You are not perfect and that is okay

Jency Clement, Beyond Liberty Editor

Just like everyone else, you have had moments when you feel ugly. When you see other people in magazines or on TV with the “ideal” body and feel disappointed that you don’t look the same. When you look in the mirror and all you can see are the flaws: the surplus of acne dotting your face, your uncomfortably large nose, or your cumbersome braces.
You are constantly told by the world that you have to lose weight or be muscular or dress well. You are told to always wear the perfect makeup or always have the right hair. You are told look our best in order to be accepted by society.
However, no matter how much pressure you put on yourself, you are never going to attain this level of perfection. You will always have flaws, and even if you try to hide them, they will never disappear.
Everyone is human, everybody has imperfections, and nobody will be able to reach society’s standards of beauty. It is unrealistic and disappointing to hold yourself to these standards when you are always going to fall short.
Don’t fill yourself up with self-hatred.Besides, everyone has something attractive about them. Take time to appreciate yourself. There’s something beautiful about you, but you will never see your beauty unless you look for it.
Instead of focusing on the aspects of yourself that you dislike, focus on what you love about yourself. Maybe you like your hair. Maybe you think you have pretty eyes. Or maybe your eyebrows are always on fleek.
Still, it’s important not to focus too much on physical appearance. You have qualities that cannot be always be reflected by your looks. For instance, you may be athletic, highly intelligent, or a kind, friendly person.
Besides, you get to decide how much power your flaws have over you. You cannot rely on other people to lift your self-esteem; you are the only one who can change how you see yourself. You can see your imperfections as good or bad. If you want a positive self-body image, you need to see yourself in a positive light.
Your flaws cannot define you unless you let them. It doesn’t matter that you are never going to reach perfection, but who cares? What really matters is that you are content with what you look like and with who you are.