We currently live in a world that consists of almost 8 billion people, all unique and all equally beautiful. Yet, despite this fact, many of us still struggle with the constant need to compare ourselves to others as we are all so desperately trying to achieve perfection.
The main source to blame for this toxic behaviour is society and its standards to be perfect.
The truth is, perfection simply does not exist as it’s subjective. Meaning whatever is perfect to you may not be to others, and whatever is perfect to others may not be to you. Which only shows just how pointless it truly is to chase after perfection for anyone but ourselves.
Here we will reveal to you eight reasons why you should accept yourself just the way you are. Let’s get started!
“When you accept yourself. The whole world accepts you.” – Laozi, Chinese philosopher
1. You are a work in progress
No one is immune to having bad days; it’s a normal part of life. After all, by experiencing bad days we are given a chance to grow and become a better version of ourselves. Bad days also allow us to appreciate the good days a little more; therefore, it’s time to stop beating yourselves up about it.
2. Your past will always be a part of you
We all have a part of ourselves that we aren’t proud of; regardless of what it is, it’s nothing we can change, so we might as well accept it and move forward. Your past will always be a part of you, but it doesn’t have to define you. Take the lessons of your past and apply them to your future.
3. You are not a copy
You were not born to be like everyone else; you were born with your own uniqueness and full of potential to do unimaginable things. Don’t limit your power by trying to fit in with the crowd. Instead, stand out and be proud.
4. You will be free
When you finally stop trying so hard to meet the expectations of everyone around you, a huge weight will lift off your shoulders. You will no longer feel trapped in what is perfect for anyone besides yourself, and with that, you will also feel a lot happier and fulfilled within yourself.
5. You will increase your self-worth
By focusing on accepting yourself, you will begin to develop a healthier relationship with yourself. This will lead you to take much better care of both your mind and body. You will also start to see how worthy you are of your own love.
6. You will be introduced with new opportunities
When one door closes, another opens. When you close the door of self-rejection, a lot of doors will open for you. These doors will provide you with new and better opportunities you probably never dreamed of; this is due to you no longer putting yourself below everyone else.
7. You will become a winner
Trying so hard to be like everyone else is hard; many times, you’ll never reach their level, and as a result, look at yourself as a failure. By finally accepting yourself, you will only have your own expectations to chase after; no matter what look at yourself in a much brighter light.
8. You will be more grateful
Because we often compare ourselves with others, we often overlook all of the beautiful things about ourselves that we should be grateful for. By finally accepting yourself, your eyes will open to see just how perfect you are. Making you grateful for the things about yourself you tried to change before.