The Gift of Self-Acceptance

One of the most important things I learned during my journey of self-discovery and healing was to accept myself. Somewhere along the journey of my life, I started to see the flaws in myself and that was all I was able to see. From looking in the mirror to looking within, all I saw was what was wrong.


Learning to accept myself was one of the best gifts I could ever give myself. It wasn’t something that happened over night but something I learned to do over time. I learned the difference between wanting to change and wanting to grow. I began to value the things that made me different and set me apart. I stopped focusing on things that made me feel like I wasn’t good enough and focused on my strengths. Once I grew my sense of self-worth I was able to strengthen the areas I hadn’t been confident enough to work on. This empowered me to connect with myself like never before. 

Have you started your journey of self-acceptance? What have you learned to value about yourself? I’d love to celebrate with you in the comments.

Sending you lots of love! ❤

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17 Replies to “The Gift of Self-Acceptance”

    1. Yes!! I’ve found that my inner self has been able to not only accept but appreciate my outer self by doing the inner work. Wishing you all that you need to support you with your inner work ❤


  1. I think there’s a tendency for people to misinterpret it when someone says they have accepted our flaws. Because some might take this as being resigned to who we are, when that’s not it. Not at all. Accepting your flaws, I mean truly looking in the mirror and saying “Hey! This is who I am and it ain’t anywhere close to perfect but it’s me!” is only the first step. From there, it takes patience and love and dedication to yourself in order to grow. Change? Perhaps, but I think growth is the value here. To change who I am was never an objective. To grow and to learn from WHO I am, that was my goal.

    Reflection has led me into some MAJOR ruts, but on the other side, I know it was worth it.

    This is a great post. Thank you for it!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it and that it allowed you to voice your experience. There is a difference between change and growth. Both can be uncomfortable but growth allows us to reach those things we want.

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  2. Hi Niki,
    I agree. I have to like the person I see in the mirror. At the same time, I believe in self-improvement if I see a flaw in myself.
    I met you at the Big Up Your Blog group. You said you wanted to discover new blogs. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging tips. That’s what I write about. I also host giveaways and hold blog parties.

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    1. Agreed! A big realization for me was the difference between wanting to change who I was versus grow. Thanks for stopping by Janice, I’m a follower of your blog. I’ve connected with you through my personal blog, I’m working on growing my business blog now ❤

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