The “M” Word | Ep.1: Self-Acceptance !

Updated: Jan 19

Happy Monday Everyone,

As we are approaching Week 3 of this year, I wanted to start with a word that is very personal to me:

Acceptance!

Known as the act of accepting something, someone or better yet “yourself”.

Often, we find it so hard to accept ourselves and most of the times this rebuff of not being able to accept our person is what makes it impossible for us to accept others.


What does “Accepting Yourself” really mean?.

It simply means that you recognize & acknowledge ALL of yourself - the goods and what needs to be improved.

Self-acceptance is perhaps the best gift you can give yourself.

Accepting yourself does not require the approval or opinion of others; it starts with one person and that person is YOU.


“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person that you are” - Marilyn Monroe

when it comes to boosting self-acceptance, self-love, and self-compassion, there is no better time than the present.


The influence of social media nowadays makes it impossible for some of us to love and value ourselves.

Growing up, I always struggled with how I looked; I would get mad at myself for things I had absolutely NO control over. For example, I never liked my curls when I was younger and definitely not wiser; I wanted my hair to look like the white girls in the movies “long and straight”.

Who didn’t, honestly? If you didn’t, well I salute you because I know I did…

Learning to be OK with all the pieces of you can be hard, but with time and practice, you can learn self-acceptance. While there are always ways to improve and better ourselves, in the end, we are who we are. “Learning to accept yourself for who you are can bring peace and calm to your life”.


- So here are a few tips on how you could practice “Self-acceptance“:

  1. Forgive yourself.

  2. Make self-compassion a habit in your life.

  3. Use present moment awareness and mindfulness.

  4. Acknowledge and love your abilities.

  5. Ignore your inner critic.

  6. Connect with loved ones who appreciate you.

  7. Move on from disappointments.

  8. Gain perspective on your limitations. ( source: psychcentral )

With that being said, I won’t keep you any longer. I hope that I was able to help some of you by sharing this & see you soon for another Episode of The “M” Word by yours truly.

P.S: If you’d like to share some of the stuff you have a hard time accepting about yourself, feel free to reach out to me or leave a comment & I’ll get back to you…



Smooches,

MADEINAYITI.

IG : @madeinayitiofficial



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