9 Steps to Self Acceptance
One of the keys to overcoming imposter syndrome and self-sabotage is self-acceptance. Self-acceptance is not always easy for people. Something that should be natural can be challenging because we’ve been thoroughly conditioned not to accept ourselves. To remain in a constant state of not being enough.
When you accept, love, and embrace who you are it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.
Here are 9 steps to self-acceptance:
1. Be Accountable And Positive
Radical accountability, own up to your mistakes but don’t allow your mistakes to define you.
Also admitting a fault shows strength. You are human, and everyone makes mistakes. It’s what you do with the lesson moving forward that matters.
2. Be Yourself
Consistently be yourself. Be authentic. Pursue activities that you love and that interest you for yourself. Don’t follow the crowd. Be proud of your individuality.
3. Use Positive Self Talk
Positive self-talk can help you have a better outlook on life. It can also have lasting positive health benefits, including improved well-being and a better quality of life. However, self-talk is a habit that takes practice.
The power of self-acceptance is immense. The power that you need is already inside you. Accept yourself as you are and embrace an authentic life filled with pursuing what is important to you.
4. Practice Self Care Weekly
Self-care isn’t just a facemask and pedicure. Self-care is any activity that we do to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. This means taking care of yourself so that you are healthy physically, and mentally. You are at your best so that you can work, interact with friends and family, and you can do all the things you need to and want to in a day. Yoga, writing, reading, hiking, exercise. Whatever feeds your body and soul.
5. Seek Your Own Approval
Stop seeking external validation. Do you for you. Stop giving energy to the approval or opinions of people that don’t deserve such a high ranking. Meaning, distant friends, acquaintances, social media followers, or even a boss do not define you. Define yourself and make yourself proud.
6. Your Opinion Counts
Your opinion matters. What you think matters. What you have to say or contribute is valuable, and valid.
7. Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Be patient with yourself. Know you are doing your best. Try and have a sense of humor about life and give yourself credit for your efforts.
8. Chase Your Dreams
Don’t limit your dreams or goals based on anyone. Believe in what you’re capable of and go after what you want.
9. Check-In With Yourself
Use self-awareness as you go about your day. Get in tune with your inner self. This can be tuning in to your feelings, physical sensations, your response to situations, your behavior, or your thoughts. Self-Awareness is getting locked into who you are, what you care about, your intuition, and more.