Self-acceptance is essential for our mental and emotional well-being, however, gaining results is an ongoing process. Self-acceptance means that you understand who you truly are. More specifically, being comfortable with your strengths and weaknesses while loving and accepting your uniqueness. If you are in need of a pick-me-up, this column is for you! Here are a few tips to help you move forward:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde
Be yourself Regardless of what we do, others will judge. Therefore, I believe it’s important to live your life on your terms and not someone else’s. Never discount your value. You are enough!
Let go of fear
“The key to change is to let go of fear.”
Challenge your thoughts with positive statements. To get started, take a moment to write positive words that define your being. Whenever you find yourself feeling anxious, take a moment to read, reflect and appreciate your worthiness.
Discover your superpowers
We all have special gifts, therefore, take time to uncover your talents and compliment yourself regularly. Relinquish your superpowers by getting involved in your community. Volunteer, apply for a part-time job or try a new extracurricular activity to learn more about yourself. Doing so will allow you to learn more about what you love.
In closing, I believe Ralph Waldo Emerson couldn’t have said it better with his quote, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Kimberly Whitfield is the owner of Kimberly Inspiring Beauty in Strength, a fitness instructor at Michigan State University and Trinity A.M.E. Church; a bodybuilder, and a public speaker. Visit her on the web at kwinspires.com for a list of her classes.