Thursday, November 27, 2014

5 Reasons To Accept Yourself

Society is telling you to be yourself, but then it brings you down when you try.  Why go through all of this trouble of accepting who you are when it feels much easier to just go along with what is "normal?" "Society is too judgmental and that won't be changing anytime soon."  

The first thing we have to remember is that WE are society.  If we continue to adopt this negative attitude, society will never change.  It starts with one person, and that person might as well be you.  

Now, you being yourself alone may not change the entire world immediately, but it will make you a better and happier person.  Then over time people will begin realizing that being yourself is the first step to living a happy and successful life and society will change.  If you're expecting society to change quickly and immediately, then you are being unrealistic.  But just like anything that's worth changing, it's a process that takes patience.  Here are a few reasons to ditch the society excuse, and be yourself!

  1. People Are Going To Judge You No Matter What
    • The sad truth is that people are going to judge you no matter what! So if you're going to be judged for something, it might as well be for who you really are.  What is there to lose?
  2. You Will Make Real Friends
    • While you will almost certainly have people being negative towards you, you will also find that you meet people who are similar to you.  This can be the most encouraging reason to be yourself.  You won't have to pretend to be someone else around your friends, because you'll know that every friend you make likes the REAL you. You will find that you will be much happier with a few friends that you really connect with, over a bunch of people you feel you have to please all the time.
  3. You Can Finally Take Control Of Your Life
    • Once your comfortable in your own skin, you will finally be able to focus on what you really want.  You can start thinking about your career!  Whether people will give you a chance is no longer an excuse!  You will be more of a risk taker.  Now that you know you are capable of reaching your goals, there is nothing holding you back from diving head first into them.
  4. You Will Be a Better Performer in All of Your Activities
    • Now that you accept yourself, you will have a clearer mind, freeing up space to focus on the activities that you are in.  Imagine trying to run a mile with ten-pound leg weights on.  It would be no easy task and you would most likely either slug your way through it, or just simply quit.  If someone allowed you to take off the leg weights, the task would be much simpler.  When it comes to being yourself, it's up to you to take off those leg weights! You can either stare at it and hope they come off, or you can simply take them off.  
  5. Life is Just So Much Simpler!
    • It may not feel like it at first, but once you're past the mental barriers that are blocking you from being yourself, life simply just becomes easier.  You feel free and more productive.  Not only will you be able to take on more tasks, but you will be in a better mood when performing them, making the task much easier.
Being yourself can feel like the hardest thing in the world, but life is what you make it.  We only have a certain amount of time on this Earth and the less time we spend enjoying it the way we want it, the more time we're wasting trying to do what everybody else wants.  So now that you see some of the benefits, stop browsing the internet, and go do something that YOU like to do.  Go do something for yourself and let go of any negative  thoughts you have about it!

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