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Self-acceptance. You are uniquely you.

Self-acceptance – you are who you are and although there are changes you can make, overall, this is you. I work with many clients and last week the common theme was “I’m not good enough”, “I’m not enough”, “I can’t be happy until I have this or until I do that”, “lose weight”, “get a university degree”, etc. There was a strong sense of not accepting themselves, Not being happy with who they are.

Many people are going through their lives suffering because they can’t be happy with themselves. They can’t make peace with themselves just as they are. So while they are waiting for the changes to take place, some of these changes will never happen, they are suffering in their unhappiness.

How about taking the time to accept yourself right here and now. To be a good friend to yourself. We can all be bad friends to ourselves but how about being a good friend? It’s so important to find the good in you and the fun in you.

Life is short and bad things happen every day in this world. We don’t know how long we have on this planet. So why spend it worrying or putting yourself down? So embrace the days and embrace yourself. Look in the mirror and say “you are good enough just as you are.” and then on the back of that if you want to change things, change them. But don’t wait until…… do it now.

This is your life, your story, your book.

Jodechi Morton CBT and Life Coaching