Learning to accept your imperfections isn’t easy, and you might not even realize you haven’t accepted your imperfections. It took me a long time to realize I cared too much about what other people thought and even longer to find and truly love myself and all my imperfections.
Before I had children I thought my life was perfect. I guess it was if all you care about is money, a career and having a house. Which for the moment I thought it was perfect, but from one day to the next everything changed. When my daughter was born, I changed, my dreams changed, suddenly I didn’t care or think about what other people thought or had to say. I only wanted to be the best person that I could be for my family and a good role model for my kids, especially my girls because we know society doesn’t make learning to accept your imperfections any easier for young girls.
My kids have taught me so much about life, love and the person I am supposed to be. I love being a mom, but I also have to remember I’m a role model to my children. I need to truly believe in myself, accept my imperfections, be confident and happy with myself from the inside out. It took a little while, but I have learned how to accept and embrace my imperfections because they are what make me who I am.
10 Tips to Help Accept Your Imperfections
It can be hard to accept your imperfections, but accepting and embracing your imperfections can help make you a happier person, your days brighter and life fuller. Here are a few things that have helped me accept my imperfections.
1) Don’t worry about what others think you should be or do – Trying to please everyone else is exhausting, impossible, and never going to leave you feeling happy and complete. For me, this came with growing up and becoming a parent. Suddenly, I didn’t care what people wanted me to be or thought I should do. I only cared about being the best person I could be for my family.
2) Stop caring what other people think – Stop caring what someone thinks about your clothing, hair, makeup, the way you laugh, smile and embrace your imperfections that make you who you are. If someone cannot accept you for you, then they probably are not worth trying to please because you shouldn’t have to try.
3) Loving someone means to love their imperfections too – When someone truly loves you, they love you imperfections included, and they might even love your imperfections because they make you the person they love. If you’re looking for that special someone and you haven’t learned to love yourself and accept your imperfections you’re not likely going to find that special person until you do.
4) Learn to laugh at yourself – We all make mistakes and do silly things from time to time, don’t be hard on yourself. Life is too short, don’t waste energy on negativity when you can laugh and move on with your day smiling.
5) Your glass is half full you’ve been looking at it wrong – There are two ways to look at things in a positive light or a negative light. How we look at life has a lot to do with our happiness, the way we see ourselves, and the direction our life goes.
6) If you can’t control it, stop trying – There are some things we don’t have control over and we shouldn’t spend time trying to do the impossible. We can’t control certain situations or the way others feel, so your best bet is to stop trying and look for the positive in even a bad situation. And, remember things that we don’t understand and cannot control happen to make room for a better chapter in our life.
7) Learn from your past don’t hide from it – Rather than hiding from the past, learn from it to become a better, stronger, smarter you. Remember, everyone has a past, it’s not about where we have been and what we have done. It’s about who we are and where we are headed.
8) Take care of yourself and find things to help you rebalance your life – Since I expect my girls to be confident with who they are inside and out, I need to set a good example and believe that myself. Even when I’m feeling down, I watch what I say, and I’m not worried about leaving the house without being all dolled up. As long as I’m clean and presentable I’m perfectly fine leaving the house and so far my girls will do the same.
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Having imperfections and being true to yourself and those around you makes you real. I admit I have several imperfections I’ve learned to accept and move on because they are not part of who I am or plan to be. On the other hand, I have other imperfections that are areas of opportunity for me to become a better person for me and my loved ones. Be sure to check out all the AVEENO® products.
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Aveeno through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Aveeno all opinions are my own”