Self Acceptance and Society/Fat Acceptance
Self acceptance is loving and appreciating yourself even if there are things you'd eventually like to change. Fat acceptance or society acceptance is getting society as a whole to accept that we have the same rights as everyone else and to reduce prejudice within the community.
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Self-acceptance is important for your self-esteem and wellbeing
A study states that the higher a person's self-acceptance, the higher is her self esteem. It is your willingness to love yourself and your body for all the limitations. You can never become perfect and therefore have to stop being self-critical.
Tips to develop self acceptance.
- Refuse to measure yourself to people's expectations.
- Take care of yourself and do not wait for others to do so.
- Allow yourself to listen to other people's opinions and objections without holding grudges and learn to develop tolerance.
- Accept compliments from others and trust that they are true.
- Find the good and attractive parts of you. Reassure yourself that you are OK. Focus on the positive about you.
- Compliment yourself for the task you have accomplished or allow yourself to accept your mistakes and shortcomings.
- See yourself as a whole person, a gift and of value to yourself, in the eyes of others and in the eyes of God.
There are parts of you that you can change and work on improving. However, stress occurs when you focus on the parts that you think are unattractive to others.
You become attractive when you portray a remarkable personality, honest in your dealings and show other positive characteristics.
Self-criticism and picking yourself apart is only going to make you uncomfortable and pulls you away from happiness and a sense of wellbeing.
When you learn to feel compassionate toward yourself, you are letting go of wanting to get approval from others. Your willingness to admit and not evade what you think, feel and desire allow you to release your judgments and commit more on your personal growth and self actualization.
If you have made a mistake, accept and come to terms with the feelings, thoughts and acts and then let them go. Start all over and confront your uncertainty by reacting positively and fearlessly. You are not your mistakes. Learn to interpret yourself differently.
Your self-esteem and personal growth improves when you give yourself permission to embrace yourself for your weakness. You can start today in acknowledging your limitations in knowledge and skills and work on areas that allow you to find the solutions to enhance your strengths.
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