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How to Start Embracing Your Imperfections

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The word “IMPERFECT” actually spells “I’M PERFECT.” Because everyone is perfect in their own imperfect ways. – Unknown


Perfection. It means something different to everyone. For some, it is having a glamorous career and living the single life in a big city. Being able to buy whatever their heart desires. For others, it is being married buying a small house and have children. And still, for others, it is practicing yoga daily, eating a vegan diet, making a six figure salary, traveling all different countries and the list goes on. Despite the differences in definition of ‘perfection’, many of us share the deep desire to embody the “perfect” image we hold in our minds. And esoecially nowadays, Social Media implies puts a lot of pressure on us because we se so many other ‘perfect’ lives.

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So what happens when we don’t quite live up to that ideal? When it becomes clear that we all have imperfections? When you get your expectations in order, but still don’t feel satisfied? Therefore, it is important not only to make peace with our “imperfections”, but also embrace them and not hide!

Understand why you see yourself as imperfect

If you have a part of yourself you don’t like (most of us have something we don’t like…), try to understand why. Is it because you want to be like someone else, or is it because that’s what society tries to tell us is perfect? Or is it some ways of your behaviour in or tendency to react to situations that you dislike? Grab your journal and write it down or get a cup of coffee with a good friend and talk or take the time to reflect on yourself.

Evaluate if it’s true

There is no doubt that all of our feelings are valid because after all it’s the way we feel. But just because we feel something, doesn’t mean it’s true. For me, I’ve struggled with body image and more than just my height. In fact, it’s still something I’m working on (not easy…). But when looking at the validity of these feelings I see they have very little merit, because it’s just my mind telling me something wrong. Often our perspective on ourselves is totally distorted and not what other people see in us. There is something incredibly freeing about being kind to yourself and realizing that you are fine. Every situation can do with a good dose of perspective.

Embrace Your Flaws

No, you won’t be always the best or the most beautiful or have a lot of money compared to your friends  – and that’s okay! Learning to accept our imperfections makes us the unique person that we are. And changing your critical view on yourself into a positive attitude helps. A smile lifts the mood and everything goes easier 🙂

Once you come to terms with your “imperfections” and accept and embrace them, you start to live as your most authentic self.  The benefits increase your personal happiness but also you understand others better and people will enjoy your company. Remember, you are in charge of how you view every part of yourself, so have the charm to recognize that “perfection” and “imperfection” is what YOU make it.

How do you deal with the pressure of perfection? Have you learned to embrace your flaws?

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11 Comments

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    Sharon
    10. August 2016 at 18:59

    Great insight! I couldn’t agree more with everything you’ve said and I think it’s especially important to embrace our imperfections because nobody is perfect! xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/beauty/20-questions-beauty-tag/

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      michaelablog
      11. August 2016 at 0:02

      Thank you so much Sharon for your words 🙂

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    sara
    10. August 2016 at 20:15

    Nice smileeeeeee

    http://7-sevendays.blogspot.it/

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      michaelablog
      11. August 2016 at 0:01

      ❤️❤️❤️

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    Maikie Makakie
    10. August 2016 at 22:20

    Diese Hose *-*
    Das Outfit steht dir richtig gut und ich liiebe deine roten Haare ! <3 Den Text konnte ich mir leider nicht so ganz durchlesen, weil mein Englisch grausam ist 😀

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      michaelablog
      11. August 2016 at 0:03

      Oh schade :/ aber gaaanz lieben herzlichen Dank für die Komplimente:)

      Liebe Grüsse Michaela

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    Flora Swann
    11. August 2016 at 1:39

    Amazing post, like always! To me, no-one has the “perfect” life, what we see on Social Media is only the best moments of someone else’s life, the ups and never the downs. It’s easy to have a picture perfect life on Instagram for instance, but the reality and the struggles are purposefully hidden. I think that the most important is to keep in mind that we can’t be jealous of anyone’s life, because we all go through difficult times. No matter how amazing someone’s life might seem, they have been through their own struggles (and we don’t know what happens when they’re alone or what goes through their mind-they might not be as happy as we think). Life is what we make of it, we are all responsible for our own life and happiness, and we can all have the life we dream of, but there is no point in comparing ourself to other people. Personally, I get inspired by successful people (what I personally define as successful), but I don’t admire them, because I know that are human and that they also have their own issues.

    http://www.floraswann.com

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      michaelablog
      11. August 2016 at 14:52

      Thank you so much, Flora! I totally agree that we all want just to show the best and most ‘perfect’ side of our lives but in reality everyone has smaller or bigger struggles. In the end, we are human and not machines 🙂 And this makes us perfectly who we are 😀

      Have a great day 🙂

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    Carolin
    11. August 2016 at 20:04

    Wow, love your style 🙂 Your haircolour is stunning as well!

    What about following each other? 🙂

    Caro x

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      michaelablog
      11. August 2016 at 22:20

      Thank you so much <3

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