Hello beauties, today’s post is going to be short and sweet (hopefully).
If you noticed, I always like to include inspirational or encouraging messages and tips in my blog posts (here and here). I think it’s important that we have regular healthy inspiration, because let’s face it life is challenging especially with the increasing societal pressures to be perfect. There’s constant pressure to be or look a certain way, strive for more and just all round be constantly in that cycle of discontentment.
So needless to say, when I heard the term ‘flawsome’ which was coined by the fabulous Tyra Banks, I was overjoyed.Finally here’s something that encourages us to embrace our flaws and all. To peel back the layers of perfection and really show that it is okay to be who you are, just as you are. To me embracing your flaws or as I like to say ‘slaying your flawsome’ and self-development go hand in hand. It isn’t about growth as a person but rather, accepting yourself as you are whilst you’re developing through each stage of life.
I’m not an expert as I am still unlearning and relearning how to just be myself, however I do have a few tips that I found helpful and perhaps they could help you rock your flawsome 😉
Tip 1: Constantly forgive yourself- if you can constantly forgive your family, friends, significant other and the entire world then you can extend some of that forgiveness towards yourself.
Tip 2: Get to know your flaws- there’s nothing worse having someone point out your ‘shortcomings’ and use it against you. To get in front of this problem get to know yourself completely. If you struggle with this, ask someone who is supportive and kind about your flaws and things you’re awesome at. Another way, would be to pay attention to the things people say all the time e.g. you’re always late. Okay maybe you need to work on your time management.
Tip 3: Recognise that having flaws is what makes you unique – we weren’t born to look the same, talk the same, act the same, react the same or dream the same. Your flaws might be your USP (unique selling point). You stand out because of them so don’t knock them.
Tip 4: You can improve on them – ok now hold this lightly. If there’s something about yourself that you would like to improve, go for it! However, be mindful that you’re doing this for your own growth and not because you have compared yourself and want to be like someone else (see tip 3).
What do you think about the term flawsome? Do you think it’s necessary? Sound off in the comments, I would love to hear from you.
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Until next time, be well