Self-Acceptance and Happiness

happiness self-esteem Apr 01, 2018

Self-acceptance is a true feeling of happiness about who you are.  It doesn't mean you think you’re perfect, it means you accept yourself, knowing you have strengths and weakness, just like everyone else. Self-acceptance means you can get back up when you fall down; you can laugh at yourself; you can see your uniqueness for both both the good and the not so good; you recognize your talents and are proud of what you’re good at; you can make mistakes without feeling worthless, hopeless or deeply sad; you see your mistakes as part of life; you know you’re still a good person even if you’re not perfect; and when you look in the mirror you truly like the person that you see! Having a sense of self-acceptance is an important component of happiness, so if you're not there yet, there's steps you can take to get there. 

I believe that very person deserves to look in the mirror and like who they see! There are so many effective ways to boost your self-esteem. Here are some ideas to get you started right away. Pick two and commit to doing them and see how things change for the better:

  • daily affirmations
  • surround yourself with people who care about and appreciate you
  • get away from toxic relationships
  • pursue a career you feel good about
  • help others
  • exercising and take good care of yourself
  • read books on building self-esteem
  • make a list of your accomplishments.  

If your self-esteem is really struggling, it’s likely holding you back in your personal and professional life, and generally bringing you down. Don't let low self-esteem take away another minute of joy. 

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