Showing posts with label Learning to Love Myself. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Learning to Love Myself. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Learning to Love Myself (Vol. 4)

There is one part of myself which I have always hated.  Call it what you will:  shyness, introversion, social awkwardness, difficulty connecting with other people and making friends.  (Or all of the above, really.)

You know how little kids will hide behind their parent's legs when introduced to someone new?  I'm 34 years old and that's still what I want to do when I meet new people!  It's frustrating, lemme tell ya.  It makes making friends hard-to-impossible, and going to a party FULL of people I don't know?  DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE LEVELS OF STRESS THIS CAUSES!!!
Being awkward:  Because I couldn't possibly feel more like an ass than I already do.

One of the worst things is that I think back on my life and wonder

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Learning to Love Myself (Vol. 3)

OK, this may sound a little odd, but one thing I really like about myself is my large bone structure.

You may be thinking to yourself, "Hunh?  Who in the world loves their bone structure?!  This lady is grasping at straws."  Why yes, I am grasping at straws, thankyouverymuch.  (It's a lot harder to find things I like/love about myself than I thought it would be.)  But please, allow me to explain.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Learning to Love Myself (Vol. 2)

You know what?  It's really hard to identify things I like about myself.  Good traits.  Things about me that are  lovable.  I had to sit and ponder for a while before I came up with something.

I am a thinker, and I love that about myself.  I haven't always, though.  There have been (and still are) times when my analytical mind has been frustrating.  For example,

Thursday, August 1, 2013

7 Quick Takes - Vol. 5

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In a post earlier this week, I shared that I am combatting negative thoughts that I think about myself.  I am learning to love myself a little better, and I'm doing so by finding and sharing one thing about myself that I like or love every week.

I know that negative self-thinking is probably far more wide-spread than I realize, so consider yourself invited to join me in acknowledging your lovely, lovable qualities every Wednesday.  If you have a blog and decide to share your lovely qualities with the blog-o-sphere in a post, please come share the link to the post in my combox so we can all go read about what makes you lovable!

I've been rereading Pride and Prejudice lately, as well as reading a few other Jane Austen novels for the first time, specifically Emma and Mansfield Park.  I love how witty the dialogue is, and I really love the sweetness of the romances.

But I have discovered something else...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Learning to Love Myself (Vol. 1)

I think a lot of people tend to think of themselves in a negative light.  They focus on their faults, their failings, and what they don't like about themselves.  I know that I do this far too often.  I find it too easy to make self-deprecatory statements and play them off like jokes.

I think we all need to be a little more charitable to ourselves.  We need to recognize the lovely, funny, beautiful, and gifted parts of ourselves.  We need to remember that we are lovable because God made us and loves us.

Now, keep in mind, I'm not advocating self-centeredness or narcissism.  Just a healthy acknowledgment of the gifts and blessings God has actually given to each of us (which, by the by, is the part of the definition of humility).

So, that's what I'm going to do.