Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Anais ForReal

Straight No Chaser

Give Yourself Permission to Be Flawed

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Photo by Liuda Lebedz on Reshot

Photo by Liuda Lebedz on Reshot

As people, we tend to be overly critical of ourselves. Social Media has exacerbated this due to people displaying ONLY the fabulous parts of their lives. I think we have to start being more accepting of ourselves and our flaws. I don’t mean that we shouldn’t be continuing to try to better ourselves, only that we shouldn’t be unnecessarily critical of ourselves.

Honestly, I’d never given much thought viewing myself in an overly critical manner until it was time to create videos for the Anais For Real Video Channel.

I started and stopped creating multiple videos to get this channel moving forward. I stopped so many times that I felt as if the Youtube project would be in jeopardy. The starting and stopping were due to being overly critical of myself.

I tend to be an overthinker by nature. I analyze everything to death. So I thought this is what I was doing when I continued to be dissatisfied with the videos I created to start my YouTube Channel. However, upon further analyzing, I realized it was more complicated than that. I was overanalyzing everything and scrutinizing myself as well.

I tend to reach for perfection in all that I do, but in this instance, it was stopping me from moving ahead. I was hyperfocused on my hair, makeup, clothing, and sound of my voice. I hated it all.

It was at this point that I realized that I need to permit myself to be flawed. I am flawed, as is everyone. My hair will never be perfect. My make up will never be perfect. My body will never be perfect. That’s because I’m not perfect and that’s ok. I essentially had to permit myself to be flawed. Watch the video below:


I don’t think we should stop trying to be the best person that we can be. I do think we should stop being so hard on ourselves for being a work in progress.

So, I wrote three things I’d like to be more accepting of about myself and those are as follows:

🔸Stop being hyperfocused on being perfect.
🔸Except my flaws.
🔸Stop trying to be superwoman.

I challenge you to do the same.

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