Being comfortable in your own skin means you have a certain degree of confidence in yourself and your abilities. And that belief plays a crucial role in the development of self-love.
Being satisfied with the way you look is important. But do you know what else is equally important? Being comfortable in your own skin. Loving yourself right where you are in this moment is EMPOWERING and life-changing. But it is not always easy. So how do you get there?
Being comfortable in your own skin doesn’t mean that you are complacent with yourself or your place in life. It doesn’t mean that nothing about you needs change or improve. What it does mean is that you have a certain degree of confidence in yourself and your abilities. And that belief plays a crucial role in the development of self-love. When you feel good about yourself, you stand taller, look better and act accordingly. And that confidence shows in your actions, personal demeanor and interactions with others.
Learning to love who you are means a certain degree of acceptance of your flaws and your weaknesses. It’s OK to embrace your imperfections. Those characteristics are what make you uniquely you. If everyone was perfect then the world would be incredibly monotone and BORING!
Be kind and stop comparing yourself to the unrealistic beauty standards set by society. Social media brings out the worst of these unhealthy comparisons. But so much of what we see on social media is an illusion. So find the best parts of you and show them off without thought to how they rate next to someone else. Flaunting what you have and feeling proud of yourself is very important. Break away from the shackles of unrealistic beauty standards and appreciate what you offer to the world.
Simple Steps to Becoming Comfortable in Your Own Skin:
- Build Your Own Self Worth
- Stop Seeking Validation from Others
- Honor the Body You Have
- Maintain a Positive Spirit
- Surround Yourself with Positive People
- Tune Out Media Ideals
- Practice Gratitude
Once you decide to be comfortable in your own skin and accept yourself, stick with it. Try telling yourself two things every morning: 1) I am enough. 2) I am not everyone’s cup of tea and I’m OK with that.
Make a promise to stay true to yourself. The more you choose to do you and be you, the easier it will get. Soon enough being comfortable in your own skin will feel natural. Being you will be enough. And it should be because you are MORE than enough.