Sometimes our thoughts can get the best of us. We are our toughest critics. Sometimes we feel insecure about ourselves and put ourselves down instead of feeling comfortable in our own skin and confident in who we are. It is easy to feel uncomfortable in our own skin when we look at others and think “wow, I would love to be them…” You are already perfect just the way you are! Here is how to overcome your negative thoughts and love yourself just the way you are.
- Don’t seek others’ approval: Don’t seek validation from other people and don’t base the way you feel about yourself on the way someone else feels about you! Don’t seek other people’s approval. No one knows you like you do! That means that only you can determine your self- worth. When you stop worrying about what other people think about you, you will feel more confident and strong. Just be yourself and the right people will love you for it!
- Don’t listen to the media: When you are constantly surrounded by magazines, movies, TV shows, and social media that show us what the “perfect body” and “perfect person” looks like, it is easy to start comparing yourself to them and easy to point out your imperfections. Rather than comparing yourself to that, learn to appreciate your own body and personality and accomplishments! God made you the way He did for a reason. Believe it! Don’t let the media tell you that you need to look or act or feel a certain way. Just do you!
- Pick positive people: Surrounding yourself with people who are positive and don’t put you down is so important! They help you see your worth and potential. Positive people help you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin and can help you see just how amazing you are!
Everyone has insecurities, and they are not easy to overcome, but as long as you realize that you are amazing and beautiful and that you can do anything, because God made you and loves you just the way you are, you can start the journey of becoming comfortable in your own skin and confident in who you are.