BeYouTiful is a play on words that reflects your true beauty when you embrace your authentic self. Take a deep breath and an assessment of how you are different from others – I bet you will find wonderful things you have to offer the world. And, if you get overwhelmed, remember to leave all comparisons behind because everyone truly has their own beauty.
It is a great reminder to constantly focus on your unique talents and motivate yourself to be you. It is so easy to get caught up in the beauty of others and forget how special you are in this era of social media where many people embellish their lives to make them feel better about themselves.
Being you is not always easy. There are outside influences, bullying, criticisms and other negative actions that can play games with how we think about ourselves. This can be especially hard if you fall into the people pleaser category. You will never be able to please everyone and why would you want to? One of the hardest things to do is step back and take an inventory of people who know the real you and the ones you act differently around. Not only is acting exhausting, but it can steer you away from the best version of yourself. Sure, you may lose some people in your life, but being surrounded by people who accept you unconditionally returns unlimited rewards including a boost in confidence, self-esteem, motivation, and a desire to spread positive energy. Being vulnerable by being yourself eliminates a great deal of negative feelings that can simply just bring you down.
There is no need to “redefine” yourself, rather “reveal” yourself. Gather feedback from those that love you and ask them what they think your best traits are. Those traits are what make you beautiful! I know your instinct is to do
whatever it takes to win the approval of everyone, but it eventually takes a toll on your mental, physical and spiritual health.
Transitioning back to authenticity can be hard, but the best outcomes take work. So go out there and share your BeYouTiful self with the world – don’t fit in…stand out!
“You help to make each day a special day by just you being yourself. There’s nobody else in the whole world who’s exactly like you.”
~ Fred Rodgers