Hey everyone! It’s finally the end of the week and the beginning of March!! I hope you are all feeling well and having a good day! At the start of this week, I started a project called #GoldenInsecurities. Today will be the first installment in this project, so I hope you enjoy. Also, just wanted to give a big thank you to all that have messaged me and joined, I really appreciate it!

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Now, without further ado, let’s begin!

1. They’re Relatable

No one is perfect - we all have our off days, we all have a insecurities about our bodies, we all struggle before getting the hang of things. But that’s okay, because no one is alone. People can understand and help you, which is one of the best things anyone can do. It’s a deep connection you probably can’t find with someone that’s “perfect”, and it doesn’t even matter if it’s a stranger, because everyone can be friends :)

2. You Deserve Love

On top of anything else, you deserve to love yourself, along with your flaws. Don’t view your flaws as a bad aspect of yourself, but rather a positive one! You are beautiful, and maybe you hear that everyday, or no times at all, but it’s true. Love yourself, your body, your flaws, and everything else you may be insecure about, and I’m sure there will be a difference.

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3. You Deserve Happiness

Flaws and insecurities are often portrayed as a bad part of you, or something you dislike. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! Get a good, positive view on both life and your insecurities. Take them as a special part. Look how stunning you are with the things you considered “flaws”. This will absolutely make you feel much happier with yourself and just in general!

4. Others Envy It

You may not notice, but many people acually adore your “flaws”. Any little thing you may hate, may be someone else’s dream to have! You never know... Plus, don’t you notice that if someone compliments your flaws and you say you hate that part, then it’s a bit awkward? (No? Just me then? Okay haha.)

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5. It’s Only Your Opinion

If you hate your flaws, look at it this way; you may be the only one that thinks these points are flaws. That’s right, not everyone is focused on believing those are your flaws. You shouldn’t hate your flaws because you think the whole world does. I mean, when is their opinion ever going to matter anyway?

6. Perfection Does Not Exist

By confronting your flaws and accepting you are not perfect, you are one step closer to a realistic and happy life. Don’t fool yourself into thinking you need to look like the girls on Instagram, Tumblr, even here on WHI. Because maybe you’ve heard this before, but those take time to edit and filter to perfection, but simply removing the need to feel flawless is going to save so much time and energy. (Did I say this correctly? Reading back it sounds off lol.)

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7. Self-Awareness Is Important

To know and understand yourself is the key to life. Being aware of who you are is so important, and will truly help you grow as a person in finding your own identity. Know what makes you happy, and do it! Know the effects you have on people. Make sense of yourself, your whole self, before trying to do anything else.

8. They Hold You Back

Yes, if you don’t find comfort in yourself (and your flaws), you will not reach your full potential and be the BOSS I know you all are. Believe in yourself before anyone else does, and I’m sure you will feel successful (internally, if not on the outside too).

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9. It Leads To Comparison

By feeling hatred towards your flaws, you start to compare yourself to other people. You wish to have the life of another because they seem to have what you don’t. They don’t have the flaws that you believe you’re “stuck with”, and that’s supposedly a good thing. But, that is not the case. You start to compare yourself to other people, and I’m sure we all know the damage in that.

10. You Miss Out On The Good

Being distracting by what is considered your flaws only means you’re missing out on all the good parts of you! Look on the bright side; see all your achievements, remember and accept all compliments, be proud of yourself for how far you’ve come!

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That’s all for today! Thank you so so much for reading, and I hope you all have a good day!

~ Caylie