I understand that it is possible to do both, but I don't get how to combine both self-improvement and self-acceptance in real life.
For example - If I don't feel like doing anything all day should I just accept that thats what I felt like? Or if I spend a whole day not doing anything should I feel guilty and use that feeling to promise myself I will do more stuff the next day?
Interested to hear thoughts on this.
I can't improve on the advice that's already here, but I will say that your example is describing avoidance and acceptance of that avoidance. It's not a recipe for getting anything done. There's a fine line between beating yourself up to the point where you're demotivated and re-committing to your mission after you've avoided taking action. I suggest not letting "what you feel like doing" dictate your actions. Accept that you don't feel like doing it and then do it anyway. You always have a choice.