If you asked my friends and family to describe me, most would say I’m a confident person. The truth is though that in my head I’m constantly of comparing myself to others in terms of looks, professional skills, clothes and even life. I can always find a fault and can start to get mired down in the most minute of details. It makes me both sad and even frustrated. Why do I do that to myself?
Look, I know there is always going to be somebody thinner, richer, better looking and more accomplished than I am. That’s just life. I need to keep my focus on what I like and love about myself. Why? Because loving yourself is having self-respect which is the only way to create love and happiness in our lives to share with others.
So what do I like about myself?
It may seem silly, but I really like my hair. I’ve had all sorts of hairstyles throughout my life –the Dorothy Hamill wedge, the Farrah Fawcett feathered style, super-teased permed big hair of the late 80s and even a pixie cut. I also played around with color. I’ve been blonde, bleach blonde, brown and red.
It wasn’t until I started my career that I found a hairstyle that really worked for me – the Bob. Sometimes I’ve had it short, long, asymmetrical and everything in-between. I’ve learned though to pamper my hair. I religiously go to the salon for cut and color every eight weeks, which helps to keep it healthy, shiny and soft.
Now, what do I love about myself?
If I had to say one thing, it is my ability to multitask. You know that Enjoli perfume ad from the early 80s “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan” ? Well I can do that, check my son’s homework, play dolls with my daughter, write out a grocery list and fold laundry all at the same time.
In fact, as I’m writing this post, I’m answering work emails, writing a blog review for children’s sunglasses, taking out the recycling all while catching up on a week’s worth of my soap opera.
This post was inspired by my involvement in the Shaklee180blogger program, which asked us to write this about what we like & love about ourselves. You can check out my latest progress on the Shaklee 180 healthy weight loss program by clicking here.
Now it’s your turn to share. What do you like and love about yourself?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support, and incentives for participating. All opinions given here are my very own. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.
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