“Am I proud of myself and my life achievements?” “I want to be more successful but I don’t know how.” “Am I happy with where my life is heading?” Does this sound like you?
A friend of mine recently went through a divorce and said that for the first time in years she felt confident with her life decision, and with herself. She has taken up travelling, describing herself as, “Just a last minute girl navigating the world.”
A person’s marital status is of course their own business, but it’s not rocket science to know that to function successfully in life, we need to be happy.
Why Lack of Self-Acceptance is a Deal Breaker
1. Confidence is diminished
If we don’t accept who we are and our direction in life, chances are, our confidence will be lacking. This will negatively impact not only on our successes in life, but also on our emotional fitness.
2. Self-respect is diminished
Self-acceptance breeds self-respect. If we don’t respect and love ourselves for who we are, others will not either. Remember, “The world sees what you put out there, so hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance”.
3. Mojo is diminished
Our zest for life will be shot. We’ll be boring, non-adventurous, and fearful. Energy to embrace life is needed to live in the present (which is where our head space should always be). Without mojo, our energy to thrive will be non-existent.
To help with self-acceptance, and to get your mojo back, try meditation. Read about its benefits here.
How Self-Acceptance Leads to a Healthier, Happier, and More Successful Life.
If you are like me, you may constantly question the direction of your life and your level of happiness.
I used to have a lot of self-doubt. I had body image issues, I didn’t know where to settle down, or if I wanted to become a mum.
It felt like I was competing with others yet no one in specific. I knew I wanted change in my life, however, I didn’t know how to go about achieving it.
And then I fell pregnant.
Well fast forward to now and life is different. I feel happy and fortunate for how things have turned out. Don’t get me wrong, I am still a complete mess at times!
But since becoming a mum, (which hands down matured the living daylights out of me), I have a new found interest for nutrition and fitness, I love my body image, my new job and social life, and I don’t sweat the small stuff as much as I used to. I’m more balanced and feel like I’ve got my life together (finally!) …except of course on PMS days, “I could either burst into tears or kill you in the next 5 minutes. You have been warned.”
Here’s how self-acceptance has led me to a healthier, happier, and more successful life.
1.I’m grateful for what I have
I used to be caught up in the rat race of what other people were doing, and instead of appreciating what I had, I was always looking for something else, which would make me feel discontent.
2. I’m emotionally stronger
People don’t push me around like they used to. I’m tougher, more confident, and more aware of my surroundings. I don’t take nonsense from anyone…but I’m still a lovely person!
(If you’re wanting more information on improving your emotional strength, here is where you’ll feel empowered and energized to achieve.)
3. Achieving is rewarding
My journey towards success is far more satisfying because I am kinder to myself and appreciate the work I’ve put in.
4. My life pace has slowed
I’m not competing with anyone but myself these days. I feel like a weight has lifted off my shoulders and I can be more creative – the sky is my limit. I’m excited about my life path, and I’m empowered to take on the next life experience…so bring it!
5. Petty things don’t drain my attention like they used to
Nor do I get hung up on people’s words and actions. I’ve got a new perspective on life perhaps because I’m responsible for another human being now. I’m comfortable with myself, I’m not perfect, but I’m me.
I still don’t have it all figured out, but I’ll tell you what I know.
Self-acceptance plays an essential role in our success, happiness, and overall emotional well-being. As the quote goes,
“When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.”
So lets love ourselves unconditionally and start forging the lives we’re capable of living.
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- The Mad Hatter Approach to Success in Life
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