If You’re Struggling To Fulfill Society’s Expectations, Read This

We live in a world where we’re always told that we need to be better, skinnier, prettier, smarter, healthier, richer, kinder, harder, softer—all the “ers”, and it’s exhausting.

It’s exhausting trying to live up to all of these fabricated, unflawed versions of yourself when people don’t even know who you are to begin with. It’s exhausting having people tell you what you should value, what you should change, and who you should be when the only person you should be is you.

And I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty tired of people trying to tell me who I should be and what I should do, and you should too.

So I’m here to tell you to do you, boo.

Cause nobody knows you better than you.

And instead of us trying to be “better”, it’s time that we start accepting ourselves as we are, unconditionally and unapologetically.

Self-acceptance is:

– Loving yourself unconditionally

– Accepting your quirks and imperfections without feeling the need to change the things that make you who you are

– Having compassion for yourself

– Offering yourself the patience that you deserve to improve on your habits and downfalls without negative self-talk

– Meeting yourself where you’re at every single day, because every day is different.

– Embracing who you are

You don’t need to be perfect to accept yourself as you are, and you sure as heck don’t need the approval of other people to understand your worth, because you are perfectly imperfect.

You are remarkably unique, and nobody compares to you. You are bold, beautiful, and boundless, and you are capable of doing anything and everything that you set your gorgeous mind to. Let me say that again: You are capable of doing anything and everything that you set your gorgeous mind to.

Do not be confined by the limits that society has tied you to. Do not be defined by how many times you’ve fallen, but how many times you’ve gotten back up again when you have been knocked down. And most importantly, live fiercely.

You are bold, beautiful, and boundless.

And don’t you ever forget it.

Counsellor | Anxiety Coach | Creative Writer

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