I struggle with the tension between having high standards for myself and self-acceptance.
Will accepting the messy current me prevent me from being my best self? But then again, how could my best self be berate myself? I don’t want to model that for Chloe.
That’s why I loved Brene Brown’s recent discussion on the Tim Ferris podcast: “I will determine the line. You will not determine the line for me. The day I reclaimed
Since we normally default to driving ourselves harder, Tim schedules time for self-acceptance.
Different types of self-acceptance.
Accept that something is true and then resolve to improve it
Macro I don’t need to change
Truthfully accepting what are you experiencing at the moment. You can be forgiving of what you are experiencing while still putting in place steps to improve.
I don’t think you can change for the better in a lasting meaningful way that isn’t driven by self-acceptance
Some ideas for this:
Put your hand on your heart
Do a self-acceptance meditation
Make a list of all the things you love of yourself