ACCEPTING OURSELVES INCREASES OUR PATIENCE AND TOLERANCE OF OTHER’S IMPERFECTIONS.
Humour helps us to interrupt our fearful thoughts and become more accepting of ourselves and our emotions. Our foibles pale in significance under laughter brought on by accepting ourselves. A state of forgiveness and compassion is synonymous with laughter.
Reason helps us to unmask absurdities, and a good belly laugh signals emotions and connects us to our bodies. Humour goes at it with a will, freeing us from anxiety and uplifting us with highs of endorphins, and giving us time to refresh and recharge.
Accepting and laughing at ourselves makes it easy for others to accept us and find the charming in our foibles.
Acceptance of ourselves engenders a growing sense of better health, reduces the incidence of minor ailments like cold and headache, and releases mental energy wasted on self-castigation over strong emotions.
Diminished state of irritability, patience and tolerance of other’s imperfections are signs of self-acceptance. Accepting our emotions and ourselves breeds empathy for others.
Accepting ourselves by staying aware of our feelings, holds with wise decision making and interpersonal poise.