Accept Everything About Yourself

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Self-acceptance is self-love. Self-love is the beginning of your life. It doesn’t matter what you have been through in your life. It doesn’t matter where you are now. What really matters is you. You matter. Your life matters. Your self-worth matters.

No matter what you may have been through, don’t let that define your life. Don’t let your past mistakes define you. Because you are not your mistakes. You are you. You are unique. You are smarter, better, stronger than your mistakes. Do not define your life by your mistakes, by your failures, or by your disappointments. Define your life by your successes. Define your life by what you have done right, by your victories.

Our lives are not without failures. Our lives are not without mistakes. Our lives are not without weaknesses. But you must accept them and and manage to live with them. Eric Hoffer famously said, “You must accept certain unlovely things about yourself- and manage to live with them. The atonement for such an acceptance is that you make allowances for others- that you cleanse yourself of the sin of self-righteousness.” He adds: “The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking, and the beginning of the final loneliness.”

Do not let the opinions of other people to control your life. Do not listen to other people’s opinions. Listen to yourself. Listen to your inner self. Listen to your body. Listen to your soul. It doesn’t matter what people are saying about you. Focus on yourself. Focus on where you are going. Where you are going matters. Your actions matter. If you really want to achieve your purpose, you must listen to yourself. Can you do it?

Melody Beattie Quotes On How To Start Caring For Yourself

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“Worrying and obsessing keep us so tangled on our heads we can’t solve our problems. Whenever we become attached in these ways to someone or something, we become detached from ourselves.”- Melody Beattie

We don’t have to take other people’s behaviors as reflections of our self-worth.”– Melody Beattie

“We don’t have to take rejection as a reflection of our self-worth.“- Melody Beattie

“We don’t have to take things so personally. We take things to heart that we no business taking to heart.”- Melody Beattie

“We don’t have to take little things personally either…. Usually things have far less to do with us than we think.”– Melody Beattie

“If people don’t want to be with us or act healthy, it is not a reflection on our self-worth. It reflects on their present circumstances.”- Melody Beattie

“Stop looking for happiness in other people. Our source of happiness and well-being is not inside others; it’s inside us. Learn to center ourselves in ourselves.”- Melody Beattie

“We can learn to depend on ourselves. Maybe other people haven’t been there for us, but we can start being their for us.”- Melody Beattie

“Real power comes from feeling our feelings, not from ignoring them. Real strength comes, not from pretending to be strong all the time, but from acknowledging our weaknesses and vulnerabilities…”- Melody Beattie

“Go as far as you can see, and by the time you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.”- Melody Beattie

“Self-care is an attitude of mutual respect. It means learning to live our lives responsibly. It means allowing others to live their lives as they choose, as long as they don’t interfere with our decisions to live as we choose.”- Melody Beattie

“Giving ourselves what we need does not not only mean giving presents to ourselves; it means doing what is necessary to live responsibly- not an excessively responsible or an irresponsible existence.”- Melody Beattie

“Love cannot exist without the dimension of justice. Love must also have compassion which means to bear with or to suffer with a person.”- Melody Beattie

“There is nothing in the world like going where we want to go, getting what we want, solving a problem, or doing something we always wanted to do.”- Melody Beattie

“Goals cure boredom.”- Melody Beattie