Having a creative and unique style may seem like a bold fashion statement to some, but what it really comes down to is your own comfort level with yourself. In being unique, and wearing what others see as bold, or different, can really have a lasting effect on how you view yourself. That is where the importance of being comfortable with yourself can really set you apart from the crowd. Many people have heard the gossipers who seem to always find something wrong with what everyone else is wearing. These are the people who can either motivate you to keep your style and uniqueness, or cause you to fold to the pressure of meeting someone else requirements of what does or doesn’t look nice on you.
The Ways To Feel More Comfortable In Your Own Skin Every Day
- STAND UP AND BE PROUD
Don’t be shy, if you have achieved something that you are proud of shout loud about it. Obviously, try not to shout too loud as it may come across as boasting, but you shouldn’t hide it either. Sharing your happy news is a fantastically simple way to encourage a positive outlook, which will help you on your journey of acceptance
- Accept Your Weaknesses
While you’re learning to be more self-aware, try to accept all of your characteristics, even your “bad” ones. “[The next step is to] practice self-acceptance. Focus on accepting each quality you’ve discovered about yourself. For some, accepting the weaknesses will be toughest; for others, accepting strengths will be a challenge. As you work on self-acceptance, one quality and experience at a time, you will begin to feel more comfortable in your own skin, no matter what the world says or does.
- Don’t say yes when you want to say no
There are times when it can be beneficial to push beyond your comfort zone and do things that scare you and excite you in equal measure.But there are just as many times when you should feel able to say no to something that really doesn’t appeal to you.Being forced into something that you really don’t want to do is a sure-fire way of feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. Don’t allow others to pressure you. Be polite but firm in your refusal.
- Surround yourself with people who accept you as you are
When you are with people who don’t judge or criticize or want you to be someone you’re not, you won’t have time to worry about what others are thinking.You’ll be able to enjoy your own company, knowing that these people are enjoying it too.You will feel free to drop any mask and just be you.Imagine how liberating this will feel.
- LIVE FOR NOW
Capturing each moment in life, no matter how small means that we are able to give it more meaning and become more focused. Setting goals and plans for the future is important to know where we are going for our personal development, but the now is often overlooked as we plan for the unknown. It’s about finding a happy balance between the two and enjoying every moment as they unravel.
- Become Self-Aware
Becoming more self-aware usually doesn’t happen overnight, but even the slightest baby steps to be more aware can allow you to be more confident. “The first step from ‘The Pyramid of Self-Worth,’ is that] we must be aware of who we really are. We must be willing to see the good, the bad, the ugly, and the exceptional in us. Look for your strengths and weaknesses, and list them. Don’t judge. Instead, just gather information about who you are and how you are in this world” says Hibbert.
- DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS
‘comparison is the thief of joy’ – so true! Sometimes we spend far too much time concentrating on what others are doing and forget to check in with ourselves. Focus on yourself, life isn’t a competition! Be happy with all that you are and be thankful that you have so many amazing people in your life to aspire to, don’t be jealous of their accomplishments or try to emulate them, just be you.
- Spend time with positive people
Surrounding ourselves with positive people can sometimes be therapeutic on its own. If you arefeeling down, searching for company in people who are happy might look like the worst idea. But if we try it at least once, we will see the remarkable results in our energy uplift! If this doesn’t sound convincing, try looking at it in another way. No one likes to feel bad, right? So, if you are in a crowd of happy people, chances are you will want to be happy as well. Emotions are contagious, and to improve your mood fast and be more comfortable in your own skin, spending time with positive people might be the best solution.
- Stop caring so much about what other people think
If you want to be comfortable in your own skin, you have to stop worrying about what other people think. If you are trying too hard to get other people to like you or to accept you, then you aren’t worrying enough about how you feel about yourself.In the end, you will always have to live with you. So, stop caring what other people think and start focusing on how you feel about you