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Tips On Self-Acceptance

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our first topic is focused on « Self Love. » Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Together we have struggled with self-acceptance, however we know we are on an eternal journey towards finding our true self; peeling away layers of the onion of self. Self-acceptance comes hand in hand with self-love and here are some tips to help you on your journey towards fully accepting yourself, the beautiful soul that you are.

Self-acceptance is:

-The conscious awareness of your weaknesses and strengths
-Fully accepting who you are without conditions
-The recognition of your talents, capabilities, and worth
-The feeling of satisfaction with your self, regardless of past choices.

Benefits of self-acceptance:

-Positive mood regulation
– A decrease in depressive feelings and the desire to be approved by others, fear of failure, and self-critique
-Positive emotions, sense of freedom, self-worth, autonomy, and self-esteem

Tips:

Speak to your higher self. The inner voice that has compassion, empathy, and love, to others, and to yourself.

Be kind to yourself. Cultivate self-compassion, in not judging yourself, or over-identifying with self-defeating thoughts or behaviour. Make your inner voice your best friend.

Believe in yourself. The path to self-acceptance can be rough, it’s not all sunshine and roses. There will be times that current external circumstances, past experiences, and our programming make it hard or impossible to accept ourselves. Always believe in you!

Forgive yourself. Let go of past regrets and experiences. They are all lessons not mistakes, move on once you have sought the gift from your pain. We do the best with the knowledge we have in a given moment. Forgive yourself.

Celebrate your strengths. And accept your weaknesses or shadow self. Ask yourself some questions. What areas of work do you excel at? What are your unique talents? Making a list of your strengths and past achievements and re-reading them when you are having an off or tough moment is a beautiful way to practise self-acceptance.

Create a network of a support system. Surround yourself with people that accept you how you are, for who you are, have your best interests at heart and believe in you – and avoid those that don’t. Yes, quality and strong relationships are a key to happiness and acceptance of self. You boost eachother.

We’ll leave you with these:

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Accept yourself, love yourself and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

Let us know how you are learning to find self-acceptance within yourself below, we hope these tips help.

How To Silence The Inner Critic

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our first topic is focused on « Self Love. » Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

The inner critic is the private conversations you have with yourself which can be either a powerful stepping stone or a major obstacle to reaching your goals.

Here are some tips to aid you in silencing your inner critic:

Stop the comparison between yourself and others. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “comparison is the thief of joy.” Try avoiding the desire to scroll endlessly through social media platforms and comparing your life to that of others. Remember, people mostly tend to show and project the positive images of their lives – you never really know how people are really feeling behind the facade. We all have issues, don’t worry.

● Stop ruminating. When you make a mistake or you’ve had a rough day, you may be tempted to re-play like a movie the events over and over in your head. But, repeatedly reminding yourself of that questionable thing you said will only contribute to you feeling worse and it won’t solve the problem. Clear your mind with meditation and drop it.

Develop conscious awareness of your thoughts. Pay attention to what you’re thinking or ruminating about and realize that just because you think something, it doesn’t mean it’s true at all. Our thoughts are often over exaggerated and biased. Be aware of your own mind’s contents.

Be your own best friend. You’d probably offer a friend compassionate words of encouragement like, “You made a mistake but it’s not the end of the world.” Treat yourself equally as kind as you’d treat a friend and apply those words of encouragement to your life.

Practice Self-compassion. Life is not perfect and nor are we. Just accept that. Growing into that mindset you can then begin to embrace your quirks, move past self-judgment, and let go of your self-critic. You are beautiful just as you are.

Start a daily self-gratitude journaling habit. Write in your journal five things you are grateful for each day and remember the blessings in your life. Focus on what you want in your life.

We’ll l leave you for now with these to ponder:

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”—Dalai Lama

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” ~William Shakespeare

We hope this helps sooth your mind and adds some tools into your tool kit for silencing your inner critic and making room for self-love. Let us know how you silence your inner critic below!

How To Enter The New Year Calmly

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our first topic is focused on « Self Love. » Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

What a year 2020 has been full of transformations, confusion and a shift in consciousness!

To welcome in the 2021 New Year calmly here are some suggestions to contemplate:

Reflection. Take some time to reflect on the past year. What has changed within you? What has entered or left your life? What can you work on within yourself? What are you proud of?

Intention. What is your intention for the year ahead? What are you focusing on? Set your intention for the year ahead. I will have a year full of opportunities, love and new experiences for my soul.

Surrender. When we surrender we sync with the flow of life and let go of resistance. This will make you feel more at ease and relaxed. You can’t control everything but you can control who you want and decide to be for the year ahead.

Embrace. Welcome new friends, experiences and possibilities this new year. Be open to all that is coming to you. Everything is a blessing in disguise.

Get Creative. Make some plans for 2021 such as projects that you have always wanted to start; You then have some things in your life to look forward to. What have you been meaning to do all your life that you can start now?

Family and Friends. Spend some time with people who you love and who love you. Make sure you are surrounding yourself with high vibrations and positive energy to boost you into the new year.

Hope. Keep the hope, things will change and this too shall pass. Change is the only constant in this universe.
You are loved. Know that you are loved beyond your comprehension by the intelligence of this universe.

As we leave 2020 behind here are some quotes for us to ponder:

“We will open the book. It’s pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce

“What the new year brings to you will depend on a great deal what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley

Based on the above, how will you decide to enter the new year calmly?