I assume everyone reading this hasn’t been living under a rock and has actually been watching Love Island. When I watched Gabby break down over her insecurities, I felt the urge to post my thoughts.
Let’s be real for a second, it’s probably fair to assume that every girl has felt like Gabby, at least once in their life. Especially with social media, most girls want a better body, strive for a better life etc. etc. That insecurity list goes on.
Just remember comparison is the thief of joy.
I mean, if I went into Love Island, I would literally look like a hippo circle face and be called “the fat one” (side note, I wouldn’t go in there). But for some reason, I’m okay with that. I feel like over the last few months, I’ve managed to have less *Gabby* moments and more idgaf what you think about me moments. How? I hear you asking, well there are a few things:
- Surround yourself with people who will build you up when you’re feeling low – I know we all want a Marcel in our lives, but if you can’t find one, find people who are there for you. Whether that’s a group chat of amazing friends/bloggers, your mum, a close friend, your boyfriend. FIND THAT PERSON!
- Practice self love – Treat yo self girl! Have a bath, do something you love, watch Netflix all night long, read a good book! There’s a good post here on tangible ways to practice self love.
- Accept you won’t be everyones cup of tea – I mean that statement says it all, some people don’t even like tea!! I think this is one of the best things to realise in life. Not everyone is going to like you and that’s ok. I’m sure you don’t like everyone either, so embrace those flaws and refer back to my first point.
- Realise no one is perfect – Social media is the devil at portraying the perfect lives. But remember, everyone has their ups and downs, you never really know whats going on behind closed doors.
- Get a hobby – Do something you enjoy or try something new, there’s alway something new to learn.
- Spread love and support to others – I’ve realised this one helps me a lot. Giving other people compliments and building other people up can really help. But remember, don’t compare, it’s really not a race!
Hope you enjoyed this spontaneous post, share this with a friend who needs it and let me know what you think below!