What is self-acceptance?
What does it mean to accept yourself?
Self-acceptance has to do with how a person identifies, evaluates, and accepts his or her self. High levels of self-acceptance means that one accepts themselves with their virtues and flows, successes and failures.
Usually, it’s easy to accept the good in ourselves and all of our accomplishments, but what about the bad? When it comes to our imperfect side, we develop an overwhelming sense of judgement and rejection. If you are unreasonably hard on yourself or you keep judging your failures and weaknesses, finding it challenging to get over those imperfections, you may be lacking in self-acceptance and experiencing low levels of self-esteem. Self-acceptance includes heightened awareness of both the positive and negative traits that you have.
However, developing self-acceptance is not easy; it can be challenging. By following the below strategies you can make self-acceptance part of your year-round self-care routine.