I have always been a perfectionist. Ever since I can remember, everything that I've done has had to better than just "good enough" which has always pushed me to try my hardest. Because I had to do everything perfectly, I've often held myself to those very same standards and have found it difficult to accept imperfections.
Imperfections are very tricky things; we all have them, yet try our hardest to deny them. Society today makes it seem as though you have to be perfect in order to be successful, and the person with the least amount of imperfections is automatically thought of as the best. We reject these parts of ourselves because we believe they make us weak and not good enough, when often times they are the very things that set us apart and make all of us unique. If we were all perfect human beings, the world would be an extremely boring place because everyone you meet would be the same.
I have many imperfections - I'm extremely stubborn, indecisive, self-conscious and I worry way too much. It's hard sometimes to accept these things because I hate to feel weak, but they're also the things that make up who I am. As humans we're of course way more than our imperfections, but they are fundamental to who we are. The people who love us have to accept our imperfections, and even come to love those too. I think it's really important to accept them ourselves as well. When you love every part of yourself, life gets a lot easier to handle. And when you accept every part of yourself, it's a lot easier to be comfortable with yourself in every situation.
I was tagged on YouTube for the Imperfections tag, and I'm so glad I was! It was so cool to think about my own imperfections and how they make us all so human. I think it's a really good idea to think about our imperfections and accept that they are a part of us. It helps so much to accept them because once you accept the "worst" things about yourself, the good things are so much easier to notice! One of my New Years "resolutions" was to start loving myself, so this was such a cool thing to think about. So let's spread around some much needed self love!
What are your imperfections?
Thank you so much for reading, you are all beautiful, and have a wonderful day! :)