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I think as women, we tend to be extremely hard on ourselves. We stare at ourselves in the mirror and find every little flaw.  We can’t take a compliment without pointing out something we don’t like about ourselves.   We live in a society that constantly tells us we can do it all…have it all…BE PERFECT!  So we judge ourselves, compare ourselves to other women, and ultimately drive ourselves crazy over every little imperfection. Here are just a few ways we can start letting go of perfection, so we can start enjoying who we are now…. 1. Focus on the positive. We all have features we don’t like.  The trick is learning to accept the good with the bad. Embrace the things that make you unique.  Don’t focus on what you could be, focus on what you like about yourself right now!  2. Stop comparing! Remember that images we see in the media have been altered and airbrushed to appear perfect.  Even that friend you know who seems to always have it together and look perfect at the same time?  I promise you she does NOT always have it together or look perfect all the time!  3. Step away from the mirror! The reflection of your body on the outside is a true reflection of who you are inside.  That’s what matters.  Be proud of your accomplishments.  Love who you are, not what you look like. 4. Get out and have some fun! Surround yourself with friends who support you and make you feel good about yourself! 5. Count your blessings. Be thankful for what you do have instead of focusing on what you don’t. 6. Attitude is everything! If you put out positive energy, it will come back to you.  I truly believe this.  Give compliments.  The more you make other people feel good, the more you’ll feel good about yourself! In my quest to get fit, I sometimes need to remind myself that the goal is to be healthy inside as well as out.  While I will always strive to live a fit & healthy lifestyle, I’m slowly learning that I don’t need to be perfect to be happy.