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On Self-Acceptance...

On Self-Acceptance...

In my thirties I've spent so much time validating my feelings and my choices.  I've had periods of sleeplessness that have lasted for days all because I'm up going over and over and over something in my head.  Maybe it's some professional move I'm contemplating or some relationship that shifted.  Whatever it has been, I'm the first to admit that I've spent far too many of my good minutes and hours on this earth worried about things or people I can't change and that aren't relevant.  There's a term for this ailment: lack of self-acceptance.  That's what my therapist says anyway.  

I've worked really hard to accept myself but sometimes I fail at that.  But as someone that tends to obsess a little too much about what people think or even whether I've met my own expectations or myself (or worse - others' expectations of me), I've forced myself to root myself in something that is true.  That truth hit me like a ton of bricks last weekend when I woke up in the middle of the night and just said out loud - "you are OK." For no particular reason at all, just because it's the first thing that came to mind.  It's funny that these three simple words are ones that not enough of ussay to ourselves or actually believe about ourselves.  But it's true.  

Regardless of the crap people or crap experiences or crap challenges that we might otherwise allow to define our worth - isn't it better to just affirm yourself with these words - YOU ARE OK?  I think so...

Check out this article on how accepting your flaws is the best way to achieve self-acceptance.

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