How to Accept Yourself

This isn’t going to be easy, but you can do it

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Look at Who You Have Been

To love who you are now — this version, Self: Present Model — to appreciate fully all you are and are not, all you have chosen, all you have to give, requires you to accept and appreciate the versions of self which have died to bring this You into being.

A Brief Review of My Past Self

There’s the version of me who thought pleasing and agreeing were requirements for connection, who wanted love so bad that she betrayed and disrespected and ignored herself in order to get it.

Now Say Goodbye and Thank You

Sometimes leaving a version of yourself behind isn’t a thing you do willingly but a thing that happens, without your knowledge or consent, and you have to catch up with yourself.

Believe Your Choices, Not Your Feelings

Accepting yourself does not depend on feeling good about yourself. Self-acceptance is a choice that you make over and over again. Your choices, over time, will teach you how to feel.

Look at the Things You Want to Avoid

How can you love and accept who you are now if you can’t love and accept who you have been?

Meet Yourself All Over Again

Accept Yourself All Over Again

You are learning to want what you want without needing approval.

Life is an experiment | All this and more: |☠️ Sweary☠️

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