Whether it may be saying or thinking out loud, how many times have you heard yourself say toxic words such as:
I’m not skinny enough.
I’m not curvy enough.
I’m not smart enough.
I’m not tall enough.
I’m not successful enough.
I’m not beautiful enough.
If it’s more than once, please stop.
Comparing yourself to other people can be really damaging to your self esteem and believe me, I have compared myself enough to see how negatively it impacts my self esteem, mental health and drive to be truly happy.
Only compare yourself with someone else if it motivates you to become a better version of yourself.
I completely understand that the journey to self acceptance may be a lengthy one but promise me that you’ll try to turn this negative thinking around from today.
Cut yourself some slack and allow forgiveness to yourself for all the trash talking you’ve done to yourself because today is a new day, a chance for you to change, grow and further develop into a better you.
From today, know you are perfect the way you are and know that what you have, flaws and all – are perfect.
You’re a blessing and I’m glad you’re alive and well.
It’s so easy for us to say, I wish I had A’s intelligence, B’s eyes, C’s body or D’s career path but at the end of the day, that’s not you now is it?
I’ve learned that there will always be someone better than you at certain things, whether they may be someone from your city, your country or even across the globe.
We can never be “the best” at everything so we need to learn to accept our lovely selves and work on creating better versions of ourselves.
We all equally have one chance in life so lets make the most of it.
I realise we discover and learn a little bit more about ourselves as each and every single day progresses and I think this is one of the beauties of life.
You’re beautiful in your own way and there is no one on this planet who can walk around in your shoes as well as you can.
We all have our own stories to tell and quite frankly, that person you may be jealous of, we don’t know what stories they may be hiding themselves.
Have you ever once thought, maybe they also have their own insecurities and even maybe, they also wished they were someone like you?
Life will be a struggle for everyone for different reasons but the least we can do is to love, embrace and accept ourselves unconditionally.
So whether you’re tall or short, skinny or curvy, have dark skin or light skin, have brown eyes or blue eyes, have mono eyelids or double eye lids and have freckles/dimples or not – I don’t care (and you shouldn’t either), you’re all beautiful human beings!
Replace saying you’re i
mperfect with, I’m perfect.