I’m starting something new and scary…I figured this would be a good place to try this out. For as long as I can remember I have struggled with my self-worth and confidence. It’s been crippling in several instances and has affected several of my relationships. So…in an attempt to learn to love myself as well as hoping to help others, I’m embarking on this journey of self-exploration. I know it’ll be hard to undo all of the horrible things I have ever said or thought about myself, but I’m willing to take on this challenge.
I feel like I need to truly learn to love myself in order to know what it’s like to love others. I’m not sure what this project will entail. Books I’m reading, photos perhaps, maybe even exploration of other people and the way they feel love for themselves (any volunteers?). But I feel like this is important in our day and age. We live in a world where so many are critical of others, we compare ourselves, and it’s become normal to victimize and use others as an example as to why we should hate ourselves. It’s time to turn that around. It’s time to be kind not only to others, but to the person who knows us best: you.
So without further ado…
I’m starting this journey with a book titled “Get a PhD in YOU,” by Julie Riesler. I’ve read good things about this book, and it seems promising. It also encourages journaling at least once a week. I think I’ll try to journal at least every chapter.
To be completely honest, I’m worried about my work ethic when it comes to this type of thing; I don’t have the best track record when it comes to projects. I wish myself the best of luck on this endeavor and remind myself one important thing: It’s okay to take breaks. It’s okay to stop until you’re ready. As long as you continue to love yourself.
- Read Chapter 1 of Get a PhD in YOU
- Meditated using Calm app, Day 1 Self-Esteem