Quote About Accepting Yourself
The majority of us struggle, regularly, with our self-esteem. Whether it’s our body, our mind, our age… or all three!… we tend to beat ourselves up over our perceived shortcomings and imagined imperfections more than anyone else would even dream of. If you stop to think about it, that’s madness, isn’t it!?! Wouldn’t it be far better (and healthier) to build ourselves up rather than tear ourselves down by inflicting harm on our psyches?
Like all positive change, it takes effort and commitment. Not only do you have to STOP focusing on things you don’t like, you have to make peace with them. THEN… you have to commit to keeping the positivity going. In time, it will become as natural as smiling when you see a kitten. September is National Self-Care Awareness Month and I applaud the timing. As we’ve all been focusing so much on negativity due to the pandemic, we need to flip the switch and start focusing more on positivity and on things we can control – us!
I’d love to point you in the direction of a wonderful compilation of 40 encouraging self-love quotes to help remind you of the importance of being kind to your body and mind. While I love all of the quotes… and have written most of them down!… my favorite is below.
“And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.’”~ Nayyirah Waheed, Poet