I have read about it and heard about it but I never actually thought that I would be one of them to say I finally accept myself.
Therefore, today I just want a more relaxed post and I will be sharing with you
How to accept yourself.
I am only 23 and I still have a lot to learn and do and things that I want to achieve, but I feel like one of my biggest achievements personally is accepting myself. It sounds cheesy and cliche I know, but honestly there is no better feeling than loving yourself and feeling happy and confident.
I think confidence and self-love is hard and after many years of fighting with myself I think I have finally got to the point where I am ok with who I am and what I look like.
Of course I still have my moments of insecurity or meltdowns where I feel like its me against the world… but who doesn’t? I just don’t dwell on it as much anymore. I take those bad days have my breakdowns and then just pick myself back up when im done and move on.
I can’t pin point the exact moment I started feeling confident in myself but its definitely been somewhat the last couple of years. Teenage years are so difficult and there are so many issues and stresses coming at you from everywhere (that still continues into adulthood). The difference is now im more likely to not be affected by what people say or think of me. Therefore, I think for you to accept who you are you have to accept that not everyone will like you. You have to be able to just accept that you are you and there is no point wasting that. You have this body for the rest of your life so learn to give it the love that it deserves. Once you do that you will shine beautifully and people will pick up on that.
The truth is people can think what they like about you, its how you view yourself that truly matters. No one else has to deal with you and your body so why should their views matter. I get it sounds a lot easier than it actually is, I know I have been there. However, we need to stop with the comparing, stop with making ourselves feel bad and just say “fuck it I love me” (I recommend you telling yourself that in the mirror everyday it feels great).
Now I know I am pretty badass and my body may not be perfect but im ok with that. I like the imperfect bits about me, because there is no one like me. As long as my kindness and happiness for other people is spreading then I don’t care how I look. At the end of the day looks change and body’s change, but what matters and remains is how we place ourselves in the world. Therefore, boss the world you are in and shine bright because once you start doing that you won’t care about your looks.
I am so confident now I don’t wear foundation anymore, and that may change once winter comes back around but for now I am embracing the no make up look. It is liberating guys trust me, gotta free that skin and get that glow. Once you get over the first day of no foundation that’s it every other day is easy. Honestly, trust me when I say we need to appreciate our natural glow more often, and only when doing this you will fully accept yourself.
You may not be feeling great about yourself right now, but trust me one day you will and nothing and no one will be able to stop your badass self.
Thanks for reading
How to accept yourself!
Gemma Jayne x