I already wrote articles on this topic a while back, so check them out!

It took me years to get to where I am with myself right now. I'm still working on being confident with myself and loving who I am, but I'd like to share some things I've learned so far. I hope this helps some of you out there that's dealing with the same things too.

Try not to feel pressured into being perfect, because nobody is. No matter how much someone shows they are, they're not. It's really difficult to not feel pressured into being perfect when you're surrounded by it all day long. Whatever pressures you: family, friends, significant others, media - those opinions are irrelevant because it's you, it's your look, it's your body, YOU do whatever you want.

Everyone else's opinion of you is an opinion you can take. But your opinion of yourself is the most critical. The saying "You are your own worst critic" is very true because you critique yourself in your head and pick at your flaws and that you can pull your confidence down tremendously. One thing I've done are affirmations. Affirmations are positive things you say to yourself everyday which can boost your confidence and have you accept your flaws. You can either write them down, say them to yourself in the mirror, save them into your phone, just have it somewhere where you can remind yourself everyday. Essentially, be kind to yourself.

The truth to being confident in yourself and loving who you are is that it's a constant process that's going to get better if you allow it to get better. You're not going to change drastically tomorrow, but you can take it day by day and slowly but surely make some progress.

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"The only expectations you should live up to yare the ones you expect of yourself."

"Your life only gets better when you do. Work on yourself and the rest will follow."

"You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way."

...most importantly:
"You are human and worthy."

Hope you enjoyed and hope this helped you even just a little.