If you have ever been on social media, you will have seen how everyone is striving to be perfect. I mean there is a thing called Instagram vs. Real Life. Suddenly you can’t post a selfie without at least one filter or go out for dinner without showing your curated plate of food. Even your dog has to look perfect.
But what if you just decided to take a step away from all the competition? And stopped all that clamoring for likes and hearts? What if you chose merely to enjoy your life without sharing it with the world? Sounds amazing right? Well here are a few ways you can do just that.
You can decide right now to stop judging other people. Refocus your attitude, so you stop seeing a difference as a flaw but as merely something that makes that person unique. Just let go of the urge to criticize, and you’ll notice the overflow effect on how you see yourself.
Accept your imperfection
Wanting to be the best version of yourself isn’t the same as being a perfectionist. A perfectionist is never happy with who they are, how they look, or how they’re doing. Being your best means you work hard, you try, and you don’t give up. Failures may happen but you don’t allow it to define you. But it doesn’t mean you blame yourself when things aren’t perfect, and you don’t take failure personally.
Relax and enjoy the process
Perfectionists tend to trip over every little detail and allow imperfections to spoil their lives. When you embrace imperfection as a natural part of life, it frees you up to enjoy the ride.
Obstacles become challenges that make life more enjoyable. You can slow down and notice all the good things there are in your life.
Adopt imperfection as a way of life
Once you make peace with imperfection, you can be a lot more objective about life. Your perspectives change, and what once seemed overwhelmingly important suddenly doesn’t matter so much. All experiences become just another aspect of a life lived richly, that builds the person you are continually becoming.
Imperfection stops being something to avoid at all costs. Think about it like this: perfection implies stasis, something you achieve and have to tend. It’s fragile and vulnerable. It puts an end to growth. And then what? You don’t want to stop learning and growing and developing, do you? Embracing imperfection means there’s always an opportunity to learn and grow and become a better person.