Anybody hate shopping for clothes because you have to face yourself in your mirror for an extended period of time? Not only do you have to look at yourself in full view set in bad lighting, but you also have to put clothing on that may or may not fit right. And you have to decide if it looks good enough on you or makes you feel good enough to buy, and the process goes on and on.
Almost every time I go shopping for clothes I end up going through the thought cycle starting with “I’m gonna feel good about myself no matter what I see in the mirror”, followed by “oh this would be better if I got a bigger/smaller size.” And then those thoughts mutate just enough to turn corrosive and I face the “if [x] were bigger/smaller/more this, I would look so good/feel so good/etc….” and “if I just looked like this person then I would get this outcome.” It is around that time that my mind starts to believe those thoughts and shopping stops being fun or exciting.
But what if we didn’t have to believe those thoughts? Once we recognize we those things our minds tell us, it is easier to stop playing it over and over on repeat.
The next thing is to recognize is the fact that perfection does not exist. I’m going to repeat that… PERFECTION DOES NOT EXIST. How freeing is that?
Release yourself from the pursuit of perfection and accept your imperfections.
Our imperfections are what make us unique. They are what make us lovable. What says an imperfection wasn’t meant to be in the first please? Who says that may be undesirable, anyway?
Don’t strive to be prefect. Strive to be you.
Does anyone else experience thoughts of not being enough like this? How do you deal with them?
Have the courage to be yourself.