Self Acceptance and Confidence are Great!

This post brought to you by Post Great Grains Cereal. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was a bit of an awkward kid and grew up with rather low self esteem. My insecurities followed me into the adult years and lent to some poor decisions regarding relationships. Finally, when I hit my thirties things started to look up for me as I gained my independence and started to feel good about some of my professional successes.

I’m finding that as I get older I feel better and more comfortable in my own skin. Self acceptance is a beautiful thing.  I’ve learned to accept who I am, faults and all and have gained so much confidence. I don’t take myself so seriously anymore which has allowed me to take more chances and risks. I think being able to laugh at yourself is so  important, also recognizing that there are some positives to be found through failure.

It seems that I am not alone. Wakefield Research conducted a survey for Post Great Grains Cereal and found that a whopping 80% of women love themselves more than they did 10 years ago. Also, 86% of the women polled agreed that mistakes that led to failure were worth the learning experience.

Motherhood, bad relationships, surviving a serious illness and making an abrupt career change are all things that have helped me to gain more confidence. I am no longer afraid of change and instead embrace it.

I love learning new things. At one time I had to rely on my teenage son to put a movie in the DVD player for me, because I didn’t know how to operate it myself. Fastforward a few years and I am a rather tech savvy gal, working with some major tech companies. I feel really great about this accomplishment.

Self Acceptance and Confidence are Great

I know that my life experiences, accomplishments and failures have all made me a better person, a better Mom, a better friend, and someone with great compassion and empathy. I think that’s pretty great!

Post Great Grains is great, bringing whole foods from the field to your bowl for a nutritious breakfast! Post Great Grains Cereal has nutrition you can see. It’s cereal that shows the ingredients you put inside can help you feel and look great on the outside

I like that all of the varieties of Great Grains have at least 30g of whole grains per serving and are a heart healthy way to start the day.

Great Grains Cereals:

Great Grains Digestive Blend Berry Medley

Great Grains Digestive Blend Vanilla Graham

Great Grains Protein Blend Honey, Oats & Seeds

Great Grains Protein Blend Cinnamon Crunch

Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch

Great Grains Crunchy Pecans

Great Grains Raisins, Dates & Pecans

Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch

Great Grains is Great!

Great Grains is Great

I have had a chance to try several different varieties of Post Great Grains Cereal. While they are all delicious, I’ve narrowed it down to my two favorites. Choosing just one is impossible. The NEW Digestive Blend Vanilla and Graham not only tastes great, but has me feeling great. These days I am having to eat a lot more foods that aid with digestion.

In the bowl, is my other fave – Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch. I just love the crunchy clusters, mixed in with the almonds and cranberries. I’ve even eaten this one for dessert!

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Comments

  1. says

    This is such a great post! I love that you are able to see the good that you couldn’t in the past. I am in agreement with the research. I do love myself more than I did years ago. I think it is more about acceptance of who I am than trying to be someone I am not.

  2. says

    You are awesome!!! And that cranberry almond crunch cereal looks great! I’ve never tried Great Grains, but I’m definitely going to pick that up!

  3. Shauna says

    I am awesome… no kidding… what makes me great… I would have to say that I would not be the person I am without my family… especially my hubby!

  4. says

    what a brilliant article! I am struggling to find self acceptance. Too many outside sources asking me to be different. But It’s something i am working on. And hope to achieve so I can find lasting happiness in being me.

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says

    I love Great Grains cereal. It tastes great and it is nice to know it has so many health benefits as well.

  6. says

    I’ve learned a lot about Self-Acceptance over the last few years. I love myself more than I did 3 years ago and it’s a wonderful feeling! :) That Cranberry Almond Crunch Cereal looks yummy!

  7. says

    I love Great Grains, but didn’t know they now have a digestive blend!?! And your not alone with self acceptance – even when I was a model, I hated my body and image. Imagine how I feel after 3 twelve pound babies!…I sure wish I had the body I hated so much I couldn’t look in the mirror at. Go figure!

  8. says

    It is a shame we could not know at 17 what we know later in life. It would save a lot of self doubt. The older I get the less I care about what other people think about me

  9. says

    Wonderful point about personal development. Whether success or failure as long as you learn from a particular action or decision that is what is truly important.

  10. says

    Cereals are great for our health since they help build fibers in our system to fast track out metabolism. This would make you feel lighter and better to improve your self esteem.

  11. says

    I’m thinking the vanilla would taste great too. I saw this picture on social media not long ago and it made me want to go to the beach. Same thing today here, lol. I guess we’re overdue for another beach visit before summer is through. :)

  12. Rebecca Swenor says

    I think everyone needs self acceptance and confidence within themselves. I love these cereals because they don’t have to much sugar in them like other do. Pecan is my favorite. Thanks for sharing

  13. says

    Funny know with age grows confidence. Even though we think we don’t look as good sometimes are insides are just at a better place. We’ve grown independent of what others think. Older is better, but not too old. LOL

  14. says

    I struggled with low self confidence when I was in high school. It was only later on in life that I have accepted and embrace who I am as a person. What makes me great? The love that I have for my family!

  15. jane says

    very true! i am never conscious with myself at all though i find my birthmark not so good but now I am 25 I felt like so free and never worry to what will people say at all

  16. says

    I have never heard of the cereal, both flavors sound equally scrumptious and will be on the look out on our next trip to the supermarket. Also I agree with you I believe all life experiences make you the person you are today. :)

  17. Melissa Smith says

    Self-acceptance is a huge part of growing up. It’s amazing how much you start to appreciate the things that you considered embarrassingly quirky in the past.

  18. says

    A lot of women suffer with self acceptance and confidence problems. Me included. It’s hard not to be able to fulfill all the expectations. But it’s important to remember that you don’t need to.

  19. says

    My goodness, my childhood and teenage years were the worst! Like you, I was deemed as the awkward kid. I also had low self-esteem, which didn’t help matters. I think as I got older, caring less about how others perceived me came naturally. After I adapted this new attitude, I quickly realized that more and more people will overlook your “flaws” and admire your admirable qualities (personality, sense of style, unwavering confidence, etc). Sometimes, we’re our own worst critic.

  20. says

    I’m great because.. I was born that way! haha, no I try my best to be the greatest mom to my wonderful kids and being a great friend to those I care about.

  21. says

    I agree that people generally love themselves more as they get older. For me, it was getting away from my mom. She is my biggest critic and is always putting me down about something, so even at 30 I struggle to feel like I have value in the world. It has taken being away from her (she tried to tell my ex-husband that I couldn’t survive outside the small town we grew up in and to send me back home when he got stationed on the other side of the country) and being on my own (divorced and without enough money to move somewhere else) to realize that I can make it on my own and that I’m completely capable. It takes time to get past the damage our parents do (some, not all), so it makes sense that people view themselves better now than 10 year prior.

  22. says

    There’s a really good selection of Great Grains in the range. Looks like something for everyone.

    I think I’m great at being a lot more relaxed about bringing up our son than I thought I might be, given I’m usually really impatient.

  23. says

    Love your post’s message!! Now I know that Great Grains is a cereal that I need to keep my eyes out for because it has some flavors that I’d love to try too. That’s a good picture of you by the way.

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