2Accept Yourself

No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.

Robert Holden

Self-care starts with the acknowledgement that you're worth taking care of. Self-acceptance is related to self-esteem. But where self-esteem is concerned with how well you regard yourself, self-acceptance acknowledges and accepts the less positive, less ‘esteem-able’ parts; self-acceptance acknowledges and accepts your failings and foibles and doesn't let your shortcomings define you or undermine your true worth.

Can you accept and approve of yourself despite any failings or foibles, limitations or weaknesses? Yes. You can.

But why might you, like so many of us, think negatively about yourself and your abilities? There are a number ...

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