This was a questioned I got asked yesterday and I never thought this would be such a hard question to answer! I literally shrugged and said “I don’t know nothing comes to mind”
The person wouldn’t let it slide just like that they said I’m not going to drop it until you tell me at least one thing, funny thing is I’ve only met with this person twice and they could already tell me things I should like about myself just by meeting me those two times! and this is not about my social anxiety maybe just a little but its just I’ve never really thought about what I like about myself I’m always concern about others or just anything else in general never about me.
So I sat there for about ten minutes and finally answered with “I guess that I’m kind” that was the only thing I could come up with.
Where I’m getting at is that we become so preoccupied with other things we don’t really see ourselves, we pay attention to what others are good at, or how good they look, on how well they are doing with their lives and how happy they must be with themselves. How much they must like themselves!
At this time I’m finally told the three things that I should like about myself and say them to anybody whenever they ask me what do you like about yourself? with confidence and no worries because a person I’ve only met twice practically a stranger saw it in me right away
- I have a genuine beautiful smile that anybody can tell its coming from the inside all the way to my lips till it reaches my eyes with sincerity
- I have a very approachable personality
- engaging in conversation with me once I instantly make the other person feel comfortable with my kindness and friendliness I just have a great attitude that people in general take to my liking.
I just looked at the person I couldn’t really say much but “thanks” she saw that in me in just two meetings we’ve barely had and I couldn’t even have thought about it and I’ve owned my mind for twenty-six years!
Then it became much easier for me to say okay then apart from liking that I am kind I also, like that people see me as wise enough to ask me for advice, I like that I’m a good cook and baker, I like that I could be sarcastic and funny, I like that I get engrossed in a book and that I like reading, I actually like the way my face looks 🙂 and that I like that people know that if I can I will be there for them without a second thought.
Let me tell you complimenting yourself does make you feel damn good!
We own or mind and thoughts so if we don’t allow it and them to be free and explore no matter the situation (with my case social anxiety) but its not just always because of a mental illness it could be any other situations then its always going to feel like its in a dark place that you can’t escape! some of us really don’t take a moment to ask ourselves, what do I like about myself?, because I’ve learned just yesterday (haha) we all have something good about us no matter how little or how big!
so my question is,
what do you like about yourself?