5 Ways to Accept Yourself
For many, self acceptance is really tough on a good going day. On a bad day, when you’ve made a mistake, you don’t feel good about yourself and your looks.
Self acceptance is something which develops over time. Fortunately , clinicians have discovered ways to cultivate self-acceptance which are discussed as:
1. Celebrate your strengths.
To start with, you can make a list of your strengths by writing one strength each day. You can begin with very basic statements like “‘I am a happy being.” With that, as your list evolves and progresses; people realize how intelligent, creative and kind they are.
It means seeing perfect things even when there are imperfections. Accepting people around as they are instead of going into a fault-finding zone. Nonetheless, accepting yourself too.
Enjoying the imperfections is also as important as enjoying perfections. Finally, I could say every life is perfect. And I think no life is a perfect life and there is always a chance of improvement and growth. I would be right both ways.
2. Forgive yourself
All of us make mistakes. Nobody is born perfect. A good tip is to first learn and move on from your mistakes. Be it the biggest mistake you have ever erred. As painful and sore it may feel, you have to bear the pain to forgive yourself for some good to your life.
No matter what, always forgive yourself be it any harsh situation. Be the kindest to your self. Forgiveness is of utmost importance, for you will end up struggling for getting your things done, you will not like to spend time with yourself. You all know that the most challenging struggle is with your se
3.Create a support system
I always suggest people for creating a support system. Stay connected with your family, which is the foremost thing and there are people hardly connected to their dear ones. Connecting can be through calls, video calls or meeting them in person. I think family is the best and everlasting support that needs continuous fueling to make the relationships get going.
Second in line comes, one and only ‘your friends.’ Instead of always looking for new ones, try strengthening the bond with existing ones.
Third, prioritize self-care. Set aside sometime each day for your self. This can be a brisk walk in the morning, writing, or meditating and so on ..which may vary for everyone.
There can be many other support systems for every person. I have just discussed the basic ones
4. Disregard what other people might think about you
“You are not a Nutella jar, you cannot make everyone happy.”
Never allow the opinions of others too get too deep because people can change at any given moment. Say no to listening to what people say about you and neither compare them with yourself. Stop being a people- pleaser. Live for yourself. Love your life and give a damn about people.
Life is too short to get into people’s minds’. Become your decision-maker and make an effort to learned to let go of what people say. Once you truly understand how to let go, you will see the world as entirely different.
5. Be kind to yourself
Worship yourself with tenderness. Treat yourself as you would treat your life partner whom you would love to the moon and star. Idealize yourself instead of becoming Trump or Einstein. Be what you are. Respect, accept, believe yourself.
Take out time for your well being. Prioritize ‘you’ overwork and remember you are as imperfect as anybody in this world. Stop getting hard on yourself and start living.