Accepting yourself is a big step, but it is the most important one of your life.
Affirmations are part of accepting yourself. Go through your day and say “I accept myself” over and over again. Keep saying it no matter how uncomfortable it makes you feel. Eventually, it will start to break through and you will understand that you need to accept yourself.
I encourage you to try writing what I call a “Self-Accepting Promise.” Write down all the things you need to start to believe about yourself. If you cannot think of anything, take all of the negative things you say about yourself and reverse them. For example, change “I will never find a good partner” to “I deserve a loving relationship.” Here is my Self-Accepting Promise to myself:
I love myself and that helps melove those in my life and those who come into my life
I will accept myself for all that I am and all that I am not.
I am beautiful, loving and kind.
I will not place judgment on myself or others.
My life is a contribution to the world.
Without me the world would not be the same
I will never force love from another.
I am worthy of all relationships that honor me.
For, I am a woman of grace, dignity, courage and joy.
I am a reflection of life itself.
I respect myself and I respect others.
I love myself and so others love me.
I honor myself and so others honor me.
There is no other me ever.
I am compassion for myself and so others are compassionate with me.
I promise myself that I will always speak my truth with love.
I will be forgiving when I have forgotten who I am.
I will be compassion.
I am power, success creative and abundance.
I am fully provided for.
I have fear but fear does not have me.
What is your self accepting promise? I invite you to share your own affirmations.
Live Life Your Way,
Noreen Sumpter Life Coach