Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin

by - 25 October

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Today's post is a little bit different from the type of posts I usually write, as today I'm going to be writing about being comfortable in your own skin. I'm joining the #WeLoveReal campaign with @welovedates who are promoting the message of being comfortable in your own skin, owning what makes you unique and what you love about yourself. This is something I struggled with when I was younger but as I'm getting older, it's getting easier and easier to be more comfortable with myself and actually like myself. I'm not saying I'm perfect and don't have bad days, because I do, but I've learnt to have less and less of them as time goes on.

Don't Compare Yourself To Others

I think this is one of the biggest factors when it comes to being down about yourself because we tend to compare ourselves to others, especially with the rise of social media and the visuals on Instagram with filters and photoshopping. It's evolved from a few years ago where most of the comparison happening was with airbrushed models in magazines that don't even look like that themselves, to today where it's your average person on Instagram. 
It's getting harder and harder to differentiate between what's real and what's filtered online so my main advice is don't compare yourself to others whether their picture is filtered or not. It's easier said than done, I know, but once I stopped doing that it definitely became easier to like myself even on rougher days.

Be Unique And The Real You

Following on from not comparing, another great piece of advice is to be unique and be the real you. Take, for example, me as a fashion blogger. I feel under pressure to always follow the trends so I can keep up with everyone else on Instagram but it just isn't sustainable for me. I feel way more comfortable and confident in clothes I actually like that I haven't just copied from everyone else. Don't get me wrong, if I do like a trend, I will wear them but I try not to buy something just because it's on trend if I don't like it. 

Let Your Personality Shine

I've got to the point in life where I know who I am as a person and what my true personality is like. I try not to act fake around others and I let my real personality shine through. If certain people don't like me, then so what? I know I have my family, my friends, my boyfriend and most importantly myself who do like me for me. 
When I met my boyfriend, I was worried he wouldn't like my personality. I met him through a dating site where visuals are always first before personality, but I needn't have worried as he loved the real me because I was true to myself and who I am as a person. 4 years later and we are still going strong. Not everyone is going to like you but don't take that to heart, that's probably a reflection of themselves and probably not what they really think deep down anyway. Pay them no mind and get on with your own life with the people you love and you will be much happier.
 So, to round things off, don't compare yourself to others, you are amazing how you are. Be unique and the real you and let your personality shine through. You will be much happier and a lot more confident if you follow these suggestions. I know I am! Let me know in the comments below your top tip for being comfortable in your own skin as well as your favourite thing you love about yourself and while you are here why not check out more of my lifestyle content?

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