We live in a society where we are constantly bombarded with images of how we should look, what ‘the beautiful people’ are wearing, eating, doing. The pressure is on to be something we are not instead of promoting the unique qualities that we all have as individuals. Sue Loncaric from Sizzling Towards 60 and Beyond was kind enough to share this article with us about staying true to yourself.
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Constantly striving to be something false robs us of our happiness.
There will always be someone more beautiful, brighter, happier, or more successful than you – that is a fact of life. No one is perfect, BUT WE ALL HAVE UNIQUE QUALITIES THAT MAKE US SPECIAL – THAT MAKE US WHO WE ARE.
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Life isn’t a competition
However, we put so much pressure on ourselves trying to emulate someone who we think is ‘better’ than us that life passes us by.
Society has dictated for too long that we need to conform
Being different growing up was frowned upon. People who were different because of race, sexuality, physically or mentally were shunned and some were even hidden away.
Times have changed, but there are still prejudices in this world
And it is up to us as individuals to change perceptions and ideas and THAT CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU!
It’s time to stop comparing ourselves with others and actually acknowledge the fact that we are unique individuals with our own talents and specialness!
Time for an Exercise
Write down one thing that is unique to you. It can be anything – serious, funny, quirky.
No one else has this – doesn’t that make you feel special? It should!
You can live your life trying to ‘fit in’ to a mold that just isn’t you or you can embrace your uniqueness and show the world who you really are. Accepting who you are and ceasing to compare yourself to others is the start of a new and exciting journey in your life.
Of course, it takes courage to be Different and unique but apart from anything else you need to stay TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE! I found this great quote on Pinterest.
BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE!
It’s time to introduce a new mantra into your life:
- I am unique
- I am different
- I am important
- I am me!
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About Sue Loncaric
Sue Loncaric is Sizzling Towards Sixty and she’s all about Positive Ageing! She helps and encourages women in midlife to believe that Age is Just A Number. And, that we can all learn to reach our full potential.