First world problems aside, I want you to ask yourself something.
How often are you really hard on yourself?
Are you consistently beating yourself up for being imperfect? I know I am.
I'm the girl with consistent breakouts. I'm really self-conscious about my singing voice. The ends of my hair are all split and damaged because I'm too lazy to get them trimmed. I'm always stressing out about being an "inconvenience" to other people. I get very anxious a lot. I'm constantly afraid people are judging me for.....well, any reason. There are so many times I feel insecure, not good enough, etc.
And whether we're the person who is known for being insecure or the super-cool confident person, we ALL have insecurities. And sometimes, it's really easy to let those insecurities define us in negative ways.
How can we fix this?
Insecurities are going to be a struggle throughout your lifetime. Sometime or other, you'll notice a flaw in yourself and you'll feel anywhere from "meh" to absolutely worthless. But some very important things to remember are:
- No one (and I mean no one is perfect)
- Comparing yourself to other people is the worst thing you can do. You are your own person, and you're beautiful, talented, and flawed all in your own way.
- What other people think should not effect how you think or feel in huge ways. You can take advice, but being you is perfect, because everyone else is taken!
- Remind people how important they are to you. Sometimes, people are really tricky and hide their insecurities. They may come across as a happy, confident person, but they may be all but dead on the inside. So remember to be nice to people. Tell them you love them, give them a hug, complement their outfit or something else about them. Just five words could boost someone's self-esteem and make their day.
What are your thoughts on this? Let me know by leaving a comment. And make your goal for today giving someone a reason to feel good about themselves and smile. :)
-Felicia Kathryn xxx