The Self-Acceptance Toolkit
Here you will find a range of resources and techniques to help you learn self-acceptance. Use thereto support your journey from anxiety to freedom.
Challenging irrational beliefs
Write down the trigger and your belief
Eg. I am useless
Answer the following questions underneath your belief
- What does this statement mean?
- Can I, or anyone else, be defined as useless?
- Is this me rating myself as a person?
- What evidence do you have to prove this belief is wrong?
- Is this preventing me from exploring my other possible skills?
- If so, how can I learn from this and improve the situation in the future?
Continue this for as long as needed until you begin to no longer believe the statement.
Write your "negatives" list
Spend some time thinking about all the things you consider to be negative about yourself. List them all on a piece of paper and once you have written them all down read through them and say to yourself “I accept this about myself”
Appreciate your strengths
Reflect on all the strengths you have including skills, qualities, personality traits and anything else you can think of. As you write each one down appreciate your strengths and how they make you who you are.
What do people compliment you on?
What do you want people to remember about you?
What is your favourite thing about yourself?
What is one thing you are really good at?
What is your biggest accomplishment?
Whats the biggest mistake you’ve made and what did you learn from it?
What is your purpose in life?
What is one thing you need to work on?
What can you do to feel happier?
What can you do to feel healthier?
What can you do today to start taking better care of yourself?
Brave New Girl by Chloe Brotheridge