Accept who you are.
It’s easy to say but hard to do. Living in a society that is well informed and competitive has increased the peer pressure making people behave differently from who they are. The influence can come from the TV, advertisements, magazines, friends or even family. Despite all of this, you still need to try your best in accepting your true identity. It’s going to be a tough journey, but it’ll be worth it. Here are 4 methods on how to accept yourself and be genuinely happy.
Comparing your strengths and accomplishments in life seems like one of the ways for you to determine your success. If you are doing better than others, you consider yourself successful. If not, you’ll be pressured and focus on self-improving. However, this method is wrong. To accept yourself you must love yourself. It’s all about you and what matters is your progress in life, not others. Hence, stop letting others’ life define yours.
With people posting their “perfect” life online, it’s easy to feel dissatisfied with who you are and what you have in life. Their accomplishments might be your goals, but it can also damage your self-confidence and make you feel shitty about yourself. So, stop doing it before you fall deep into this trap. To be genuinely happy with whom you are, you need to accept your whole self. Embrace all your strengths and weaknesses.
You are in control
No matter how much power an external factor can influence people, the self-actualized remain unaffected. It’s because they recognize who they are and can adapt to changes. They are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and can make some adjustments they need to make. Believe that you have the power to make your life better. You are the pilot of your own life.
Never stop growing
People who self-actualize knew that their journey is never over. To be self-actualized means to comprehend that you should never stop growing as a person and learning as a professional. They believed that there is no such thing as a finished product or perfection.