Be Your Best Self

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Hi everyone, today I’m taking a quick break from fashion posts to talk about something so important.  I want to talk about yourself, and how to be the best you can be.  I feel like a lot of us are so concerned with fitting in, that we lose ourselves in the process.  Your habits, goals, hobbies, ideas, thoughts, fashion sense, intelligence, dreams, and fears make you special and incredibly important!  And it’s okay if yours are different from other people’s.  I put together a few ideas on how to love yourself for who you are, and how to make sure you’re as happy as you can be!

  • Love yourself.  Cue Hailee Steinfeld, because every single time I say “love yourself” the song Love Myself pops into my head!  But anyway, loving yourself is incredibly important.  Find what makes your mind, body, and spirit happy, and immerse yourself in it!  If something is negatively affecting your life, then it’s time to move on.  Nothing in the world is worth sacrificing your happiness.  With that said, look at life through a positive mindset!  I personally like to start my day with a positive quote or thought, and I also like to start my day early.  I’m up every morning (during the week) by 6:30 am and by 9 am on the weekend. One thing that makes me so happy and grateful is the calmness of the morning.  I love the quiet stillness when the sun is just beginning to rise, and it feels as if the rest of the world is asleep.  I am a very positive person when it comes to the value of life and the value of myself, and I choose to find the beauty in every day!
  • Stop copying/comparing yourself to others.  Yes we all have people we idolize and who we wish we could be, but it’s not worth changing yourself over.  I think we’ve all admired someone’s outfit, handbag, body, or life in general, and it’s okay to be inspired by them!  There are so many inspirational men and women in this world, but there’s also a point where inspiration comes to imitation.  We’ve all dealt with the (I hate to say it) annoying person who wants to do everything we want to do, and who wants every single thing we have.  While it’s nice to know people look up to you, I guarantee you’ve called your mom complaining about the person who is “copying you”.  On the opposite hand, most of us are also guilty of doing that to people!  Society as a whole really can’t function well without people “copying” others, and it’s how a lot of trends start in fashion, sports, news, media, and online.  With that said, it’s more than okay to be inspired by someone (or multiple people), but don’t lose yourself in the process!  You’re incredibly special and unique, and I guarantee you inspire people just the way you are!
  • Surround yourself with positive influences.  I honestly feel like the luckiest person in the world with the amount of love and happiness I receive from all of my friends and family, and from the love of my life!  When I was in high school, I was surrounded by negative people who I believe truly hated themselves.  The best thing I ever did was get away from those people, and lose contact with them.  If you’re in a similar situation, I highly suggest doing the same thing!  You won’t believe how much better you’ll feel about yourself!  Being surrounded by negative energy is enough to make anyone dislike themselves, and that is not worth anyone’s time or energy.  Surround yourself with people who make your life better, and who impact it in a positive way.  Get involved in something that makes you incredibly happy (for me, it’s Delta Zeta), and love every moment!

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Surround yourself with people whose dreams are as big as yours.

I’m so incredibly grateful for all of you, and your support and love throughout my blogging journey!  Because of you, I have the courage and opportunity to do what I love!  You all inspire me, and your positivity is such a beautiful thing.  I hope you share this post if you enjoyed it, and I’ll talk to you very soon!

xo, Tessa

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