It’s usually lumped in with just “love & accept yourself”. I know because I’m sure I’ve said something like that in the past.
But, I heard the term "self-acceptance" recently & it really pissed me off.
I don’t want you to “accept” yourself like you’re a piece of furniture with a ding on the corner.
It reminds me of when diversity training used to be called tolerance training*. WTAF?! Tolerating other humans should be reserved only for giant a-holes!! Diversity training is about inclusion & learning to appreciate the differences between each other.
Which brings me back to you...
I don’t want you to just accept yourself.
That feels like settling… "meh 🤷♀️ it’s good enough".
I’m standing on a soap box advocating for you to LOVE yourself.
If you believe what I said last week that you can only accept the amount of love from others
that you have for yourself then it is time to up your self love game.
It will change everything.
You will no longer tolerate other people’s BS!
You will advocate for yourself.
You will hold boundaries that will make your life SO much better.
Imagine walking into this holiday season in this backasswards year of 2020 with your boundaries in place and NOT beating yourself up. Game changer.
I know you think you can’t do it. I’m here to tell you that you can.