take ‘no’ for an answer. That is how successful people make their dreams come true. If you are faced with a problem, find a creative solution to override that problem and keep on your journey to success.

Failures happen, but the people who keep failing and failing while still smiling toward their destination are the ones that find success in the end. Some goals aren’t easy and neither is creating the life you’ve always wanted. So, when failures happen, suck it up and keep going.

And, please, do not settle for less just because you’ve failed. Always keep your eyes on the prize and be true to yourself. Be patient, it should matter how long it takes. If it is truly your dream, any amount of time is worth it.

  • Your Love Life Should Never Be Boring

Love is one of the greatest gifts in life. And, if we are lucky enough to experience true love in our lives, then it definitely should never be boring.

Now, let’s talk about sex. We’ve all heard that sex gets boring after you’ve been in a long relationship. But, that’s a lie. Again, YOU are responsible for how your life plays out. So, there is no reason why good sex should be compromised.

A huge reason women don’t have fulfilling sex lives is that they are not embracing their natural bodies. If you are telling lies to yourself about your thighs are too doughy or your skin is too red, then that is going to translate into your sex life.

Start talking nice to yourself in every way and your life will improve in all areas!

  • Some Things Are Out Of Your Control

Everyone has sh*t in their lives. There are family matters, errands, work drama, and social life. So, there is no need to stress about the hectic atmosphere, simply embrace it.

“Your dream is worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.” - Rachel Hollis

We are made to think that issues disrupt our lives. But, is that really true? Aren’t they just a part of life? We aren’t living in fantasy worlds! When faced with an issue, take it easy, laugh a little, and keep moving forward.

Also, be sure to ask for help. And accept any help that is offered. There is no shame in being helped when times are stressful.

  • You Are More Than Your Weight

Why is weight always such a topic of importance when it comes to worth? There are so many women today struggling with body issues in the social media frenzy we are all exposed to.

Rachel Hollis tells us that it’s important to love ourselves how we are. We will never be Kim Kardashian or Natalie Portman. We must embrace the body we have and learn to love ourselves so that we don’t hold ourselves back from our highest potential.

“Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.” - Rachel Hollis

If you want to set a goal to eat healthier and workout, that is totally encouraged. Just don’t go overboard comparing yourself to celebrities and friends. Practice meal prepping and making healthy choices for snack time.

Also, if your Insta feed keeps bringing you down, consider unfollowing the accounts that are making you feel low. Social media doesn’t have to be a negative tool. Find accounts that empower healthy eating and women.

  • Embrace Diversity

Everyone is different and it’s important to understand that. In order to love yourself and accept your diversities, it’s important to recognize other’s diverse qualities and embrace them.

By creating a community around you of people of different backgrounds, races, and cultures, you will perceive the world in a much more enriching way. You will learn and understand much more. And, by understanding the world around you, you will accept yourself and your place in the world.

  • Keep Your Vision

When you are setting out to achieve a dream, it’s important to keep your vision in mind. For example, if you have always dreamed of owning a boat, you must tailor your journey along the way to get you to that dream.

If you keep focused on your dream, no matter how big or small, you will eventually get there. Always work toward that one thing. And, plan, plan, plan!

The Main Take-Away

You only have one life, so create the best possible one for yourself. Telling yourself lies and comparing yourself to others will only delay or even stop your progress as you try to achieve your dreams. Remember that only YOU are in control of how your pans out


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