Beautiful in MY own skin

It’s easy to look at other women and compare ourselves to them and their seemingly perfect lives on social media.  We aren’t thinking about how many photos they may have had to take to get that “one perfect” photo.  Or how much editing had to be done to get it that way.  I think that’s where we go wrong. We only see the side they allow us to see.  We aren’t seeing that they have the same struggles as us. I can’t compare myself to someone else’s perfect.  I Am perfect!  I’m me!  Today I don’t wish to be them! 

Knowing I’m beautiful is an ongoing process and will forever be!  Some days are harder than others.  I can say from experience that it doesn’t matter how many times someone says that you are beautiful until you yourself “knows” it!  Have you ever heard the expression “fake it til you make it”?  I fake it some days, but less and less as time goes by.  Today I know and feel that I’m a beautiful woman, not only on the outside but inside as well!  As women we naturally fall into the care taker role for family or friends.  That being said it’s easy to let ourselves go for the sake of “happiness” at home or with our careers.  But are we truly happy? Or are we just faking it til we make it?

I think its important for everyone involved that I make time to “love and like” me.  Lets be honest no one is happy if we aren’t!  What can I do today to love me?  Over the years I have learned that exercising makes me feel strong and beautiful.  In turn I feel better in my clothes (they just look better when my muffin top isn’t hanging over my pants).  When we feel confident about who we are we stand taller and people notice!  Even if you have to fake it, stand taller until you will believe it too!  For you it may be a tan or getting your nails done that makes you feel beautiful.  Make the time today to do that.  You are important.

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9 thoughts on “Beautiful in MY own skin

  1. I love this so much. Social media really leads to comparisons and comparison is the thief of joy. Little things that make you feel good matter and now I am going to treat myself to something today to make me feel good about being me!

  2. This is such a sweet post! I love that you’re learning to love yourself and be confident! It’s so important in today’s day and age.

  3. Excellent post! Comparison is the thief of joy, and it can be so difficult to remember that we cannot compare our every day to someone else’s highlight reel on social media. Keep shining! Visiting from Boss Girl Bloggers. 🙂

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