Do you try to be something you’re not? If so, it’ll NEVER work! How can you go against nature? Wouldn’t it be easier to work with the natural order of your being?
You may be surprised at how many people lack the ability to accept themselves for who they are. Many people are able to put on a front so they appear self-confident when they really aren’t.
The good news is that, even if you’re one of these people, you can learn how to accept yourself. If you’re suffering from low self-worth and confidence, you really do have the ability to turn things around!
It’s important to accept yourself because that one move can mean the difference between a life of happiness and a life of sadness. When you accept yourself, you’re more likely to accomplish more in your life.
The reason is the fact that self-acceptance can be seen as a foundation. After you accept yourself, you can continue to build from there and add-on: confidence, tranquility, enthusiasm, drive and happiness.
There are many methods and tips that you’ll encounter on your way to acceptance, and you’ll soon find your own unique way of getting there. Try these strategies to help you accept yourself:
- Allow for mistakes. Sometimes you may try too hard to be perfect, and this in itself is another mistake. Allow yourself to make mistakes because you’re a human being. You’ll make small mistakes and big mistakes in life, but it’s how you bounce back from them that’ll make all the difference.
- Live in the present. The reason you haven’t accepted yourself could be the fact that you’re living your life in the past. Maybe you’re unable to forgive yourself for something that has happened or a certain trait that you have. Getting over the past is an important step to build confidence, self-respect, and hope for the future.
- Avoid comparing yourself to others. Others have different skill sets and life experiences, which may make you envious. In these situations, come to terms with the fact that you don’t have what they have. However, on the bright side, there are many things that you do have that they don’t. Each and every person is unique. Be grateful for what makes you different from others, as this is part of your own inner beauty!
In the poem below, I reflect upon my way, as a highly sensitive person, to be who you are.
Who are you?
Where do you fit in this world?
We come in different colors, shapes, sizes, abilities, and aptitudes.
Some of us are able-bodied, and some of us are not.
Some of us have physical handicaps, and some of us are handicapped by our thinking.
Some of us have attitudes that will make us soar, whoever we are.
We all have choices.
We can choose to make our situations better or worse.
We are all dealt circumstances that we can and cannot control.
Don’t we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones, and our world to make the best out of what we got?
Why not make the best out of your lot?
For better or worse, you’re all you’ve got.
Appreciate yourself, highly sensitive or not. Learn, accept, and work with what you have. Make the best of your lot. Your lot…our lot… is a good one. Take advantage of it!
Do you appreciate yourself? Do you appreciate and make the most of your high sensitivity? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.
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