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You're Not Vanilla Ice Cream And That's OK

by Elena Athon 5 months ago in happiness

Why you should embrace your true self

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You are you. You're not vanilla ice cream. And that's OK! There is no such thing as being "normal."

Uniqueness is not something that you should avoid. It's a beautiful thing and should be embraced with pride.

It might seem like the world is full of sameness. But if you look closely, there are infinite ways to express yourself in this world. Whether it's the clothes you wear or your hair color or even what you order at Starbucks.

People will always try to tell you who you should be, how you should act, and what colors your life should come in.

Why not embrace what makes you stand out and celebrate it?

Stick with me here for a second, and I'll show you why it's so important to embrace your uniqueness.

How to be unique in a world that wants everyone to fit into one mold

Feeling comfortable in your own skin can be a challenging task. As humans, we have the tendency to compare ourselves to others and feel like we are not good enough.

But guess what? You are really great! And so is everyone else!

You are robbing yourself of achieving what you want in life when you are hiding in the shadows.

Stop listening to other people's opinions and start living your life the way you want.

There is no such thing as "normal"

The world needs more people who are different. It needs more flavors and colors that make up a beautiful rainbow.

There are many flavors other than vanilla ice cream. Be comfortable with who you are!

Embrace your uniqueness and show how much power you have when you do what feels right for you.

Don't let anyone tell you who to be or how to act. It's important to live authentically as opposed to trying so hard just to be accepted by others.

You are perfect in every way because there is no such thing as "normal. Those who don't accept you the way you are simply don't deserve you.

Don't pay attention to those who don't like you

There is a cost for living authentically and embracing your uniqueness, but it's worth it. As long as you keep doing what feels right in your heart, everything will be OK.

Uniqueness is a blessing, not a curse.

There's no need to change! Embrace your uniqueness and live the way that feels right in your heart. Even if it means being different from everyone else.

Your individuality sets you apart from every other person on this earth, which makes you special.

It's time we stop striving so hard just to fit in because when we do, we lose ourselves.

You aren't vanilla ice cream, and that's OK

Let the spotlight shine on you and stop caring about what other people think. Some will like you, some won't...

Trying to fit everywhere and please everyone is impossible. Even if you become vanilla ice cream which is a flavor that most people like, you still won't please everyone.

At the end of the day, doing things to be liked will make you lose your identity and wear you down.

Even if you feel strange, awkward, there is something unique about you. And this is your superpower.

No one is like you.

People will like you for being different than everybody else.

You shouldn't compare your life to others

OK, I know that we are humans, and comparing ourselves is part of our nature. But it isn't good for you because we all have entirely different lives, and face different challenges.

Don't fool yourself that others have it better than you. What you see from other people's lives is just the shop window.

You never know what's happening behind the scenes. No matter how wealthy or successful people become, there will always be something wrong in their life.

Money or success doesn't automatically send you to cloud nine.

No one can be perfect.

So stop trying to blend in with the crowd and just stand out!

There are many benefits to embracing your uniqueness

Being yourself will create a better quality of life, less stress, and less pressure.

It will make you more confident, and that's never a bad thing.

When you stop feeling that you're always lacking in some way, you will feel a sense of completeness.

It's so much better to be yourself and know who you are rather than trying to impress everyone else with how cool or hip you think you are.

If you have to adjust yourself to every environment or person, you will feel exhausted in the end.

One day you might look in the mirror and won't like what you see. You don't deserve to feel this way.

Everyone is unique in his or her own way - embrace that! This world needs more love!


Elena Athon

Blogging has allowed me to explore my creativity and voice in ways that I never knew were possible - all while connecting with people who are passionate about the same things as myself. Check out my blog:

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