1. Do you accept yourself? It might sound bizarre. What does it mean?
We all accept ourselves, don’t we? It turns out self-acceptance is not a default condition. Many people find it difficult to accept themselves unconditionally.
In most cases, individuals accept their positive sides, but what about their flaws and failures? Do they accept them? They might but are often skittish to do so because it’s challenging to deal with the reality of not liking who they are—especially if they received negative childhood messages.
2. What is self-acceptance?
It is the state where people recognize their capabilities, strength, and worth. This also involves the individual embracing their flaws and weaknesses.
Acceptance leads to self-love, and when you start to love yourself, the end result is others will feel empowered being around you. Self-acceptance brings out a healthy dose of high self-esteem. You learn how valuable and important you are.
3. How to practice self-acceptance?
First, embrace yourself, even your mistakes, and this will give you a sense of harmony.
Second, let go of the things you can’t change. Perfection is a myth. You might consider the dangers of fighting tooth and nail to make things fit precisely. If you constantly flood yourself with evil thoughts and behaviors, how will you possibly feel good in life in general?
Third, know your strengths and practice them. They will bring out positive energy, and you will feel confident in many situations.
Fourth, participate in different activities such as finding a job more suitable to your personality. Or volunteer as a way to get to know yourself better.
Fifth Explore things that give you satisfaction where you can spend quality time alone.
4. How when you know you reached self-acceptance?
When you fully accept your inherited flaws, there will be a noticeable difference in your thinking and how you interact with the world. And for sure, you will reach a peaceful state of mind.
But self-acceptance can be different for different people. For example, a woman who considers herself less than attractive might experience self-acceptance by acknowledging what she has to offer that brings out her best.
Or say a student who works hard to get good grades but fails. He might achieve self-acceptance by realizing that taking tests might not be his strength but that other areas are what he excels at as a student.
Self-acceptance can lead to positive emotions, including happiness. It has been proven that self-acceptance aid in the recovery of any illness. Self-acceptance and self-discovery can change your whole perspective on life.
All and all, practice self-acceptance daily and watch the positive benefits.