In a world full of people, what makes you any different? Don’t settle for mediocrity, when you know you’re more than just the average joe. If you’re feeling shadowed, here’s some advice to help you shine a little brighter.
Wow, clever Sophia.
Okay, okay, listen. I know it’s super cliche but, you need to hear me out. There’s nobody exactly like you, so being yourself is already going to make you stand out. It’s funny because I would hate to hear this as advice, but that was only because I wasn’t ever truly myself. It wasn’t until I actually stopped caring about what other people thought, that I began to realize that being myself was way more fun than trying to be somebody else. I attracted people who appreciated me for who I was, and it was so much easier living my life when I was surrounded by people who loved me for me.
Think for yourself.
Keep your thoughts in line and don’t let them cross it just because you want to go along with “societies standards”. Disagreeing with people can feel isolating, but don’t give up your values for the sake of other people. Trust me, others will admire your honesty and commitment to your own beliefs.
Walk with confidence.
Keep your chin up and present yourself as the badass that you are. Know your strengths and know when to use them. Stop pitying yourself when you could be building yourself up. Sometimes you’re going to have to fake it till’ you make it. Confidence is key, and if there’s one thing that I find most attractive about somebody, it’s got to be their confidence. Know your worth, and then you won’t feel so small anymore.
Now, I don’t want to say that looks mean everything, because they don’t. But look the best you possibly can, because when you look good, you feel good. I am a firm believer in that. Wear what makes you feel good. I know that when my hair’s looking right and my outfit’s on point, my confidence is always at a high, and I just feel better about myself, which in turn, boosts the way I present myself as a person.
It’s okay to be sad.
We all have those down-in-the-dumps days. It’s okay. Let yourself feel the emotions of pain and sadness. Be aware that you are human and there will be times where you just simply hate yourself and everything around you. But, that’s the beauty of it. You can either do nothing and let yourself fall into a cycle of self-loathing, or you can learn from the things that made you feel such a way. Be in tune with yourself and pay attention to the negative thoughts in your head so that you can find a way to change them. You are special and there are people around you that see potential in you, even when you don’t see it. Every time you fall, you’ll get up a little stronger.
Radiate happiness and it will be given right back to you. Personally, I’m always attracted to people who are full of life and happiness. Find people who fill your soul with love and laughter. Who knows, maybe it’ll rub off on you. Life’s too short to be unhappy. You have control over your life. If it’s not the kind of life you desire, you can change it.
Express yourself and show your brilliance. Don’t be afraid to be the one light in a room full of darkness. As I always say at the end of every blog post: Ignite your spark.
Thanks for reading, xoxo.