50. My new hair style.
I had my hair done yesterday and it was the first time I’ve ever actually changed the style and I just love it. I feel more confident with it, and today I found that I was walking through town with my head up high instead of looking at the ground. It felt wonderful.
It took me a while but I found 50 things I like about me. I did it! woo hoo.
I’m still learning this but I do have a lot more self control than I used to, and I like this about me.
I never thought I would find myself able to say this but I do like me! I have been searching within myself trying to figure out just who I am and I have been reunited with the soul within who yearns to run, jump, climb and be free, to love and be loved, to explore, to create and to learn, to touch and to feel and just be. Don’t worry ‘Me’ I am not letting you go again!!!
In the words of the Sahaja Yoga meditation:
‘I am not this body, I am not this mind, I am the spirit’
48. Being a perfectionist.
I’m not sure if this one counts. On the one hand, I like that I am a perfectionist – especially at work – because I find I am more precise and take more care of what I create than my colleagues in my department. I take the time to fix the little things that they otherwise ignore!
On the other hand, I don’t like that I am a perfectionist – when it comes to my drawing – because I find I am over critical of my work and find it hard to achieve anything decent!
Ok, after writing this out, I’ve decided being a perfectionist IS a good thing (for me anyway), and I just have to work on not being so critical about myself when I draw… (easier said than done!)
46. My eyelashes
47. My neck.
Woohoo, a couple of physical things I like about me! :-)
47. I pay attention to detail
48. I put effort into small things for other people
49. I work hard at friendships & relationships
Just one more to go now….whilst looking back over this goal I realise how I began by focussing on what I like and dislike about my appearance….now I realise that what I like about ME is internal and not external. How fat or thin I am has never made a difference to the fact I am always there for my friends for example.
My personal qualities are rarely effected by my appearance and I’m thankful that this goal has made me wake up to this fact.
I like the fact that I CAN draw, even if I have had artist’s block for the past couple of years! I DO have the ability to get back to the level I was once at. (I’ve changed my pic from a photo of me to a drawing I did a few years ago to remind me I do have talent. I find it too easy to be hard on myself so I have that pic there reminding me of what I have achieved in the past and will one day achieve again!) Beats looking at a photo of me every day anyway!
44. I scrub up quite nicely.
42. My stubborness. Although subborness isn’t always a good trait, I think for me it has a positive effect. It forces me not to give up when things get tough. And on that note…
43. I don’t give up easily.