Posts tagged Self-Acceptance
Benefits of Unconditionally Accepting Yourself

Close your eyes and think about yourself for just a moment…head to toe, inside and out.

Do you accept yourself 100% as you are right now?

Or, do you feel you’d accept and love yourself more if you could justttt….lose those last 5 pounds, say ‘no’ more often, be a better wife/mom/daughter/friend/boss/employee/etc.?

It's typical for women to be hard on themselves and be their own worst critic.  But, the result of that overly harsh inner monologue is that those thoughts impact your sense of self-worth.

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Why Perfectionism Isn't Worth It

Every day, no matter where you turn or look, you’re bombarded with ‘perfectionism’.  While the rise of social media has certainly played into this, this battle with perfectionism has existed long before the introduction of Facebook, Instagram, and other forms of social sharing.  

From the dawn of time, people have attempted to portray a life to be envied by others…a perfect life.

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The 3 Behaviors Making us Hate Ourselves

We live in a world where Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and every other social media app dictate how we should live our lives.  We absently scroll through our feeds without much thought, yet we take in all those images and silently start to judge ourselves.

“How is her life so perfect when I can barely comb my hair some mornings?”

“She’s so lucky, her husband bought her a gift for no reason and clearly adores her.  Mine can’t even be bothered to ask me how my day was…”

“At any given moment, I feel like I’m going to lose my sh*t, yet she’s skipping through the park with ice cream wearing WHITE pants looking perfect.  My life is so unfair.”

Sound familiar?

We spend WAY too much time comparing our lives with that of others (it's so easy with everyone living in glass houses because of social media) and inevitably we come up short.

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Stop Being So Hard on Yourself

Some of us take pride in being hard on ourselves.  It’s what drives us forward.  We push ahead because we bully, *ahem* I mean motivate, ourselves into doing more, being more, and never giving up.

Some of us take pride in being hard on ourselves.  It’s what drives us forward.  We push ahead because we bully, *ahem* I mean motivate, ourselves into doing more, being more, and never giving up.

Or, we might just beat ourselves up because we make a simple mistake and we’re embarrassed or frustrated with ourselves.

Here’s the thing…YOU ARE HUMAN.

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Why You Need to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Comparing ourselves to others…we know we shouldn’t, but sometimes, we just can’t help ourselves.  It’s so commonplace, we even have a cliche for it ‘keeping up with the Jones’.  While it’s always been part of our human tendency, with the growth of social media over the past decade, I’d say it’s at an all time high.

And it really needs to stop.

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