Motivation Monday - You Are Unique, So Stop Comparing!Mar 28, 2022
(Image from @pixelsbyemma via Instagram)
I'm about to get real, folks.
I used to compare myself to others.
Like, a lot.
I looked at other fitness and yoga teachers online, and saw how fit they are, how they have better abs, a smaller butt, better hair, less acne, more money, yadda, yadda, yadda.
I was always feeling less than, other, unworthy, unequal. Like I should be "perfect" when giving yoga or fitness or health advice.
And it was as useless as trying to push a cart sideways - I got nothing for my efforts but frustration.
I don't look like other teachers, other influencers or gurus.
And I never will.
After lots of soul searching, tears, and unfollowing lots of people who made me feel unworthy, I realized that I am my own kind of wonderful. My own kind of unique.
I have struggled with my own struggles that are what has brought me here today - maybe you hear some of my story in your own life story, and that is why we are sharing this moment together (and yay! I'm so glad to see you!).
I have triumphed, struggled, fallen, gotten back up, and triumphed some more.
I am not perfect. But I am me.
And that is ok. There is so much value in that!
You are you.
And that is also ok.
We can each be unique. There is room for all of us here at the table to talk, share, take us space, just as we are.
You are unique. You are wonderful.
So please, stop comparing yourself to others. Your story, your journey is valid, and worthy of being.
You are worthy of being.
Just as you are.
So go seize this day - it is yours if you make it!
Here's what you can do - when you notice comparison, please be kind to yourself. Stop following or being friends with people or accounts that don't lift you up. If they don't make you happy they don't get to take up real estate in your life.
Make this day yours! Take a deep breath, put a big smile on your face and realize how special you are - you make people happy every day, just as you are. You are important, and you play an important part in this world. No one is you, and that is your superpower!
Think of all the ways your unique life has impacted how you live today - and how you can help others with your experiences! Your point of view is important, let yourself be heard and seen.
Know this - not everyone will understand, or even like you, but all that matters is that you are authentic to yourself - be yourself, every day. When you are who you really are deep down, you will feel happier and even be healthier, than if you are trying to impress people or hide yourself. Remember, "those that matter don't mind, those that mind, don't matter." If people can't accept you for who you are, they aren't meant to be in your life. When you are yourself, those people that love you will show up for you and enrich your life in ways you never thought possible.
You. Are. Amazing. Always remember that.
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