I’d like to share a simple yet highly effective technique for building self-acceptance.
Start a phrase using an example you feel sadness, pain, or regret about: “Even though (experience, behavior or feelings) …
Then add the self-acceptance piece: “I (was/am) doing the best I (could/can).”
No matter where you are in life, no matter what you’ve done or what is happening right now, know that you are doing the best you can with the awareness, understanding, and knowledge you have right now.
Self-acceptance is your birthright. Don’t spend another minute believing otherwise.