Being comfortable in your own skin is not an easy thing. I wish I could say it is the easiest thing in the planet but we are constantly bombarded with images from the media portraying the “perfect body type”. This has done so much damage where you see people doing all that they can to be that body type. I am for people comfortable in their own skin and body, and doing what they see fit to improve their bodies such as exercising. After all exercise is good for you, and helps you have a healthy body.
I have been blessed to have parents that have been excellent role models to me in terms of being comfortable in your own skin. They encourage to take care of myself while loving embracing the way that God created. I have been brought up not to seek validation from people but to know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Seeking validation from people is dangerous because they might disappoint you one day, and not give you the validation that you want. What happens then?
The world is already full of so many challenges do not let not being comfortable in your own skin be one of them. God only made one of you for a reason. You are a masterpiece. There is no one like you. Embrace yourself. Life is too short to let other people’s opinions of you bring you down.
I feel like this quote by Oprah perfectly sums up what I am trying to say.”The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the storyline that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgement, and that is the first step towards transforming your experience of the world.”- Oprah Winfrey