How to Accept Yourself and Your Life
How to Accept Yourself
One of the most difficult endeavor some people go through is to learn how to accept themselves and in turn how to become the people they are supposed to be and who they are meant to be.
In order to live our lives to the utmost fullest, we all must learn how to accept ourselves for who we are; we must accept our bodies, our minds, our personalities, our quirks, our flaws, and our intelligence. Once we can accept ourselves, we can be happy with our lives, and grow into the people we are meant to be and help others reach a new understanding and acceptance of themselves as well. Life is so much more fulfilling when we all learn how to not only accept each other, but accept ourselves as well.
The Lesson of Not Accepting Yourself
When you can not accept yourself in every (or any) aspect of your life depression will sink in and you will not be as happy as you should be. When you cannot accept yourself, you wallow in your own shit, stay in bed for long hours, and hate getting up and partaking in all of the things you would normally enjoy. When you cannot accept yourself, you hate the way you look in your skin and clothes, you hate the way you act and interact with and around others, you believe that you lack intelligence, and you just hate everything about yourself. This leads to an unhappy and unfulfilled life.
Learn Accept Yourself in Every Way
Learn how to Accept Your Body
Is it difficult for you to accept the body and skin that you live in? This is a semi-normal feeling. At some point in everyones life it can be difficult to enjoy and respect the skin that one was born into, but to have a happy life, you must accept your body, and love it. Accepting your body may not be the easiest task for you to learn, but it is possible. You must come to the realization that you were born with this body, and you must take care of it. Everything you consume will affect this body were you given; everything you consume will effect your weight, and your health, so you must take care of it and consume healthy food to maintain a weight that you are comfortable with. Exercise is also vital in learning how to accept your body. Once you begin to eat well and exercise, you will be able to see the results you desire as well as feel better, both body and mind. You do not have to be skinny to be able to accept your body, you just have to get to a point where you feel beautiful and comfortable in your own skin.
Learn to Accept Your Personality
It can be difficult to learn how to accept your individual personality, especially if other people consider you to be odd, weird, crazy, insecure, quiet, introverted, etc, but your individual and unique personality is what makes you, you. Your personality separates you from the herd and makes you stand out. Having a unique personality is not a weakness, but an incredible strength; never settle to become someone others desire you to be, become who you are supposed to be and who you believe you should become. You must come to a realization that your personality cannot be changed, you can suppress it to please others, but suppressing your personality takes a tremendous amount of work, dedication, and will only make you miserable. Never suppress your personality to please others, allow yourself to shine through the darkness of the others that surround you. Once you accept your personality and allow it to shine, you will become so much happier and more comfortable within yourself.
Learn to Accept Your Quirks and Flaws
Everyone has quirks that make them a little strange, and everyone has flaws that make them imperfect. Quirks and flaws are unavoidable, you have them, and you have to accept them, because as life goes on, more will surface. Your quirks are what make you cute, and your flaws are what make you human, learn to accept them because they more than likely are going to stay within you for life.
Learn to Accept Your Intelligence
Every person has a different level of intelligence; some people are book smart, while others are street smart, and some are both. Some people have common sense while others lack it. Some people can learn easily, while others have to work at it. Just because you have a different level of intelligence than others does not make you stupid or less of a person, it just makes you different, it gives you a different view of life, and a different perspective. Your intelligence is never set in stone, you are able to change your level of intelligence with hard work, education, new experiences, and observation.
Never Worry About What Others Think of You
To be able to accept yourself, you have to learn how to never worry about others perception of you. People are judgmental and will always have a perception of you that may be a little distorted, this is their issue, not yours. If some people do not like you or are mean toward you, avoid them in your life, surround yourself with people that accept you for everything that you are (and surround yourself with those who make you better than you ever though possible). Be yourself, and own your life, and you will become a happier person in the end.
Once you accept yourself, you can express yourself.
Life is all about making mistakes, learning lesson, accepting yourself, and growing older and wiser. Accept yourself, express yourself, and ignore those who do not like you for everything that you are.
© 2013 Jami Johnson