Maine Mendoza shares her best advice in order to achieve self-love and inner confidence.
As one of the most popular faces in showbiz, it would be easy to assume that Maine Mendoza is one of the most confident and self-assured individuals on camera. But during her Betadine Fresh Bliss presscon, Maine admitted that assumption is far from true. “Well to be honest actually mahirap magbigay ng advice to the one struggling for self-love kasi me myself parang nandun pa rin ako sa stage na yun. Nahihirapan din ako kasi may mga times na parang mag-da-doubt ka sa sarili mo and sa mga kaya mong gawin. Siguro sobrang cliche man pakinggan pero ang mabibigay ko na advice sa kanila is to believe in themselves,” she said.
Maine said she believes the best advice is to appreciate and love yourself first. “Yun kasi yung unang pinaka kailangan para mahalin at tanggapin mo yung flaws mo and lahat about yourself. Maniwala ka and siguro dun mag-sa-start pag tinanggap mo yung flaws, what you can do and what you cannot do, what you have and what you do not have. Pag natanggap mo na lahat ng kakulangan sa sarili mo, feeling ma-ri-reach mo yung self-love na ina-attain naman nating lahat. Pero it’s a never ending process kasi madami talagang moments in life na mag-da-doubt talaga tayo. We just have to keep trying,” she explained.
Working in a fast-paced industry, Maine also shared how she copes with the constant changes in her life. “Alam naman natin na change is the only constant thing in this world. And we have to keep up with change all the time. Hindi naman tayo puwede ma-stuck lang sa isang place natin in life so we really have to do new things every now and then. Siguro ang ma-i-a-advise ko lang sa mga taong hirap to deal with change is to try to keep up with it and try to I guess think positive. Kasi yung iba parang ang negative ng tingin nila sa change eh. Parang nega agad sa kanila pag may something na nababago lalo na kapag hindi sila sanay dun. So ayun yun lang. Kasi ang very realistic kong tao and hindi ako sanay na mag-sugarcoat ng mga bagay bagay para maging maganda sa pandinig ng tao. Just try to keep up with change. We will always have ups and downs in life so siguro tanggapin na natin na yung change ay mangyayari sa lahat ng tao hindi lang sa iyo,” she shared.
When asked what she does during mornings when she wakes up and doesn’t feel beautiful, the Fresh Bliss endorser gave a very honest reply. “Actually hindi lang pag gising sa umaga (laughs). Parang buong araw yun yung struggle ko. Ewan ko, feeling ko hindi mo naman ma-be-base yung pagiging confident mo in the way you see yourself in the mirror eh. May mga times naman talaga tayo na you don’t feel pretty, you don’t feel confident. Pero we get through it naman everyday. Ewan ko, siguro sanayan lang. Yun lang yung masasabi ko (laughs). Ako sanay na ako sa ganun. Para alam ko yung imperfections ko, alam ko when I feel pretty and when I don’t feel pretty. So parang ako, tinatanggap ko lang yung mga ganung moments kasi feeling ko lahat naman ng babae kahit sinong magandang babae yan, kahit Hollywood stars nararamdaman din yan. So it’s really part of womanhood I guess,” she said.