04, 01, 2017

Start new

Happy New Year, everyone! This is the first blog post of the year and what better way to kick it off with some self-love and positivity! We all have those days when we don’t feel our best and don’t feel comfortable in our own skin. We all go through a crisis of confidence, but there are plenty of ways to deflect those times.

Take a break from social media
Today, we spend a lot of time looking at pictures of other people, and this has only served to make us more critical of ourselves and more prone to comparing ourselves to others. If you’re constantly looking at models on Instagram, it makes sense that you may feel a little less comfortable looking at yourself in the mirror. And not to bring down those models either, but the truth is we don’t all look like the popular ways of standard beauty. We’re all different, and that’s what makes life interesting. There’s a universal perception of beauty, but not everyone fits that mold, and that’s fine too. If you find yourself devoting too much time to social media, worrying about how many people like your photos, or whether your nose looks too big on your latest photo – take a break. It can be incredibly refreshing to put your phone down for a change.

Take action or learn to embrace your flaws
Perhaps you put on a bit of weight from the holidays or are constantly hiding your smile in fear of your teeth not being perfectly straight. Maybe you’re worrying about certain fine lines or wrinkles. When it comes to imperfections, you have two choices. You can either embrace them and learn to love them, or you can take action. If you want to be leaner, start on an exercise regime and alter your current diet. If you’re unhappy with your smile, consider cosmetic dentistry. If you’re tired of zoning in on wrinkles every time you look in the mirror, contact a clinic like Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center. Keep in mind if you are thinking of having treatments of any kind, make sure you do your research first, and don’t feel pressured to make changes for other people.

Stop being so hard on yourself
We all are our own biggest critics and it’s not easy to escape that little voice in our heads that tells us we aren’t good enough. Instead of constantly thinking about what we don’t have, it’s time to turn the switch and start appreciating what we do have. It’s very easy to criticize the way we look when we are lacking in confidence, but be kind to yourself and try to be more positive about your appearance. There’s only one you – that’s special enough!


12 responses to “Start new”

  1. The Nerdy Me says:

    Such a lovely post! I agree that taking a step back from social media can be very helpful when gaining back confidence and just simply relaxing. I shall do more of that 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Stacey says:

      I think although we all know it’s not all everyday real on social media it can still affect us. I think the things we see should inspire us and not tear us down 🙂

  2. This post really motivated me to go easier on myself – it is true that it’s all about the way we look at things, whether we look at the things we already have or the things we lack in. I really want to gain confidence in 2017 and take better care of myself xx

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    • Stacey says:

      We are all hard on ourselves but we definitely need to learn to appreciate who we are more often! There’s only one of us <3

  3. Happy New Year! Such a great post! I totally agree that taking a break from social media can be incredibly refreshing. That time is very precious because it is family time. x

  4. These are all such wonderful things to keep in mind as the year goes on. I have been feeling the need to back away from social media lately, so I can definitely relate to that one! I hope your year is off to a wonderful start!

    • Stacey says:

      I think we all need to back away from it for a bit and live in our own lives for a change! I usually take weekends off and I feel so much better

  5. I am on my phone constantly and I need to stop. Without even meaning to I’m scrolling through instagram. I need to take a break from my phone and just relax and enjoy being with myself.

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    • Stacey says:

      I caught myself doing that sometimes too girl. I think we’re all too addicted to our phones and just need a few days of detoxing <3

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