Why being content with yourself is important
Why being content with yourself is important
NiceDay blog: being content with yourself

Some people have always been content or happy with themselves, but many others have to learn to accept and love themselves. Social media is a wondrous invention, but it has also caused people to constantly compare themselves with others, whether it be consciously or unconsciously. Within a single look, you see that you can always be skinnier, better, or more successful… Being content with who you are, means that recognising that you’re fine just the way you are. You see and feel that you don’t have to pretend to be different and that you do not have to be perfect. Being content with yourself is really important. Why? I’ll explain that to you below.

An endless race against yourself

Maybe this is something you relate to; you set the bar incredibly high for yourself. Maybe you can always be slimmer, more successful, richer, and more talented than the person you are today. You could even be much better than everyone else. It can be quite dangerous to think like that because it is an endless race against yourself. If you can always be better, when will you be good enough?

Accepting yourself

To prevent you from ending up in an endless race against yourself, you can learn to accept yourself. Accepting that you are good exactly the way you are right now. What do you need to be able to accept yourself?

  • Realise that you do not have to change. You don’t have to be different or better. At this moment, you are enough just the way you are. This doesn’t mean that accepting yourself means you no longer have to grow, or that you no longer have to develop yourself. The exact opposite happens: especially when you have accepted yourself, you open new doors to growth. You know your worth and know what you deserve. This increases the chance that you say ‘yes’ to challenges and makes you more likely to say ‘no’ to things that stand in the way of your growth!
  1. There is no such thing as perfection. What is perfection anyway? Nobody is perfect and the grass definitely isn’t greener on the other side. People often only show their highlights online, but everyone feels down or has a bad day from time to time. Perfection doesn’t exist and if it did, the world would be very boring.
  2. Embrace your imperfections! Don’t fight or try to hide them, but embrace and show them off. They aren’t even imperfections, they are the things that make you special. Everything that deviates from the norm, makes you special and unique.

What makes you special?


What makes you special? What makes you proud of yourself? Write it down in the NiceDay app! Haven’t downloaded it yet? You can download it here.

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Britt Stoker

Hi! My name is Britt, psychologist coach at NiceDay. Through online coaching I can guide and help you with what’s on your mind. Loves animals, traveling, photography and delicious food.

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