You know who you are… but still struggle to accept yourself fully
You’ve heard it all over the personal development world: you need to love yourself. But what if you’re struggling to love all aspects of yourself and who you are? We’re taught to fit ourselves into various boxes in order to be acceptable to others – but this creates a cycle of internal shame, because we feel like we never measure up.
Here’s the good news: What you’re experiencing is called a shame cycle, where you’re bouncing between self-criticism and shame about who you are as a person. At this stage in your journey, it’s time to start practicing self-acceptance: looking at those messy parts of yourself, viewing them with compassion, and accepting yourself as imperfectly human.
OWN YOUR CONFIDENCE
I'm Ellie Curry
Let me introduce myself ... I am the confidence coach and founder of Own Your You. I believe confidence is created from the inside out. When you are able to accept who you are, you are able to become your most confident self.
Welcome to our community! I am excited you are here!
Here are some tips to get you started:
- Practicing acceptance is the focus in this stage. Take time to identify the parts of yourself you’ve been criticizing, and start empathizing with those parts of yourself.
- Grab a notebook and draw a vertical line down the middle of the page. On the left-hand side, write down 3 things you judge yourself for. On the right-hand side, describe how this can be viewed in a neutral or positive way.
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