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Insecurities are simply part of being human. If you were 100% confident of every single thing you were, did and wanted at all times, you would likely not be as aware as you could be. We all object to ourselves in various ways, and that’s okay.
For instance, it might be that you wish to improve part of your life. To improve, you have to understand that your current circumstance isn’t what you want it to be. That can help you to set a goal of what you are wanting. What’s not okay is when this makes you actively denigrate yourself, compare yourself to others, or become depressed.
So, what action can you take against your insecurities?
Being aware of what you need can help you feel a little more able to move forward and find a healthy outcome. So, without forcing you to conform to a standard you may not want to reach right now, how can you take action in a healthy manner? Check out these 3 ideas below…
Self-acceptance is important to kindle. We say ‘kindle,’ because it’s not a cup to be filled, but a fire to be fed. Self-acceptance can be snuffed out in a variety of different ways if we let it. For instance, it might be that you had a little blunder this morning when someone wished you a happy birthday, and you replied with ‘you too!’ We’ve all made little mistakes like this which are actually kind of funny. But some people are so hard on themselves that even something silly like them makes them feel like a failure.
There has only been one that has been perfect in all humanity! Why beat yourself up over a small blunder? I’m known as “The Spiller” in my home and I have kids 12 and under. I’m just klutzy and have accepted this fact about me. Do I wish I didn’t spill things, run into doors, and trip over air? Yes. Do I accept that it is just part of what makes me who I am? Also, yes. LOL
I’ve also made bad, bad decisions in my life. From getting speeding tickets to cursing too much to hurting people I love. I wish I could take these things back but I can’t.
When you have made bad decisions in life, ask for forgiveness and make amends whether it is monetarily (like paying for my speeding fine) or patching up broken hearts as best as possible. Self-acceptance doesn’t mean you are perfect but you do your best to do your best.
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Self-acceptance in our culture should also include being happy with the body you are in. We are constantly barraged with images of what defines beauty. Being 44 years old, I’ve watched the “ideal” of what beauty is change throughout the years. What is beautiful is that how you look is like no one else on this planet. The odds that anyone could look like you is astronomical. You are a miracle just the way you are!
Changes That Make A Difference
Ok, I know I just preached to love the body you are in and I mean it. But there are somethings that you may want to consider to squash insecurities. When I was a kid, I looked like I could have been an extra in the movie Deliverance. (Don’t watch this movie; you can’t unsee it! LOL) I was called monster in elementary school because of how my teeth came in. One of the top two front teeth was literally turned sideways and the other was pointing outwards. All the rest of the top and bottom teeth were jacked up as well. As much as I really believe to love the body you’ve been given, it’s important to help yourself be able to live day to day. And this country girl couldn’t eat corn on the cob with those types of chompers! Even cosmetic or medical procedures such as full mouth reconstruction can show that change isn’t a bad thing, provided you come across it in the healthiest possible mindset.
A Healthy Lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle is important. You can bet that even someone who is their ideal weight to some who is morbidly obese will feel a million times better about themselves if they start exercising. Also eating healthy foods, cutting back sugar and carbs, and watching portion sizes can help you feel better physically. There’s something about making progress that shows you don’t have to be the best or coolest version of you right now as long as you’re on the right path. You have the chance to make a real, discernable, positive difference going forward. That’s a powerful thing and a great way to eradicate insecurities.
These are just a couple steps to take against insecurities. Sometimes insecurities are deep seeded into our hearts and minds. You may have some past trauma that causes all sorts of junk to fill up your heart. This is going to take a bit more work but try out a Bible study like Me, Myself, and Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover by Jennifer Rothschild. It helped me root out the lies I held onto and played over and over again in my head for years and the “why” behind where these thoughts originated. Let me know how I can help you in the comments below.
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