I know I’m not alone when it comes to asking the question “how can I be happy with myself?”…
It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl or boy, old or young.. when it comes down to it, we all want to be happy with ourselves.
From a teenage girl point of view, I know it is majorly hard to accept yourself… let alone truly being happy and loving yourself! Social media plays a big roll in that. Nowadays, all you see when you’re on Instagram, Twitter etc. are girls (and boys) who, by the age of 17, seem to have their whole lives and careers together. It appears that they have the perfect body, hair, face, outfits lifestyle and house. You also can’t get online without seeing ads for “losing weight”, “how to get a bigger butt” or “how to enhance the size of your breasts”. Seeing stuff like that all the time, you can’t help but wonder if there’s something you need to change about your body. You instantly think “maybe I need to try that and then I’ll be happy with myself”. It’s not healthy for our minds or our hearts to constantly think something’s wrong with us, or that we need to change who we are to be “perfect”.
Even if you looked/lived the life like the person you compare yourself to, you’d still find imperfections you’d want to change. Those people on social media that appear to have the “perfect” everything, are good at making you believe that! No one can have every little aspect of their life together. It doesn’t matter how old, rich or beautiful they are, it’s not possible… it’s not human.
Some people are living the life of their dreams. They probably deserve it! Chances are, they’ve worked their butts off to get there and now, they’re inspiring you to do the same! You should be happy for those people, idolize them even! But, don’t compare yourself. Let me just say from experience, comparing yourself can kill your happiness. We all do it! I still do at times, but we all need to realize that it gets you nowhere. Now, when I catch myself comparing or wishing I looked or had something someone else has, I try to stop myself and think, “you know what? I’m not that person. I never will be. I am me, and I am happy with myself. I am exactly who I’m suppose to be and I’m getting better everyday in every way.”
So, friends! I encourage you to stop comparing yourself to someone, idolize (admire) them instead. Stop saying/pointing out the things you hate about yourself, point out the stuff you love, or are trying to love (but, say it to yourself so you don’t seem like a cocky butt….. no one likes that!). Make yourself happy.. Whatever that might be!
I hope this this helps inspire you all to be happy with yourself!
Thanks for reading