How to Embrace The Current You

Four tips for accepting who you are today when anxiety creeps in.

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It’s easy to compare yourself to others in the day of “picture perfect” lives on social media. Scrolling through feeds of Instagram models, travel bloggers or just people from college that appear to have it all figured out has a way of wiping out whatever pride you have in yourself and replacing it with comparison.

The unrealistic representation of people’s lives online adds pressure to the ever-growing push to be more attractive, fit and successful. If you are one of those people that often feel like you need to have amazing feats accomplished years ago or put yourself under a microscope, these tips are for you.

Next Time You Feel Anxious…

Sit down in a calm place, close your eyes and just breathe. Think about moments in your life when you’ve felt totally at peace or on top of the world—or, think about nothing at all. Allowing yourself to sit in quiet and stillness for a few minutes per day causes healing in your life that can’t be replicated in many other ways.

Next Time You Feel Behind…

Make a mental list of all the things you’ve accomplished that you are proud of, whether it’s getting your dream job, moving across the world or doing one pushup. Think about the special things you work towards or do that make you, you.

Next Time You Feel Rushed…

Take just one moment to stop and slow down. Do you need to be rushing? Is it rushing to work or rushing through your 20s?

Next Time You Feel Inadequate…

Marianne Williamson frequently says in her book, “The Law of Divine Compensation” that the universe doesn’t give us all good things because of what we do, but because of who we are.

Instead of spiraling down a rabbit hole of self-loathing today, take a moment to dwell on all the qualities you like about yourself and things you are good at. Go easy on yourself.

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