To be liked and accepted by society, we often try to show that we are flawless. But it’s important to know that no one is born perfect. We cannot please everyone around us and we shouldn’t even try to do that. When we embrace ourselves as we are, rather than being what others want us to be, we attract genuine happiness and genuine relationships.
This is why we have compiled a list of things we should stop doing to impress others and live more fully by prioritizing ourselves more.
1. Humblebragging doesn’t make you look modest.
Humblebragging is seen more like false modesty. A study claims that people who humblebrag are more insincere. Humblebragging seems more like part show-off and part-complaining which is nothing more than just being plain annoying. If you want to show off, just brag directly.
2. Traveling to show off, rather than exploring and being in the moment
Another study claimed that people usually travel for “social status and likes” rather than to explore the place. In order to invoke envy or to impress others on social media, people usually choose the vacation haunts that will give them a good backdrop for their Instagram photos. It’s time for us to stop looking at our phones and fancy DSLRs, to live in the moment, and to be thankful for what nature has to offer.