Having insecurities is a simple part of human nature. Unfortunately, it is something we will all have to deal with at some point in our lives and it can make us feel inadequate and not good enough.
Learning how to deal with your insecurities and finding the courage to change them is something which we need figure out for ourselves. There are however certain things you can do to make your life much happier in the long term…
Forgive the past
Many of our insecurities are deep rooted and a lot of the time they can be formed when we are very young. It could be that someone joked once about your hair made a comment about your weight or even your teeth. Comments like this can stick with you all the way through life and shape the way you view yourself. In fact even if the person who said it didn’t mean it, it sticks with you. You need to learn to let go of the past. Realise that sometimes people will say things in a joking way and not to hurt you. Let go off this fear and let yourself enjoy the feeling of weight off your chest.
Accept everything about yourself
Sometimes we need to sit down and think about ourselves and who we are. At some point today just sit down and assess yourself. Think about who you are, how you treat other people and look at your body. Notice the things you don’t like about yourself but also the things that you do like. See yourself as a whole person and accept that this is you. There may be things you don’t like about yourself, but at the end of the day if those things weren’t there, you wouldn’t be you. Give yourself consideration and compassion. Embrace every last inch of yourself and learn to live happily in your own skin.
If there are things which you don’t like about yourself which can easily be changed, change them. You will only end up feeling miserable for the rest of your life if you do not take the time to look in the mirror and make active changes. If you hate your teeth, consider getting Invisible Braces and making an effort to improve your dental hygiene. If you are overweight, start implementing a bit of exercise to your week and make sure to eat healthily. You will never get over these insecurities if you don’t have the confidence to change.
Stop comparing yourself
It can be heartbreaking to scroll through your Instagram feed and see images of the most stunning people having the time of their lives. For some, it makes them feel inadequate and unworthy. However, you need to remember that these people have a very different background, lifestyle and career to you. They might get paid to stay fit or paid to travel across the world. Just because you don’t look like these people doesn’t mean you aren’t beautiful. You are unique, and this makes you stunning in your own way. Learn to appreciate what others look like without comparing them to yourself, you will be much happier for it.