What Happens When You Embrace Yourself?!
Life’s hard enough on you. Don’t be your own worst critic. No one is perfect. So how can you embrace your imperfections instead of criticizing them, and continue to strive toward a better life? To truly embrace yourself, you need self appreciation despite your flaws!
Imperfection is not the opposite of perfection. Instead, imperfection is the state of acceptance of self through love. Without seeing who you truly are, you won’t know what to change and what to keep. Perfectionism just throws everything out the window. Here are five ways to truly be free by letting yourself live as you are.
Learning Self Appreciation
“I am Me”
“Accept me as I am” is a battle cry. It doesn’t mean that you won’t change detrimental habits because you are embracing who you are. It also doesn’t mean that you are promoting laziness or lack of ambition. What it does mean, is that you have taken a look inside of yourself and see who the person inside truly is. There are things that you like about yourself and also things that you don’t, but it all works together to become the person that you are today.
True change in your life is an act of love. You can lose weight when you love who you are right now at your current weight. It means that your life, self-esteem and happiness are not tied to a number. Anything done out of self-hate doesn’t usually last because you are always criticizing your efforts. Nothing is ever good enough because you start off not liking anything about yourself from the beginning. You’d leave your own body if you could.
There is nothing healthy about that. Imperfection says that the only way through is with love on board. Accepting and embracing you by celebrating why you are unique. Getting reacquainted with yourself through a few steps that show the value that was there all along.
5 Tips To Learn Self Appreciation
1.) Use Your Flaws As A Guide – Don’t be afraid to look at yourself honestly. Write down the things you want to change and how you can turn them into positives. Use your flaws as growth and goal motivation! Embracing your flaws doesn’t mean you don’t want to improve them! Identifying them is step one in your plan to work on you and self appreciation!
If you can’t change it, then learn to turn it into a positive in some way!
2.) Appreciate Your Individuality – Your flaws are what make you, you! Some of the biggest celebrities embrace their weirdness, like Chrissy Teigen!
3.) Try Something New– Don’t let your flaws hold you back. Do something you’ve always wanted to do! Be bold. Go blond. Go black! Just maybe don’t shave your head (ala Britney) unless of course you really wanna (hey, I don’t judge). Take a yoga or dance class. Try an edgier or sexier style. Find what makes you happy!
4.) Laugh More – Laughing is one of my favourite things to do lol! Laughter promotes feel-good endorphin release. So even if you’re just laughing at yourself, be sure to take time out to have fun and take a rest. It is restorative and also promotes health.
5.) Stop Comparing – It’s so easy and even more exhausting to compare yourself to others. They haven’t had the same experiences as you. No one has the same heart as you. No one has the same path as you do. So when you see someone with the ‘perfect’ life, just remember that where you are now isn’t where you’ll be next year. Where you will be is up to you and what you do from this point on. Instead of comparing, create goals to get the life you want!
Allow yourself to be human, flawed and free by embracing yourself and your imperfect life. After all, no one is perfect!