Self-Acceptance, Self-Care

Challenging Myself (and You) to Not Give a Shit

Challenging Myself and you to not give a shit
A recent goal in my life has been to "not give a shit" what other people think. In many ways this is easy for me, but there are still some areas this doesn't come natural.I was very caught up in rules as a child, but as an adult I don't do well with being told what to do, or even more so, what not to do. I know what I want done, and I don't really care if anyone else approves. Don't get me wrong, if the rules are
Self-Acceptance, Journal

Journal Prompts for Self-Acceptance

Journal Prompts for Self-Acceptance
Sometimes you know exactly what you want to write in your journal, and sometimes you need a little help to get going. Journal prompts come in handy for times like that. In this post I've got 11 journal prompts for you to use when working on self-acceptance. What are my strengths? What are my values? If I wasn't afraid, I would _____. What does my inner critic tell me? How am I wrong? 10 things that cheer me up are ... If I could tell my past self anything,
Self-Acceptance

Celebrate Your Strengths To Boost Your Self-Esteem

It is easy to be critical of yourself when you are struggling with self-worth. If asked, you likely can list your shortcomings effortlessly, but I bet if I asked you to name your strengths you would have a tougher time. Being able to not only name, but also celebrate your strengths is a very important step for improving your self-acceptance and self-esteem. Focusing on the positive can help to literally retrain your brain. It becomes easier to bring the positives to mind, and replace the criticisms that usually are the
Self-Love

12 Signs You Have Low Self-Esteem

12 Signs of Low Self-Esteem
I was all set to write about self-confidence. Then I got into the definitions, and realized self-esteem was actually what I had in mind. Self-confidence: a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment. Self-esteem: confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect. See, I want to talk about self-esteem. I want you to know deep down that you are worthy of love and respect. Since self-esteem develops over time, it isn't something you can just read a multi-step list or "one mega secret" article about and fix. Self-esteem is a
Anxiety, Depression, Quotes, Self-Acceptance

How Can I Find Self-Acceptance With Chronic or Mental Illness?

I've previously been covering self-acceptance from a very general direction. I want to focus in a little more now. Personally, I have found self-acceptance extra hard due to my chronic illnesses and mental illnesses. It only makes sense that other people have the same problems, so I want to share my thoughts and solutions. Accepting Limits One struggle I have is accepting my limits. Whether you compare yourself to what society expects, or to what you could do "before", it is hard to accept that you can't just do whatever you
Body Positivity, Self-Acceptance, Self-Love

What The Heck Is Body Acceptance, And Why Do I Need It?

What The Heck Is Body Acceptance, And Why Do I Need It?
A popular "buzzword" lately has been "body positivity". Not everyone feels ready to have positive thoughts toward their body. In that case, it may be easier to try for body acceptance. What is body acceptance? Simply put, body acceptance is just accepting your body as it is with no judgement. It is a step toward body positivity and loving yourself without requiring any change. Another way to look at it is body neutrality. This article covers it well. Just not hating their body can be a huge step for some people. I've talked before
Self-Acceptance, Self-Love

Selfies: More To Them Than You Think

Did You Know There Is More Value To Selfies Than Many People Think?
You see people all over social media decrying the value of selfies. Claims of them being a symptom of narcissism, a sign of self involvement, or being a self indulgence are prevalent.  But are they? What is a selfie? From the Oxford Dictionary, a selfie is, "A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media." So, all it is, is a picture you took of yourself. Seems pretty harmless, right? Maybe it's the purpose of a selfie that people find
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care

Resource Roundup: Over 25 Amazing Sources on Self-Acceptance and More

25 Resources for Self-Acceptance
I've been told by my friends that I have awesome "Google-Fu" skills. Maybe that's why I love looking up things, or maybe I have great skills because I love the search. Either way, I spend a lot of time searching either Google or, more likely, Pinterest, for any and everything I'm interested in learning about. You can check out my Pinterest account for all of my finds, but I thought I'd round up some of my favorite, most useful pins here. [lwptoc]   Self-Acceptance First, if you are new here, you might want
Self-Acceptance

4 More Steps Toward The Self-Acceptance You Are Seeking

Previously, I wrote a post listing out five steps one could take toward finding self-acceptance. They are just five that I chose out of a whole list, nothing special about them. I've picked four more to focus on for today's post. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="236"] Live less out of habit, and more out of intent.[/caption] Set Your Intention First off is to set your intention to live a life of self-acceptance. An intention is a guiding principle for your life. It isn't the same as a goal, because there is no expectation
Self-Acceptance

Why is Self-Acceptance So Vital to Our Happiness?

Without self-acceptance, we are plagued with low self-esteem, guilt, anxiety, internal judgment, criticism and even possible depression. What is it about self-acceptance that makes such a difference? Let’s delve in and see. Self-acceptance interrupts the negative When we embrace self-acceptance, we stop judging ourselves. Our self-criticisms and negative talk stop. A daily regime of negative talk, judgment, criticism, etc. gets internalized to the point that we believe all of it and think we aren’t capable of more. Instead of seeing moments of weakness, we believe we are weak. Instead of recognizing