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9 Convincing Reasons to Embrace Your Flaws ...

By Lisa

We all have things we don’t like about ourselves but do you embrace your flaws or do you obsess about fixing them? Many of us have trouble embracing things we perceive to be imperfections but have you ever thought about embracing and really owning them? As silly as it may seem, the relationship that you have with yourself can make a huge difference in the relationship you have with others. Learning to love yourself takes some time but it is possible and I’ve got 9 convincing reasons to embrace your flaws and learn to appreciate yourself more!

1 You Deserve Love

One of the top reasons to embrace your flaws is because you deserve love! Many times flaws are associated with negative emotions and harboring those negative emotions can prevent us from fully accepting and loving our flaws and ourselves for who we are. To love ourselves completely we have to accept and appreciate ourselves without conditions, physical or emotional imperfections and all.

2 You Deserve to Be Comfortable with Yourself

Accepting your flaws means that you are totally comfortable with yourself which is a beautiful thing! I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of people both men and women who aren’t the best dancers or the best looking but they totally own their flaws and are comfortable with how they move and look and it shows! Of course it takes time to be that confident or maybe they’re faking it, either way, feeling completely comfortable with yourself is an awesome feeling!

3 You Can’t Control Everything

Having a gift for the obvious, I had to mention another reason to embrace your flaws is that you can’t control everything anyway. Is it really feasible for anyone to correct every single flaw that they or someone else doesn’t like about them? Of course not! I don’t care how much time or money you have, you flaws or what you perceive as flaws make you who you are. You were born with different features and traits for a reason, not so you can pick yourself apart and spend your life trying to change or cover those things up!

4 Other People Love Your “Flaws”

Another reason to accept your flaws is that I’ll bet that someone admires that characteristic about you whether you know it or not! I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have witnessed others being complimented on things that they said they hate about themselves! I’ve had it happen to myself as well and I know it happens to a lot of people. What you perceive as a flaw is something that someone loves or would pay to have!

5 Your Perception is Your Reality

As mentioned in the previous reason to embrace your flaws, have you ever thought about whether what you see as a flaw is just your perception and not the world’s? Of course your opinion matters and I’m not suggesting that you only listen to others because other people can have distorted perceptions and opinions too. What I am saying is to consider whether your imperfection is really even a flaw. Even if you have a feature that isn’t necessarily common, it doesn’t make it a blemish!

6 Different is Good

Part of accepting your flaws is realizing that being different sets you apart from others, and that is a good thing! Imagine if we all had the same nose, eyes, lips and body-how boring would that be?! One of the reasons stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian are so popular and admired is because they were just as gorgeous as any other celeb if not more, but physically they were totally different from what Hollywood deemed as traditionally beautiful!

7 No One is Perfect

You’ve probably heard this logic to embrace your flaws before, no one is perfect and it’s so true! Even the people you think are so perfect really aren’t. It’s so awesome that some celebs even reveal their pictures before and after Photoshop so that we can see that even they have features that others perceive as imperfections covered up and magically erased. Having the perfect nose, zero cellulite or being taller won’t make us blissfully happy or make our lives perfect.

8 Perfect the Way You Are

Another great reason to accept your flaws is to consider who ever said you’re not perfect the way you are? Ok, so I just finished saying no one is completely perfect in every way, but I’m asking what reason do you have not to think you’re not already the cat’s pajamas? Did a family member, friend or some random person tell you that they don’t think something about you isn’t up to par? Whatever the reason, contemplate whether it’s you who sees this feature as a flaw or it’s someone else’s problem.

9 Be Unstoppable

Want more motivation to embrace your flaws? Ok, think about this, has having a flaw ever stopped anyone from achieving their goals or living the life they want? There are so many musicians, scientists, business people, models, actresses, etc. that had doors slammed in their face due to having a perceived flaw, a problem that someone else had with them and perhaps they were aware of too, but they still moved forward and achieved their goals. J.K. Rowling, Marilyn Monroe, Emily Dickinson and April Hulmes are just some of the many women who were unstoppable and you can be too!

Has this list of reasons to embrace your flaws changed your mind even a little bit? I hope you realize just how special you are and that your life is what you decide to make of it and you can choose whatever direction you want to go! You are limitless and unique, love yourself for who you are exactly as you are now!

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