Acceptance is…

Hey there!
I hope you all had a good start to your week 🙂

Whilst I was trying to come up with interesting posts to write for you to read during my time away in Spain I stumbled across a sheet I was given at the Pain Clinic earlier this month. It’s a sheet on learning to accept your condition in order to move forward and although it wasn’t particularly useful for me in that context (I’ve already accepted my condition) it highlights some interesting issues.

In life things often get thrown at you over which you have little to no control. For a lot of people (myself included) it’s difficult to cope with things we have no control over and this can lead to stress and anxiety. It’s important to remember that just because you have to change your plans or your goals does not mean you have failed in any way. Adjustment and compromise are signs that you are dealing with the problem in a positive way.

Acceptance is not:

  • Surrendering to the problem
  • A sign of weakness or inadequacy
  • Quitting
  • Failure

Acceptance is:

  • A willingness to think about change
  • Understanding that the problem you’ve encountered does not have to rule your life
  • Focusing on the future
  • A positive way of approaching your problems
  • Working towards finding a solution for your problem

Acceptance is not easy. It takes a strong person to accept their problems and move forwards. Acceptance is an emotional task involving coming to terms with something that might be senseless, confusing, undeserved and imposed upon you. Acceptance needs to be reached if you want to move forward in your life.

Acceptance is just a positive step in the right direction.

Sophie x



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