From Self Acceptance to Happiness!

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

George Orwell

At Kids Now we love quotes. They are literary treasures that give us clues on how to live a good life. This quote by George Orwell in particular is very good because of its simplicity and how related it is to what we focus on in our program.

It is very important to be able to accept one’s self with the good, the bad, our strengths and our weaknesses. It is not an easy task and it will be a work in progress for the rest of our lives, but the sooner we start talking to our kids about self acceptance the easier it will be for them to reach their own kind of happiness.

When we can accept who we are our level of self-esteem rises, and as a result we stop being so hard on ourselves.

Here are our top 3 tips on how to begin our self acceptance journey:

  1. Pay attention to how many times you judge yourself and write it down. Beside it write down a good quality about yourself to counter act the negativity. This is a good way to start taking away the power from our inner critic.
  2. Take the time to celebrate your favourite strength with a treat, a bubble bath, or any other way that will make you feel good! We often don’t recognize our strengths and just focus on our weaknesses.
  3. Forgive yourself for your shortcomings and from past mistakes. We tend to stay in the past and replay our mistakes which prevent us from moving on and accepting ourselves for the amazing people we are.

If you have more tips please share them in the comment section!

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