So, this week, I want to talk a little bit of self love. So many people struggle with their image of themselves and celebrating who they are. If you read my last post, you’ll know that it’s taking me a long time to accept myself, my ADHD, and who I am. I do realize that there are others out there, who are in a similar situation.
Now, take a minute and think about how you see yourself and how you view yourself. Are you confident? Do you have low self-esteem? Do you have positive views of yourself, or negative?
For a long time, I wasn’t confident. I didn’t have positive feelings or thoughts about myself. I would often play back any negative comments I would here. Like I’m so disorganized, I’m so messy, or I need to try harder. I also felt so ashamed if I forgot to sign a permission slip or show and tell or something.
This definitely wasn’t a good feeling, and it’s time for change. It’s not going to be an easy road, but it’s not a pleasant state and change is needed.
One thing I am starting to do is I am starting to think the way that I think. Instead of thinking “I’m so disorganized and messy,” I might think “So, I may not be the cleanest person, but I am making progress to be cleaner.” Obviously with this, I do have to make steps to be cleaner as well and in fact clean. But my point is that if I change the way I think, then I am more likely to change.
Making steps to change what you would like to change is definitely something that we all should do. However, instead of trying to do the impossible, start with doing baby steps. Focus on the progress that you are making. If something doesn’t go the way you hoped, think of it a learning experience.
These are just some advice that I have heard, which I have been trying. So far, I have noticed a difference. So I would suggest these things to others as well.
So, if you’re struggling with these things, maybe these are some things that you should try.
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