We live in a world that constantly tells us we aren’t good enough. We should be thinner, taller, more intelligent, have smoother skin, earn more money… We are constantly encouraged to reach for standards that are impossible to achieve. And all so that companies can sell us stuff that we don’t need.
When we focus on what others (who?) think we should be, we lose sight of our qualities, our strengths, our accomplishments, and the many things that make us special and unique.
So, when you feel a bit down, grab pen and paper and write down all the things you love about yourself. It may be difficult at first, especially if you’re used to putting yourself down. This exercise may feel like boasting and make you cringe.
But I suggest you do it anyway. To feel good about yourself, you must appreciate yourself and realise what an amazing person you are. Your confidence will grow. Your will become happier and you’ll be able to achieve bigger and more amazing things.
To get your juices flowing, here are a few things that are on my list:
My sense of humour
My unquenchable thirst for knowledge
My willingness to challenge myself, change, and evolve
My willingness to help those in need
My refusal to compromise my values and do what I believe to be wrong
My ability to translate complicated ideas into something easy to understand
My green eyes
My taste in music
My ability to take criticism
The way I spend hours reading
The way I defend and support my loved ones
The way that I recycle
That I can write
I’m a good listener
What do you love about yourself?