Influencer pens honest letter to younger self as she wows with comparison pics

An influencer has been praised for an inspiring letter written to her younger self.

Australian social media star Bree Lenehan took to Instagram to share photos of herself at various ages side-by-side with snaps of herself now as she told her younger self what she'd learned.

The brunette beauty, who is known for her body positivity posts, told herself that she should feel "worthy" and "enough" as her 489,000 followers celebrated the post.

She shared photos of herself at 21-years-old, as well as aged 16, 13, 12, 10 and 4 as she recreated the poses now, aged 25 – showing off her full transformation.

Writing next to the pictures, Bree – who posts on Instagram as @breeelenehan – said: "A letter to my younger self.

"If I could go back & tell my younger self anything, it would be this: I know it doesn’t feel like it right now, but you are already enough.

"You are already worthy. You are already everything you need.

"I know you feel a pressure to look a certain way, act a certain way and be a certain size, but I promise you no happiness is found here.

"I know you’ve been skipping meals, being unkind to yourself and shrinking your personality to fit into a box, but self love isn’t found here."

She continued: "I promise you, once you start treating your mind and body with love, instead of hate, you will: Overcome the cycle of restricting & BED that you’ve been stuck in.

"Stop caring so much about the way your body and life looks and you’ll start caring more about how it feels.

"Heal your relationship with food and exercise. Finally see how wonderful you are.

"Be unapologetically you, learn who you are and you will attract the right people to your life!"

It carried on: "I know being pretty might seem like the be all and end all right now, but pretty is not the most important or only thing a girl can be. You can be pretty smart, pretty kind, pretty funny and pretty inspiring.

"You’re gonna be okay. In fact, you’re gonna be more than okay… You’re gonna be HAPPY. You’re gonna be HEALTHY. You’re gonna fulfil your dreams & so much more.

"The beautiful thing is that you’ll have a little sister one day & an impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of online friends every single day who will grow up hearing these exact words.

"You’ll be able to help others overcome all of these feelings & inspire them to show up as their true selves, to embrace themselves wholeheartedly… Because that’s where true happiness is found.

"You’ll see, one day it’ll all make sense. It’s all going to be worthwhile ."

Bree also captioned the post with hashtags such as #selflovejourney as she asked fans what they'd tell their young selves.

The post racked up more than 81,000 likes as fans praised her for the honest post.

One wrote: "This is so beautifully said! Thank you for sharing it with us."

While another added: "This is so inspirational, love this."

A third chimed in: "This is amazing, I needed this. Your younger self is so proud of you for coming this far!!"

The post comes after Bree also hit headlines last month after she took photos seconds apart to show the reality behind 'perfect' photos.

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