10 Things You Should Never Be Ashamed Of
As a result of living in a society where people are constantly trying to make us live our lives in accordance with their own beliefs and principles or in accordance with what is deemed acceptable and popular, a lot of people are ashamed of the way they live their lives. But, the thing is that when you’re living your life the way others expect you to, you are not being true to yourself. You are not living an authentic and meaningful life. You’re allowing others to prevent you from achieving happiness.
So, if you want to live a happy and meaningful life, you need to stop being ashamed of who you are and worrying about how other people see you.
You need to stop being ashamed of the following 10 things:
1. Your body.
You have bodily imperfections? Well, so does everybody else around you. Whether you’re too skinny or overweight or whether you have a pound more or a pound less – it doesn’t matter. Your imperfections don’t define you. They don’t determine your worth. Remember: You’re perfect just the way you are.
2. Past choices.
You’ve made some really bad choices in the past and now you regret that. Well, you know how they say, “Everyone makes mistakes.” So, instead of blaming yourself for your mistakes, forgive yourself. And instead of trying to change your past, let go of it. Try to focus on and live in the present.
3. Trying your best.
Anyone who makes you feel ashamed of trying your best to achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams should actually be ashamed of doing so. Never stop trying your best even when you know that your chances of success are really small.
4. Your diet.
Why would you think that someone has the right to tell you what you should or shouldn’t eat? As long as you’re healthy, as long as the food you eat is good for your body, you can eat whatever you want and how much you want.
5. Showing your feelings.
Showing your feelings makes you human. It shows others that you’re in touch with your emotions and that you let both your positive and negative feelings flow freely. It also helps people connect with you better. That’s why you should never be ashamed of expressing how you feel.
6. Taking time for self-care.
In the hectic world we live in, it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself. So, if you belong to that small group of people who truly understand how important practicing self-care and self-love is, then all I have to say is CONGRATULATIONS! You obviously know that your physical, mental, and emotional health should always be your number one priority.
7. Your family and friends.
You’re the only one who decides who you want to spend your time with. You’re the only one who decides who you want to devote your energy to. So, if you’re surrounded by people who bring happiness, joy, and a sense of fulfillment into your life, then make sure you keep them in your life forever. And what others think about this – well, you should never care about it.
8. Being an optimist.
Being an optimist doesn’t mean you’re naïve or that you’re seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. It just means that you don’t give up easily. It means that you believe in yourself and that you’re willing to work towards your goals no matter what. It means you don’t expect the worst even when everyone around you thinks negatively about what’s going on in the world and tells you to give up.
9. Forgiving others.
You’ll never be able to live a truly happy life unless you’re willing to forgive the person who has hurt you.
So, if instead of holding a grudge against the person who’s done you wrong and carrying bitterness in your heart, you forgive them, all I can say is – just keep doing that.
10. Last but not least, being yourself.
Never be ashamed of who you are. Never be ashamed of your insecurities, fears, mistakes, and wounds. Never be ashamed of your past experiences. Because there will always be someone who will judge you and criticize you for the way you eat, talk, walk, dress, or you name it. That’s why you must never allow other people’s opinions of you to direct your own life and shape your happiness.