Be Yourself

You Are Perfectly Imperfect!

Today’s blog is for a friend and former coworker of mine. He was feeling down on himself the other night, because people judge him based on his disability. Mind you, if you were to see him, you wouldn’t know he had one. But he was born with it, and he’ll have to live with it his whole life.

We are human. We need to remember that none of us are perfect. If we are to be honest with ourselves, we all have some flaw; be it a disability, health issues, mental health issue, it doesn’t matter. We need to see each other as the beautifully fragile souls that we are. We all have feelings, we all need to feel loved and special. We are ALL perfectly imperfect.

But what can we do when we’re feeling down, or dealing with rejection? Here are a few tips from the experts:

  • Allow yourself to feel all the emotions you feel. There is no right or wrong way to feel.
  • Surround yourself with supportive, positive people. Or spend some time alone.
  • Take care of YOU! Do something that you love, or treat yourself to something.
  • Build your self esteem. What are you good at? What are you great at? Are you kind and caring? Funny? Do you love animals perhaps? Build on the positives!
  • Seek professional help. Sometimes having the ear of a counsellor or therapist is the best medicine. There is NOTHING to be afraid or ashamed of when you seek the help of a professional. In fact, I think it’s extremely brave.

Healing takes time. It may sound corny, but time does help. Healing can’t be rushed. We all have to go at our own pace. Here are some tips for healing after a rejection:

  • Try not to take it personally. It may or may not be about you… we can’t all get along all the time, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
  • Reflect on the experience. You may come to understand it better, and it will help you grow for the next time. Did you learn something from this? Good!
  • Be yourself. You don’t have to change, but grow as a person. Keep being your silly, quirky, perfectly imperfect self! Rejection is part of life, but don’t let it define you.

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Sending my love to all the Perfectly Imperfect people out there!


Published by jenmcnaughton

Born in Scotland, I moved to Canada in 1980 with my family. I was 10. I became homesick in my 20's, and longed for my beloved Scotland. Happily, I recently returned home for good! I am a photographer, freelance writer and bestselling author, and entrepreneur. I am an animal lover and advocate. My other hobbies include exploring, collecting sea glass, reading and music.

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