7 Reasons It’s OK You’re Not Perfect

photo: Blank Itenerary

In the era of Instagram, there seem to be constant pressures on us Career Girls: the right wardrobe, flawless make-up, amazing titles at work, boyfriends—all the things that might get you Insta-status can lead me to having some extra-strength FOMO. Here’s why I think we should all try a little less hard to be perfect:

Because an extra hour of sleep will always beat a one-hour make-up tutorial in the morning. We all can’t be Zoella, or Tanya Burr—skip the overly complicated make-up process in the morning and feel more well-rested.

Because anyone who says “I’ve never tasted anything as good as skinny feels” has clearly never had a bacon cheeseburger.

Because Beyoncé wasn’t built in a day.  Keep striving to be the best, but know it won’t be immediate—don’t feel bad if you’re not there yet. Progress takes time and effort!

Because it’s more fun to reject pressure. Sure, we might all feel stresses in our lives to get the perfect beach body or tan—but at the end of the day, it’s better to jump into the pool. Not reaching for perfection takes the pressure off, allowing for fun to happen!

Because if romantic comedies have taught me anything, it’s that people relate to flawed individuals. Embrace yourself, warts and all. When you love yourself, you’ll find other people who will, too.

It’ll keep you from focussing on the important stuff. If you’re reaching for something just outside your grasp, you’re not going to be tuned into the (imperfect) opportunities when they present themselves.

Because it’s a fruitless endeavour. Think about anyone you see as talented, or beautiful, or perfect in some way. Bet you can find some place that they’re lacking, right? Noone’s perfect; might as well be the best you, you can be.

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  • Maria Carolina Costa

    The Imperfect are happier! HAHAHAHA


  • Elishia Chave

    So much love for this post :)


  • Brooke

    Love this post! Especially how “Beyonce wasn’t built in a day”. Definitely need to start remembering that things take time and hard work :)

  • Nicky – Curious Journeying

    So important to remember that perfection is human and relatable! We definitely need all to hear this more :)

    Nicky | http://www.curious-journeying.com

  • Amber Williams

    Just what I needed to read right now, this is such a comforting post! x


  • Leanne

    such a great post, sometimes the things we aspire to are unrealistic. rejecting the pressure sometimes is way more fun! x


  • Helene Vlacho

    Great point of view! We are all so ”Perfectly imperfect”!
    Helene/ http://www.beautifulismyattire.com

  • dreamofadventures

    So true! Especially the sleep, so important =o)


  • Erin Henry (erinmayfitness)

    This post is everything! It is insane how much pressure is caused by social media, yet EVERYONE feels it from one source or another- so who is perfect? No one!
    We are all individual and different and that my friends is why we are AMAZING!


  • Marie

    Absolutely on point! There is constant pressure on perfection, whatever that might be! Love all your 7 reasons, especially on loving oneself. I think if you can’t love yourself, you can’t love others. Didn’t Dalai Lama also say that? Thanks for sharing. Marie x

  • Hayley at Quirky Little Planet

    I needed this. YES to one hour extra sleep over a make up tutorial!

  • Camille Beygui

    This is such a great post

  • Elishia Chave

    Love an excuse to gobble a cheese burger and sleep in :) awesome post xx


  • nik ann

    This.Is.Perfection. YES!

  • Moriah Conant

    Yes. Bacon cheeseburgers win some days. And that is perfectly okay.

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