Do you accept yourself for who you are, or do you struggle to feel comfortable in your own skin? Do you find yourself often trying to be someone else?
Feeling comfortable and accepting yourself is important to your mental health, self-esteem, and leading a fulfilling life. Let’s take a look at how you can achieve these feelings.
Your first step is to ask yourself a couple of questions:
Who is the person that you want to become? Describe this person in detail.
What are the things that you really care about? What are you values?
Is there anything or anyone who you may lose if you start to live the life you truly want?
Write your answers out in detail. This way you have a full description of the person you want to become and why.
NOBODY IS PERFECT
During this journey you also need to understand and accept that nobody is perfect. Every person has faults, and you have to learn to live with them. You are now ready to begin living your life the way you want to, and the way you deserve to.
Learning how to love yourself is something that you must learn to accomplish. You may have parts of you that you are extremely happy with, and then those that you dislike. You have to stop hating that portion and work on improving the way you view these things. If you have habits that can be changed then do just this. If you just have quirks, then these are part of your personality. They identify what is unique about you, as a person. You need to accept and love your quirks!
Every day you want to focus on how you can do things that showcase the person you really are. If you want to speak out about something, then do so. Don’t stay quiet just because your friends or family may not approve. Always try to stay true to yourself as much as possible.
Before going to bed each night ask yourself if you were the best person that you could possibly be. Did you make the right choices or did you let fear keep you hiding in the shadows?
This entire journey of accepting yourself will take time, and yes, it may not always be easy. Just remember that you are doing this for yourself and for your family. By becoming the person you really want to be, you will be happier and this will reflect on your entire family.
“WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING, LOVE YOURSELF FOR DOING IT. WHATEVER YOU ARE FEELING, LOVE YOURSELF FOR FEELING IT.” – THADDEUS GOLAS