With the rise of social media, it is so easy to conform to trends, to fit in with everyone else. But we are not all the same, and we cannot all be the same. Staying true to yourself is so important. I know how easy it can be to just want to be what society views as popular or pretty, but you yourself are worth so much more than anyone can possibly imagine. Also, it is so important to keep a backbone and not succumb to peer pressure.
Society creates standards that define healthy, beautiful, and worthy. Conforming to those standards is easier than defying them. Be the change. Be the leader, and show people that you are you. You don’t have to be vastly different and “stand out” from others as long as you stay true to your ideals and your own values. Define your own standards.
Here are some tips to be true to yourself in our vastly changing world.
Don’t beat yourself up if you are different from others (it’s a good thing, I promise!)
Our society is made to beat up those who are different, and people can often be mean. Stay strong.
Smile! It looks good on you!
Say affirmations and say good things about yourself.