Self-acceptance is something that I’ve struggled with for years. Accepting the good, the bad, and the ugly about yourself is something that sounds easy to do, but once you begin to do so, becomes difficult.
To help you with your journey to self-acceptance, here are some tips that may come of use to you.
– Create a positive environment. Positivity is one of the most important parts to self-acceptance. This begins with yourself – changing your thoughts from negative to positive. From there, surrounding yourself with people who bring you up and who are positive.
– Celebrate your strengths. This is one of the things that I never did when I was younger, mainly because I never really knew what my strengths were. I never really knew what my strengths were until after I received treatment. But once I started to celebrate my strengths, my whole perspective and trrain of thought changed – I started to realize just how awesome I am.
– Shush your inner critic. You’ve probably heard this a hundred times, but you are your biggest critic. Like I said before, changing your thoughts from negative to positive, you’re already half way there. If that inner critic decieds it’s not going to shush, remind yourself that you’ve done everything that you did your best. You’re only human after all.
– Speak highly of yourself. There was this analogy someone told me years ago that still sticks with me to this day. She said to consider a diamond of any sort. Now, no matter what diamond you choose, they’re all valuable, beautiful, and unique. So how are you any different? Every single person is different and unique in their own way. Every single person is beautiful. So remember that whenever you start to believe any different.
Alex Newton is a nursing student and mental health advocate. She grew up in a small town and plans on moving to London, England one day and open up her own health practice. She has a cat named Maya who she adopted whilst going through some difficulties. She’s a daughter, sister, and warrior who enjoys a nice cuppa tea.