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Finding Comfort in Your Own Skin

Being comfortable in your own skin means knowing who you are and accepting yourself. Finding comfort in your skin is not something we think of very often, but now and then, you must ask yourself if you like yourself. If you’re not comfortable in your skin, how can you expect to become comfortable around others?

Many people will choose to isolate themselves if they’re not satisfied with themselves or with other people and will try to find different ways to make themselves happy. Likewise, those who struggle with substance use disorders often find it challenging to be comfortable in their skin. How can you find comfort in yourself?

Breaking the Boundaries of Comfort

There are various situations where you may feel uncomfortable, especially if it involves other people. Being uncomfortable is normal for all of us at one time or another, but when feeling awkward starts to impact you negatively, that’s when it becomes a concern. You deserve to be happy and comfortable with yourself, and you also deserve to relinquish any emotional baggage that holds you back from a happy, fulfilling life.

Getting Uncomfortable to Get Comfortable

One technique you can use to become more comfortable in your own skin is to break out of your comfort zone. Yes, it could be scary, and it may take a few small steps to break out of your comfort zone, but the more you do it, the easier it will get. Choose to find comfort in your own skin by doing things that make you uncomfortable.

Helping Others

Other people choose to find compassion and healing within themselves by helping other people. Try opening up the door of your personal space. This can mean anything from a simple conversation to an outing with a new friend.

What Other People Think of Me Is None of My Business

If you find that you aren’t comfortable in your own skin, lack self-confidence, or don’t have a clear sense of self, you aren’t alone. Some simple ways to feel more comfortable with yourself include:

  • Focus on your positive traits
  • Refute negative thoughts you have about yourself
  • Deal with issues that trouble you
  • Find validation within yourself
  • Spend time with confident people
  • Spend time with positive people
  • Disregard negative comments that people make about you

If self-help tools aren’t enough to instill self-confidence and self-acceptance, you may want to work with a mental health professional.

If you flood your life with activities that you enjoy and surround yourself with people who accept you for who you are, you are bound to feel comfortable with yourself. If you are happy with yourself, you will find it easier to uphold your commitments to yourself and others. These commitments could range from taking a walk four times a week to entering treatment for substance use disorder. For more information on self-acceptance and healing, reach out to The Guest House. We are here for you. Call us at (855) 483-7800.