I Ain’t Sorry: Small Steps To Start Living Unapologetically This Year

There is something beautiful when you see a certain kind of person, you know, the ones that walk around exuding confidence and positive energy. They don’t have to be the most stunning in the room but they way that they present themselves has their light is shining extra bright. They are unapologetic in their actions and comfortable in their own skin.

Guess what? That can be you.

You see, people like that don’t have everything in the world but what they do have is a strong sense of self which is noticeable from a mile away. They know and love who they are and it shows. Here are four ways to become one of those people and start living your life unapologetically and filled with joy.

Photo by Danielle Maria in collaboration with Fanm Djanm for lmdes

Photo by Danielle Maria in collaboration with Fanm Djanm for lmdes

Don’t Apologize For Who You Are and How You Feel

First things first, it’s time that we stop apologizing when we don’t truly mean it. More often than not, we find ourselves apologizing out of habit. You are a complex, intense, real human being that has a slew of emotions that deserve to be let out when necessary. We often dim ourselves down to be accepted by others, which leads to negative consequences down the road like repression and resentment towards others and ourselves for not being true to who we really are.

This year, I urge you to take the steps that you need to come closer to loving who you are with all of the different facets that come with it. Don’t hold back with your authenticity and don’t be afraid to tell others how you truly feel. Hiding your emotions won’t benefit anyone at the end of the day but when you say how you truly feel, it might just lead to something beautiful.

PHOTO BY DANIELLE MARIA IN COLLABORATION WITH FANM DJANM FOR LMDES

PHOTO BY DANIELLE MARIA IN COLLABORATION WITH FANM DJANM FOR LMDES

PHOTO BY DANIELLE MARIA IN COLLABORATION WITH FANM DJANM FOR LMDES

PHOTO BY DANIELLE MARIA IN COLLABORATION WITH FANM DJANM FOR LMDES

Learn How To Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Odds are, you’re constantly setting goals to be skinnier, flawless, more toned… whatever it might be. Here’s the thing, our team loves setting goals to become better versions of ourselves, really... we love it BUT there’s a catch. In the same way that there is importance in trying to better ourselves, it’s just as necessary to remember how far you’ve come on your journey.

Have love handles? Great, it means that you have enough food on the table to keep you well fed.

Just starting your natural hair journey? Be patient, it takes time, so be proud that you decided to make the big change.

Trying to slim down? Well, thick thighs save lives and also allow us to walk for miles and not get tired.

We are all beautiful and there is a radiance that many exude when they feel comfortable in their own skin. So, take a few moments and write down 15 things that you love about yourself… both inside and out. Once you have it written down, put it somewhere you’ll always see it and remind yourself just how great you are.

 

PHOTO BY DANIELLE MARIA IN COLLABORATION WITH FANM DJANM FOR LMDES

PHOTO BY DANIELLE MARIA IN COLLABORATION WITH FANM DJANM FOR LMDES

Rock What Makes You Feel Great

Style style style. Our style often says a lot about who we are.... so we should let it shine. What do you wear that makes you feel great? Odds are, you have your favorite outfits, the ones you know that you feel like a total queen when you have it on. Wear that more often.

 Find inspo from brands you love and see how you can put your own spin on it in your everyday life. 

For us, we love rocking Fanm Djanm headwraps, not just for the diversity in their designs but also because the various styles work for every person, every season and every moment. We also love them because they stand behind bold women who choose to live an authentic life.

It’s the perfect accessory whether you’re out with the girls or gearing up for a big date but whatever your style is, odds are, it’s a good fit. Find what you love and make sure you wear more of that this year.

 

PHOTO BY DANIELLE MARIA IN COLLABORATION WITH FANM DJANM FOR LMDES

PHOTO BY DANIELLE MARIA IN COLLABORATION WITH FANM DJANM FOR LMDES

Take Time To Do What Brings You Joy

Time to stop and think. When was the last time you did something only for you?

That one thing that you love… whether it’s taking a solo trip, treating yourself to an amazing meal or even just relaxing at home.

Living unapologetically also means treating yourself and not feeling guilty about it. Let this year be the year of self-care and that might mean saying “no” to more things but at the end of the day, protecting your peace comes above all.

 

So, what steps will you be taking this year to live unapologetically? Let us know in the comments below! 



Sienna Brown is the founder of Las Morenas de España. From New York to Murcia, Spain, she is constantly on a journey to inspire and be inspired while engaging in different methods of creation.  Her passion for learning about others leads her towards constant exploration and practicing the art of listening as much as she can. See more of her work here and follow her adventures on instagram.