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
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7 Ways to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

7 Ways to Overcome Low Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem is not something that can be fixed in "10 Easy Steps" or after reading one life changing article. It is a process, but a process you can approach with fairly simple activities. In my previous post on self-esteem, I covered three activities. For today, I've collected seven more ideas on what you can do to overcome low self-esteem. Unsure if you have low self-esteem? This post may be able to answer that question. Self-Esteem Boosting Activities Journal Take time each day to write down any negative thoughts you have. Getting them
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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
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5 Steps Toward Self Acceptance

These are not only steps toward finding self acceptance, but will eventually become habits to help you keep it up.  The journey toward self acceptance is not just a long road, it is unending. Life isn't static. You are always changing, and so will your feelings about yourself. You will need to have habits in place to help yourself continue to find self acceptance. So, what are some steps you can take on this journey? I've come up with five to discuss with you today. 1) Forgive yourself Any past mistakes you
Self-Acceptance

The Fundamental Key to Happiness

The Fundamental Key to Happiness: Self-Acceptance
New year, new me. It seems like that is always the theme this time of year. There is always a push to be changing and fixing yourself. Bettering yourself is a wonderful idea, but I really feel it is better to approach it from a place of loving yourself and not hating yourself. So I feel it's better to work on self-acceptance first. Self-acceptance is your satisfaction or overall happiness with yourself. It has a broader reach than self-esteem. While self-esteem focuses more on the positives, and the value we