Sunday, July 24, 2011

Challenge: Exercise in Self Acceptance

We are our own toughest critics. My sister Rockle did this challenge, and I thought I would join in. One of the many reasons is that I am always hardest on myself about EVERYTHING, and 2 because I need to start realizing that my feelings about myself will reflect on my sweet baby girl.

Part One: "Think about how your best friend would compliment your best features. I want you to think of five great things about your body. FIVE. And no Christmas-tree ornaments/negative riders on this. Five 100% HONEST, POSITIVE things you love about yourself."

1. I have  pretty blue eyes.
2.I have a cute smile.
3. I love the way I tan.
4. I have a cute nose.
5.I have nice calves.

Part One-A: Extra credit. Five non-physical traits that I love about myself.

1. I am a loyal person and friend.
2. I am a team player, and you can always count on me to help get things done
3. I love my job, and you know that I give 100% of myself 100% of the time
4. I will fight to the death anyone who gets in the way of my family/friends and their happiness. (This was my sister's answer, but I would do the same)
5. I love how being a mother makes me glow.
Part Two: "I want you to pick 5 NON PHYSICAL things you can change about yourself (like, read 1 more chapter of a book per day, or take an extra 10 minutes in the shower) to feel better about yourself."

1. Get pedicures regularly.
2. Spoil myself  ie, look in the mirror and compliment myself more
3. Give myself credit for my accomplishments.
4. Have more patience for people who aren't exactly like me.
5. Take more photos and blog more often. My sweet babes changes so much every day, I need to capture more moments to remember every moment!
So, who else is in?


rockle said...

i am glad you did this. and you are RIGHT ON about everything - good for you. if you don't mind, i'm going to tell chibi that you did this. she'll be glad. (as i am.)

very proud of you - it's never easy to look yourself in the eye and say, "you know what? I AM FINE, JUST AS I AM."

Lynda with a Y said...

Congrats on doing this. This started on my blog (Taking Less Space) A suggestion of Christie of He Took My Last Name. Glad it's catching on!

Chibi said...

Here via the amazing Rockle - LOVE your answers! So glad you joined the challenge! :)

burger-burger said...

more pictures of the babes, please! a week with kayla makes one weak :-)