Sunday, May 17, 2015

Imperfections


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! :)

10 comments:

  1. Awwwh this is such a nice post. :)
    It's better just to accept yourself and be happy with yourself.
    I am glad you did the tag and it's so important for people to realise that nobody is perfect and to stop comparing themselves. :)

    I really enjoyed the post and the video.

    Also I like the new background on your blog.


    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed! And I totally agree - self-acceptance is so important!
      And thank you! :)

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  2. I love this post. Thanks for being an inspiration to everyone. Continue being awesome!

    http://curiousandaudacious.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much - that means a lot!! :)

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  3. YOU are amazing and beautiful! I love this post and video so much you're so raw, honest and genuine and the world needs more people like you! Keep following your dreams and inspiring people! <3
    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Wow thank you so much!! That really means a lot! :)

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  4. I really like what your new years resolution was 'to love yourself more'. I think we are all hard on ourselves with our imperfections but we must get over them! :)

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Yeah, definitely! They make us all so unique :)

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  5. I agree, Imperfections aren't all that bad. Sure they make us insecure but they make us all (like you said) unique :) If we learn to love ourselves, I think that we can learn to look past them. I love this post so much! I think it's great that you talked about this because it's a very important topic that a lot of people struggle with. Take care.

    -Crystal
    http://crystallizeddaisies.blogspot.com

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