Self acceptance empowers a more open, rewarding exchange with everyone in your life. When you love yourself, you broadcast positive energy to others and invite respect and kindness in return. Unconditional acceptance of each blessing and blemish helps you feel authentic and unique. As you forgive your perceived "faults," people start treating you better.
Better relationships begin with self acceptance.
We all need love and happiness. Do you defend or extend these needs? Are you focused on not having, or anticipating the joy of giving and receiving? Self acceptance is a shift to the positive that dissolves your triggers for fear and pain. You enjoy better relationships with your family, friends and coworkers. You get more out of life—and you have more love to share!
Be proactive, not reactive.
How do you express your human needs for love and happiness? Do you cop an attitude or withdraw when you feel angry or hurt? Learn to express yourself to your partner or family without defending or attacking: "I'm upset because...” Then invite an explanation, solution or compromise. The situation will instantly improve.
Break Your Own Rules: Ask for what you want!
Self acceptance is the ability to ask for (and receive) what you need without judgment of yourself or others. Try to identify the valid needs just beneath your feelings and express them. Develop various ways to improve communication with a direct, comfortable approach that works for you.