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How to with Laura: How to Be Your Best Self

Everywhere you look these days, people are trying to give you unsolicited advice. They want to tell you how to look, how to think and how to act. Just ignore the bombardment and be yourself. Be yourself by listening to me tell you how to be your best self. Because I’m not ‘people,’ I’m a person; I’m a person who knows how to be my best self.

How do you become your best self? It’s quite simple. One need only be honest with themselves and be a seeker of truth. This applies to all aspects of life, from superficial to the profound. It is to stand up for what you believe in and what you love, no matter what environment you may find yourself in or whatever company you may keep.  Being yourself is holding an unpopular opinion and sticking by it, even if others disagree.

People may want to attack you, but that just means your being your best self. For example,  I hate talking about periods  and I just don’t get The Goonies and some people didn’t like that. And that’s fine. You must remember that being your best self is allowing others to be their best selves, too. So before you attack someone for holding an unpopular opinion, try to remember they’re not reaching their best self potential. Try to remind them that deep inside they have a best self who isn’t an aggressive attacker, but is an analytical listener who can empathize or sympathize or whatever.

Another key to being your best self is to wear the right make up. This may sound ridiculous, but it’s true. For some, the right makeup means loads of it. They wear make up like a knight wears a face-protecting helmet to go to war. For others it means no make up, because to them make up is dumb and/or a construct of society and they plum refuse. Others just want to cover up a pimple. You have to figure out what’s right for you, but you should always embrace your natural gifts.

The following explains my views on make up and some more advice of how to be your best self.

Whatever make up you wear, you should always love your face first. You’ve only got once face so you better appreciate it. Same goes for your body. Both face and body do all sorts of functional junk that is wonderful. So always remember you’re wonderful!

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