Hello and happy Thursday guys!
BEWARE – Long post 🙂
You wouldn’t have caught me in jeans a year ago, in fact, one of the questions I get asked the most from friends and co-workers is whether I own any jeans. I quickly blamed my lack of interest in jeans on how uncomfortable they look , however, I knew deep-down that was not the real reason why jeans were not part of my wardrobe. You see, I used not to care for jeans because I thought I couldn’t wear them due to having uneven legs. To me, jeans were too form-hugging and I didn’t feel comfortable exposing myself that way. I suffered from polio when I was a baby and a result, my legs are noticeably uneven.
Despite this physical
inability, I’ve never been an insecure person, in fact I never quite understood this concept, however, there was a critical inner voice in my head constantly warning me to stay away from jeans. Rewind to about about a year ago, I decided to face my fears and bought myself a “nice” pair of jeans from Zara. Better yet, a distressed one to prove to myself that I was REALLY doing this! You can see it in my post here . So today, I wanted to share my thoughts on three “easy” ways to get over insecurities and enjoy your life.
1 – Accept the past and move forward~
Sometimes, the past hurts, I get that. I really do, but you can’t move forward if you are stuck in the past can you? Unless you have supernatural abilities to travel back in time and “fix” whatever it is that may have been “broken”, I suggest you acknowledge the past, make peace with it and move on with your life. Trust me, I know this is easier said than done, however, this is a critical step in this “healing” process.
2 – Accept who you are and believe in yourself~
The way I see this is really, if you don’t accept who you are and believe in yourself, who will? Give yourself assurance that God made you in his beautiful image and trust that he has a purpose for you in this life. Embrace all parts of you, either good or bad and give yourself compassion. It really can be worse after all right?
3 – Surround yourself with loved ones and focus on the good~
Do yourself a favor and surround yourself with people who love you. I don’t mean fake friends who pretend to love you, laugh with you but stab you in the back. I am talking about people who genuinely accept you for you are and support you unconditionally.
I hope this was somehow helpful, but please feel to share any other thoughts you may have on how to get over insecurities.
Outfit: Zara Dress ( worn here as a top) – Zara jeans – Target Sandals
Have a lovely day and a nice weekend ahead and remember to live, love and laugh.