Am I comfortable in my own skin?

Rory asked this question on his blog.

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Body Comfort Only Skin Deep or What?

 Do you feel 100% comfortable in your own skin all the time? Are you happy with your body?

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As I said to Rory, this is a profound question and I wanted to answer it in a post, not the comments section.

This is an issue that I think most of us have struggled with at one time or the other in life.

Do looks matter?

Yes, they do, if we are totally honest. They are more important when we are young(er) but as we grow in age and wisdom, their significance lessens quite a lot and other things about our personality gain more importance.

As a young adult, I wanted to be slimmer, to be more attractive and funny, witty and everything desirable. It’s safe to say that those wishes were never fulfilled according to my dreams.

Did I suffer for it?

Luckily I married a man who never made me feel that I needed to improve on any aspects of me, my body, or my personality. This was that big thing that gave me the confidence to start being comfortable in my own skin.

As I grew older, I realized that the opinions of others didn’t matter at all where my self-image was concerned. But it does take years and wisdom to realize this important fact.

Now, if I want to lose weight, it is for improving my health.

If I want to dress up, put on makeup or jewelry, it is to please myself,

And if I want to get a new outfit, it still is for me!

Now I am completely okay with what I am, how I look, and how I think. I didn’t get here overnight, rather it took me a few years to accept myself for what I am and how I look.

It is totally worth it to achieve this acceptance of oneself! To know our limitations and learn to love ourselves. If we won’t accept and love ourselves, why would others?

#Keepitalive

16 thoughts on “Am I comfortable in my own skin?

  1. Nicely answered Sadje πŸ™‚

    As I grew older, I realized that the opinions of others didn’t matter at all where my self-image was concerned. But it does take years and wisdom to realize this important fact.

    That could have answered all of it πŸ™‚

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