What will it take to start embracing yourself more?
This is a question I’ve been asking myself as of late.
With all this quarantine craziness, I’ve noticed that I’m getting to know myself better.
Have you felt that way too?
Maybe it’s because there isn’t so much pressure to feel like we need to be a certain way to go into work or maybe since we are out here social distancing, we are with ourselves more than ever!
But what happens when we are done being in quarantine and we go back to our regularly scheduled lives we live?
Are we going to go back to feeling the need to respond to “society’s measures”?
I hope not!
You deserve to embrace yourself because you are one in a million.
Why You Should Embrace Yourself More
It can be tough out there in the world but who says we have to make it tough for ourselves.
I’ve struggled with really embracing myself and the things I like to do almost my whole life.
My insecurities won me over more than I can ever count and I’m realizing now that I’ve wasted times where being myself was the better (less cringy) option.
Sometimes it’s easier to be someone you’re not or do things you don’t like because it can be more comfortable than feeling “judged” for who you are.
But I’m here to say that you don’t have to be anyone but yourself.
Embracing who you are is nothing to feel bad about! And yes, it’s a struggle but damn it you’ve got what it takes to own it! It’s yours for the keeping!
I get passionate about embracing ourselves because I know exactly what it’s like to succumb to hiding who I am for the thought of others’ judgment.
I’ve come to a point in my life where being myself is so much better than feeling uncomfortable as somebody else or doing something I don’t like.
And I’m here to help you IF you are ready and willing to practice embracing yourself.
Who You Are Is Up To You
The beginning of embracing myself was to accept that who I am and what I like is up to me.
It’s a struggle to understand it but if you find yourself worried about what others might think, constantly remind yourself that “Who I am is up to me.”
The truth is, no one is worried about you because they are too busy worrying about themselves.
So focus on you and work with what you got!
Remind Yourself Of Who You Are
Take time to think about what you like or something that you want to do.
I’ve dug deep to find that I’m a total dork sometimes and I love to wear crop tops & shorts even though I’m not “Beach Body Ready” or an “IG Model”.
Embracing what you like brings more positivity and excitement to your life.
Your likes and dislikes will change so it’s totally normal to revisit your reminders and update them when you want.
If you struggle on accepting yourself and want to learn ways to do that see this post here.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Embracing yourself is a practice. There may be days when you’re totally feeling it and others when you’re totally not.
I always thought that if I can’t perfectly embrace who I am then what’s the use.
First, that’s stinking thinking and secondly, it’s not true.
It’s normal to not be feeling yourself all the time, but don’t stop practicing if you want to build on the self embrace.
Also, it isn’t an overnight thing, constantly work with what you got and when you got it. There is no shortage in embracing who you are!
Put It Out There
This is more of an exercise but one that can work wonders and helps with embracing yourself.
With social media a huge thing nowadays, embracing yourself and letting the world know this is me, is a great way to build your confidence.
I find that using my social media as an outlet to express who I am, helps me feel good and since it is my space, I can embrace it even more (just like this blog too).
Wear your favorite outfit out, take some photos and put it out on your social media accounts and let them see that you are embracing yourself without shame!
The struggle of not feeling yourself can be tough, but you are tougher!
Embrace the qualities you have, don’t search on the outside for acceptance, look for it on the inside.
You’ve got it all, it’s just up to you whether you’re ready to step into your shoes and embrace yourself.
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