5 Easy Strategies For Getting Much Better At Self-Acceptance

4 Easy Ways To Get Much Better At Self-Acceptance

As a therapist, I've found that people don't tend to think much about self-acceptance. But developing this practice will make you happier, more successful, and improve your relationships. However, it can be challenging to start accepting yourself - just for who you are. Especially if you are in the habit of talking to yourself in negative and critical ways, as so many people do.

In this post, I'll share 4 proven strategies to help you find the art of self-acceptance easier to do.

Understand What Self-Acceptance Really Means

To begin practicing self-acceptance, it's important to have a clear understanding of what that really means. Many people believe that self-acceptance is about  being lazy or letting oneself off the hook -  but this is a common misconception. In reality, self-acceptance involves treating yourself with kindness and positivity instead of constantly criticizing yourself. Having this understanding can make it much easier to start cultivating self-acceptance in your life.

When you've finished readng this post come back and watch this video to gain a deep understanding of how self-acceptance really works.

Be Aware of Your Self-Talk

Be aware of your self-talk. Your subconscious mind can have a powerful influence on your thoughts and behaviors. If you often use words like "should" or "must", you may be putting too much pressure on yourself. Being aware of your self-talk and letting go of the notion that you're not enough can help improve self-acceptance.

Live from a Place of Love, Not Fear

Live from a place of love, not fear. Living from a place of fear can never bring happiness. Instead, aim to live from a place of love and kindness towards yourself. Allow yourself to have less than perfect days and give yourself a break when you need it. Remember, there's nothing to prove - you are good enough. You always have been and you always will be.

Practice Self-Compassion

So treat yourself with the same kindness and compassion that you would offer a close friend. Acknowledge your imperfections and mistakes without judgement, and recognise that they are a simply a natural part of the human experience.

Take these approaches and you'll find self-acceptance easier to do. Next, scroll back up and watch the video.

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