As humans, we are constantly changing. We're probably not the same person we were a year ago. As circumstances change, we do too. It's so important to accept who we are at every stage of this change that life brings us because, at the end of the day, you have to live with yourself.
1. Write down how you see yourselfGiphy
Acknowledge your own perception of yourself because it doesn't matter how amazing other people think you are if you don't see that. However you feel about yourself, physically and mentally, write it down.
2. Focus on the positivesGiphy
Write everything you do like about yourself and make that the center of how you see yourself. This automatically improves your confidence and self-image.
3. Silence the toxic critical voice inside your headGiphy
That's not saying you shouldn't see when you're doing something out of line, but there's no need to torment yourself over it. There are also some things you can't change about yourself and that's perfectly okay. You don't need that voice criticizing you about that. Treat yourself the way you would treat your best friend. With honesty, but not in a way that would destroy them.
4. Realize your feelings are validGiphy
You're your own person with individual emotions. There is no correct emotion for any situation. However you feel at any time is perfectly okay.
5. Surround yourself with supportive people that also accept youGiphy
You tend to become like the people with you are with the most so if they aren't good for your well-being, you will pick that up. Like I mentioned before, you have to live with yourself for the rest of your life so why would you want to become someone not good for yourself?
Every day is a new opportunity to love and accept yourself. Change is inevitable and you'll be by your side every step of the way.