In this day and age we are force-fed what we are supposed to think “beauty” or “perfection” is. This only leads to us tearing ourselves apart, asking ourselves “why don’t I look like that” or “I wish I was them.”
What we forget is that we are all perfect in our own way. And that being unique, different and you should be what beauty is actually measured by.
Like everyone else, I am guilty of comparing myself to others negatively. But what I have found useful is rather than tearing down what you hate about yourself, why not celebrate what you love? No matter how odd it may seem to others! Finding something (even if it is just one thing) that you are proud of can help turn around your self-esteem!
I love myself because I choose to love myself! Yeah, I’m flawed. But who isn’t?
I am not the skinniest, and I don’t have perfect skin. I think my cheeks are too chubby, and my legs are too short. But I love my body. And all it is capable of!
My favorite features on my body are my hands. Yeah, you heard that right. My hands. You know why? They help me do all the things I love to do! Without them, I would be an entirely different person. My right hand helps me draw, paint and create everything I put my mind to! And my left hand is the most beautiful part about me! lol I always say if I ever had the opportunity to be a model it would to be a hand model! My fingers are long and slender (unlike the rest of my body) and my nails on my left hand rarely ever break. So, I’m pretty proud of it! haha
I may not be the most outgoing person, or be comfortable in a room full of strangers. I may lack confidence and be too passive, but I love who I am!
My favorite personality trait is my positivity! In every situation I choose to see the bright side. I’m a “glass half full” kind of girl, and I am happy that I am that way. Can you imagine living life focusing on the negatives? That would be miserable. I try to start each day with a smile (no matter how hard it may be sometimes) and put forth my most positive self. Not only does this help me stay positive, boost my self-esteem and give me peace of mind, it also helps evoke happiness in others. Why be a cloud of negativity when you can be a ray of sunshine? A smile is contagious, and it may just make someone’s day seeing yours!
You are beautiful. Not just physically- that doesn’t matter. You are beautiful because you are YOU!
You contribute to the world in a way that is vastly different than anyone else. You have thoughts, view points and ideas that are all your own. Share them. Celebrate them!
You were made entirely different than everyone else. Yeah, you have a heart in your chest and a brain in your head, but your heart beats and your brain thinks differently than anyone else around you. Choose to love them. Choose to embrace who you are and who you are meant to be.
Why compare when you can contrast? Why blend in when you were born to stand out!
What makes you you? What are some things you love about yourself? What are you proud of? No matter how weird or random they may be!