This is a quick overview of what I’ve covered for wellness Wednesday over the past month. I’ve been discussing acceptance in all forms. Acceptance of Change, Accepting Yourself, and Accepting What Is. I’ve mentioned earlier in the month that in the new year I wanted to focus on one topic for my wellness Wednesday post in hopes that it would help anyone who was struggling in any of the areas that I chose to focus on for the month. For acceptance, I discussed how accepting areas such as self can be challenging for some of us, especially if we are criticized by others or, simply because there are certain aspect about our lives that we struggle with accepting. This is our final week on this topic, and instead of covering one particular topic, I want to use this post as a comprehensive guide, especially if this is your first time seeing the series. I decided to create the above infographic which sums up everything that I’ve covered all month.
If you missed the series, you can read about each of them below:
- TOOLS WE CAN USE FOR SELF-ACCEPTANCE–When I think of self-acceptance, I think about being less critical and more loving of myself just as I am. Even if they’re things I wish I could change. I try to focus on appreciating what I have now, while knowing that I have the ability to make changes if I want things to be better. But I know that’s not always easy especially if your voice is not the only voice that’s criticizing you (e.g. family and friends). Accepting ourselves definitely takes practice, we all know this.
- HOW TO ACCEPT WHAT IS–Accepting what is, what does that mean? Accepting what is, is essentially surrendering to the outcome you received instead of emotionally retaliating because you didn’t get the outcome you expected. When you accept what is, you make room to grow as a person, you become more flexible, and you open yourself to other opportunities. Accepting what is, is not a sign of settling, (even if it feels like it), there’s always a lesson there. Things will never always work out the way we want it to. And as DIFFICULT as it may be, we have to accept that.
- SUCCESSFULLY ACCEPT CHANGE–Change really is inevitable and it can be a great thing. It occurs in all areas of our lives and each change has its own unique benefits. For example, change at work allows us to enhance our skills, and it can lead to exciting opportunities in, or outside our current work environment. Changes in our lives further reminds us that the world is not black and white, it’s multi-dimensional and multi-facet, so sticking with the same thing or routine over and over can cause us to get stuck and left behind.
- GET THE FULL INFOGRAPHIC–Acceptance is about being less critical and more loving of yourself just as you are. Even if they’re things you wish you could change. It’s essentially surrendering to the outcome you received instead of emotionally retaliating because you didn’t get the outcome you expected. Accpetance plays a major role in our emotional self-care.
I hope that my focus for the month has encouraged you to make changes but most importantly, I hope it encourages you to love yourself. Some of us don’t like ourselves let alone love ourselves. We let the opinions of others affect us to the point were we don’t see love within in ourselves and we don’t think we are worthy of it from us, or from others so we put up walls and we set unhealthy boundaries to push people away. I hope you find answers in the tools I’ve provided in this post. Change won’t occur over night but what’s most important is that you start somewhere so why not start here, today.
Also, if you’re interested in another tool that will help you with self-love, my Newsletter and Self-Care Accountability Worksheets is now available. The worksheets will act as a supplement to my daily self-care challenges. The purpose is to help you stay on track with your daily self-care routines. If you’re interested in receiving these items weekly, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The self-care worksheets are FREE but will only be available to my Newsletter subscribers. I will NOT spam you, I will only email once per week.
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