Let me tell me my secret LIFE HACK.
So I was talking to this amazing friend of mine, who is a life coach. This person is inspirational. She has been through so much in life, yet she is so much at peace. She told me this few years back and trust me since then my outlook towards myself has changed. I adapted her advice as a thumb rule of life. It has changed my life and my relationship with others as well. Let me share the same wisdom with you.
Acceptance towards yourself
The moment you learn to make peace with your imperfections, YOU learn to make peace with who you are, YOU accept yourself the way you are. Life becomes less complicated. For instance, I was having a deep life conversation with my friend the other day. She was being bothered by her own habits and the way people are around her. I explained her to have acceptance towards herself and the people around her.
Why Acceptance Is Important !!
First step towards a peaceful and happy life is accepting yourself the way you are. Let’s understand this, YOU ARE UNIQUE. No, I am saying this to flatter you it is proven scientifically as well. That every human being is different. So, instead of finding flaws in yourself, accept yourself the way you are. It is unfair on your part to find flaws in yourself cause you will never be happy with yourself. Don’t expect others to praise you while you keep finding flaws in yourself. Make peace with your IMPERFECTIONS. We make life so much more complicated than it is.
By not accepting yourself you hamper your own confidence. Since you see flaws in yourself, you may feel that even others find those flaws. Whereas in reality others may not even notice them. This thinking in itself is self-destructive. You don’t need validation from this world, all you need is your own acceptance.
Start Today : accept yourself today
Lets start today, don’t wait for another day. Drop everything that you are doing right now and repeat after me. I love myself the way I am. I love myself with all my imperfections. I accept and love the way I am. This is not a one day job. Since you may have hammered your inner confidence by years of self criticism. You must accept yourself and be kind towards yourself everyday. Do this till it becomes your nature to love yourself the way you are.
Always remember – You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.
- Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.
- Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.
- Stop underestimating yourself.
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.