If you have any contact with social media, you will notice how everyone strives to be perfect. Suddenly you can not post a selfie without at least one filter or go out for dinner without showing your curated plate of food. Even your dog has to look perfect.
What if you just decided to take a step? Away from all the competition, all that are clamoring for likes and hearts? What if you chose merely to enjoy your life without sharing it with the world? Here is how you can reclaim your life and be happier.
- Stop judging
You can decide right now to stop analyzing other people, looking for what is wrong with their face or their body or their life choices. Refocus your attitude to stop seeing a difference as a flaw but as merely something that makes that person unique.
Just let go of the urge to criticize others, and you will notice a flow-on effect on how you see yourself.
- Accept your imperfection
Wanting to be the best version of yourself is not the same as being a perfectionist. A perfectionist is never happy with who they are, how they look or doing. Being your best means you work hard, you try, and you do not give up. But it does not mean you blame yourself when things are not perfect, and you do not take failure personally.
- Relax and enjoy the process
Perfectionists tend to trip over every little detail and allow imperfections to spoil their lives. When you embrace imperfection as a natural part of life, it frees you up to enjoy the ride.
Obstacles become challenges that make life more enjoyable. You can slow down and notice all the good things there are in your life.
- Adopt imperfection as a way of life
Once you make peace with imperfection, you can be a lot more objective about life. Your perspectives change, and what once seemed overwhelmingly important suddenly doesn’t matter so much. All experiences become just another aspect of a rich life that builds the person you are continually evolving.
Imperfection stops being something to avoid at all costs. Think about it like this: perfection implies stasis, something you achieve and have to tend. It is fragile and vulnerable. It puts an end to growth. And then what? You do not want to stop learning and growing and developing, do you? Embracing imperfection means there is always an opportunity to learn and grow and become a better person.
Until next time, please stay safe, and keep the faith.