We are constantly exposed to the images of beautiful, flawless women with perfect complexions, and amazing bodies. Even though this seems harmless, it deeply affects our perception and expectations of how we should look like. Sadly, since the majority of women are not able to live up to these standards, they end up dissatisfied and insecure.
Thus, it’s time for a change! We have to embrace who we are, and in order to help you feel good in your own skin, here is a list of some useful advice.
Learn to love all your flaws
The journey of accepting yourself starts with you learning to love your flaws. Everyone has something they consider to be their flaw, but, instead of looking at it as a defect, start thinking of it as uniqueness.
In order to be able to do this, you have to take a step back, be objective and stop comparing yourself to others, since this is the reason you will end up feeling insecure and dissatisfied. However, accepting your flaws doesn’t mean not taking care of yourself and not giving your best to be in good shape. It simply means that you shouldn’t be obsessed with your looks, since many “flaws” cannot be changed.
Take care of yourself
Taking good care of yourself can help you feel much better in your own skin. I am telling you this from my personal experience, since I remember how insecure I had felt about my dry skin before I found adequate care for my skin type. So, it’s important to find products which suit you.
Aside from skincare, regular physical activity helped me feel stronger and thus more satisfied with how my body looks like. So, instead of just doing nothing and feeling depressed, start working on improving yourself immediately.
Do things that make you happy
Have you ever heard people saying that beauty comes from the inside? Certainly you have, since this is a well-known truth, and we all know that in order to look good, you have to feel good and be happy. So, it’s time you started doing what you enjoy.
You should stop doing things because you don’t know how to say “no” to an annoying friend who doesn’t respect your wishes. Stand up for yourself, follow your dreams and try to fulfill your every desire, no matter how capricious it may seem. You live only once, and you need to capture every moment enjoying yourself.
Love your unique personality
Don’t ever try to be something you aren’t, since you are just perfect the way you are. So, instead of trying to change your personality, embrace it.
For example, if you speak loudly and aren’t embarrassed to be the center of attention, don’t let anyone hush you. If the people you are surrounded by cannot appreciate this crazy part of your personality, don’t change yourself, but find others who will accept all your characteristics, since no one deserves to be denied the opportunity to express their character.
Learn how to be alone with yourself
You will feel good in your own skin the moment your learn how to be alone with yourself. For the majority of people, being alone with themselves seems like a punishment. However, it’s high time you changed this and started appreciating the time you can spend with your own thoughts.
You shouldn’t rely on people or technology to distract you from your feelings of unhappiness and low self-esteem, since the first step to resolving your issues is admitting that they exist. And, once you have found your peace, we promise that you will feel great in your own body.
As you can see, the journey to accepting yourself is long, but the end point of you feeling good in your own skin is absolutely worth the effort.
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is also very passionate about DIY projects, latest fashion trends and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.