As I continue with my own Mindful journey, I decided to do some weekly self-esteem challenges. You can join in by leaving a comment, or by writing in your own personal journal. If you would like to share your Mindful journey with me or to use any of my coaching services, please use the contact form at the end of the post to contact me. All information is private, and you will be automatically enrolled in my weekly newsletter. All Moms in May get a free 15-minute distance Reiki session by signing up for my newsletter. Learn more here.
I am really enjoying learning about Mindfulness and all the ways it can make life more content and peaceful. So, for the first challenge we will be asking ourselves, are we happy with ourselves. You can read my response below.
I am for the most part a very content, satisfied, and happy person. If I were not I would make a change. I am kind of aggressive that way. However, I also realize there are parts of myself, that even though I accept them as being a part of me, I would not mind changing a bit. For example, I have negative thoughts about people who are not perfectionists at my workplace. I have been slowly working on this for years, and I am getting so much better. I also have this issue when it comes to parenting with negative thoughts aimed at myself. Again, this is a work in progress. Being a perfectionist is an illusion and totally saps me, or anyone, of all happiness.
I am also mindful of the fact that I do not really appreciate socializing in large groups. I am more of an introvert, and lots of people and noise just don’t work for me. But, this is something I have to let go of because it keeps me back from doing things that I might actually enjoy or enhance me culturally.
I would love to be skinny, but I have given that up a long time ago and learned to accept my body for what it is.
So, those are the things I am quote-unquote, not happy with about myself. What about you?