How To Acknowledge And Accept Yourself — No Matter Where You Are In Life

Japheth Moguche
2 min readSep 5, 2022

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We live in a fast-paced, intense world, and there’s no denying it.

Everywhere we look, there seems to be something or someone trying to grab hold of our attention and move us away from the present moment.

The importance of self-acceptance is HUGE!

To embrace this mindset of self-acknowledgment is to practice self-love at a fundamental level.

Ironically, through this process, we gain clarity over our lives, allowing us to move forward healthily and functionally.

On the other hand, when we strive and push ourselves out of fear, panic, or lack of awareness, we become dysfunctional and disconnected.

Why should we accept ourselves?

Once we truly accept who and where we are. We create a connection to ourselves.

This means celebrating the good aspects of who we are and acknowledging the parts which we would perhaps like to improve.

A great way to practice self-acceptance is by simply writing a list of some things you have achieved every year.

They don’t need to be ‘big’ achievements either.

Often we acknowledge the significant achievements in life, like getting married or getting a promotion.

But you have likely had many little wins along your journey that you have overlooked.

This could be something as simple as an act of kindness like helping someone carry their groceries or the time you spent last week reading your child a bedtime story.

Celebrate your wins yearly

Choose a simple way in which you can celebrate how you have created success for yourself.

You could share the list with a friend or loved one or buy yourself a small gift.

Do something that makes you feel acknowledged and happy.

Life is in a constant state of flux. It is constantly evolving and changing.

The goalposts are always moving.

Learning to acknowledge, celebrate and embrace the space in-between where we are and where we want to be is a fantastic way to boost your self-esteem and create a new habit of self-awareness and self-love.

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Japheth Moguche
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