I am super excited to reveal my latest project: from now on I am requested by Tchibo Hungary to spread body positive messages on their Facebook page weekly! I hope to reach even more women and let them believe: every body can be loved!
Today’s post is about being perfect and who could be more relevant to speak (or actually write now) about this if not me? No, don’t get me wrong, I am not thinking of myself as the example of perfect but one of my best features which is the worst at the same time is perfectionism. Once I had a talk with a headhunter and when I was asked to mention my best feature she smiled at my answer and asked „Are you sure being a perfecionist is really a good feature?”
Oh how right she was, now I know. I am trying to overcome my constant striving for „everything must go perfectly” which is quite a challenge especially today when we are all expected to be super heroes. They want us to be the woman with flawless look who is kind and helpful, who is a passionate partner to her man, who works like a workhorse and who is an ideal mother. I am sure when you read this you smile, nod and say „C’mon, that’s impossible!” but then why do you worry when your first wrinkles appear or when you jeans is tighter than usually? As you know, there is no such thing as perfect but do you consciously know this when ads are saying the opposite and trying to tell you how you are supposed to look or act?
Being conscious is crucial as creating a healthy body image and self-image starts there and continues in accepting all your flaws and imperfections and start loving who you are. Of course external beauty is marvellous but lets be honest here: being a kind hearted fun person weighs with more importance than the size of your jeans. Give it a thought: did you choose your best friend based on their weight or her true values?
You focus on the most important things when it comes to other people so it is time to do the same with yourself when you look into the mirror! Find those things you love about yourself and start building your confidence from there!
Continuously getting better (whether it is your body or mind) is necessary so I don’t say to give up your wish to improve yourself but believe me when I say: even change will be easier if you accept and love the person you are now!
A cup of happiness with Susie
(my inspirational column on Tchibo Hungary’s Facebook page)