Motivational Monday-Acceptance

I began writing this post last week but didn’t feel like I was at a good place in life to talk about accepting life for where I am now, so I didn’t write it. I then talked to someone who gave me advice about acceptance. She made me realize that my life is going to consistently change (think of an up and down hill that I’ll forever be climbing) and that acceptance is something I am working toward. As my mother says, “It’s always something.” Meaning, if it’s not one thing going on in your life right now, it’s another; your health is fine and then suddenly you get really sick or you just bought your car and you need new breaks on it.
I believe that by accepting life for where you are without comparison to others or judgement from yourself is key to moving forward. When I was in my early 20’s I imagined what my life “should” look like at 31. Eleven years later it doesn’t look like what I thought it should and that is okay. I think it’s important to go through life learning who you are and a part of that is accepting everything you’ve gone through in life. No one has been through the things I have, thinks the way I do or owns my life. Once you’ve thought about these things on a grand scale, it shows that you can’t compare yourself to others and why your life is much different than someone else’s. It also means you can’t compare your life to how you thought it would work out because of life’s changes.

Acceptance means you’re facing reality. Don’t tell yourself sayings like: Get Over It (this saying sounds harsh and is not a nice way to treat yourself). You can accept things by fully living within the present. To stop thinking about the past, breathe and focus on the present moment. Accept your life as a whole, every challenge and success you’ve faced has led you to the present moment. While I know there will always be setbacks in life, acceptance is something that I am working toward.
How do you accept your life for where you are?

Author: stylestomakeyousmile

Hi! Welcome to Styles to Make You Smile. I’ll be sharing my tips on shopping, cooking, health and more. These are tips that will provide you with a realistic lifestyle. What inspired me to start this blog is to encourage people to make their life simpler by providing smart style tips to make life easier. To tell you a bit about myself; I’m 30 years young, love shopping, and taking pictures (especially of food and the outdoors) and have wonderful family and best friends. I grew up in the country of Upstate NY, danced for 17 years and have worked in the retail industry for over ten years. Please feel free to email me for any collaborations/advice. I hope this blog inspires you to try new things in your everyday life and you join me on this journey as I share my advice with you. <3 Always, Amy Beth

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