I had a realization during my 5 mile run this afternoon that I needed to snap out of it. There's something about running endorphins that really help the soul.
I decided that I need to focus on the positive aspects of myself. In this society, it's almost shameful for us to say nice things about ourselves. I get really self conscious when I get a compliment but when someone points out something I know is a weakness, it just confirms it for me. I even feel really awkward about writing this post. Is everyone who reads going to think I'm just super into myself? Absolutely not, but it's how my mind works.
1. My eyes- I get more compliments on my eyes than anything else. They look brown from far away, but they're actually hazel. Anyone can read my emotions in my eyes, and while that can be a negative thing, I think it's mostly positive, because they keep me honest.
3. I'm kindhearted- I try to be as nice to everyone as I possibly can. This stems from my great fear of confrontation, but I also like giving people te benefit of the doubt. We are all human and we deserve to be treated like it. When someone is rude to me, I assume it's because of something personal that happened to them that day or week, so I continue to be nice.
4. I'm stubborn- While this could also be a negative aspect about myself, I tend to view it as a positive. It's my stubbornness that gets me through a difficult workout. It's my stubbornness that doesn't allow me to give up even when I really, desperately want to. Thank goodness I'm stubborn, otherwise, I probably wouldn't be as far into my education as I am.
5. My legs- I love my legs. I always have. They are the one part of my body that I have loved through and through. They are strong. They lead me through my life even though I put them through a beating every single day. They get me through long runs, they push me back up when I squat down with many pounds on my back, and they hike me up mountains. I couldn't be more thankful for my legs.
Tell me something, anything, that you love about yourself.