Self-appreciation

I saw this at Angelica’s site and decided to give it a go.
It’s almost scary how easy it is to find faults and defects in ourselves, and how hard it can be to find something good and positive. It’s like our brains are programmed to only remember the bad things and lock good stuff away in the basement. :/

So… a little self-appreciation might be in order!

Rules:

List three things you’re good at, three things you like about your life, three things you like about your personality and three things you like about your looks. Then challenge five people to do the same.

My answers:

Three things I’m good at:
1. Pixeling.
2. I’m pretty good with dogs. As in teaching and training them and such.
3. I’m really good at remembering names and faces. It’s convenient most of the time, but not always. Like when people think I’m a crazy stalker for remembering them even though we’ve only met once some 6 years ago. Or when I remember the entire cast of some movie and people think I’m a huge fan since I “know all about it” when in reality I didn’t like it at all.

Three things I like about my life:
1. I have the most amazing little family in Zaphod and Markus. I seriously don’t know what I would do without my boys <3 2. I love the place I live in. Only 20 min walk to the town centre but still with the forest just outside my window. It's a perfect mix of "urban" and rural. 3. I have a job that lets me be independent and creative and I like that a lot. Three things I like about my personality:
1. I’m strong and independent.
2. I’m funny (or so I’ve been told *lol*)
3. I’m open-minded. In my world people can do/look/act/live however they want as long as they’re nice.

Three things I like about my looks:
1. My slender hands.
2. My legs (only part of my body that I can say is toned).
3. My eyes. They can’t see worth a damn, but they’re pretty *lol*

And I challenge anyone who reads this and would like to do it :)
I’m sure I’m not the only one who could work on acknowledging and appreciating our good qualities rather than the bad.

Comments

  1. 15 November 2009

    I think I should do this too. (I’m going to steal this ;) )

    You’re right it’s really difficult to say aloud, that you are good in something. But more important it would be to concentrate in good things rather than feeling defeated because you didn’t do something perfectly. :cry:

  2. 15 November 2009

    Awww, this is really cute Karin. <3 ^__^

    I'll totally sit down and do this myself, when I have the time!! :heart:

    I liked your answers a whole lot. =)

  3. 15 November 2009

    Great that you accepted the challenge! :)

    Sounds like you live in a perfect place. I also live close to the nature but of course I lack the urban element since I live in a small town. ;)

    Being open-minded sounds good. More people need to be so!

  4. mendifae
    17 November 2009

    Great answers! I accept your challenge and just posted it on my blog! Thanks for challenging me to see the good side of myself. :D

  5. 17 November 2009

    It’s definitely a weird feeling appreciating yourself and all : I rarely do that. It’s easier for me to praise other people but when it comes to myself, it feels as if I find it hard to acknowledge my talents as an individual. Maybe i’ll do this one of these days. Thanks for sharing this with us and thanks to Angelica, too!

  6. 17 November 2009

    hi karin! just dropped by! XD

    this is a cute meme! ;)

  7. 19 November 2009

    I had to do that as well, you’re right it IS easy to get down on yourself and sometimes it gets so bad that you almost forget what you like about yourself! It made me feel a lot better that’s for sure.

  8. 21 November 2009

    I made a post of this too and it was very hard for me because I am so used to focusing on the negative aspects about me/my life. But I did it and I’m glad you did it too :heart:

  9. 21 November 2009

    This is a fantastic idea, your right as a race we can be very self-deprecating. It is good to have a bit of self-love everyone in a while :D

    lol I remember faces and names like that as well, sometimes it feels a little insulting when I remember them (and possibly a few other details about them) and they have no clue who I am. Do you feel like that sometimes?

  10. 22 November 2009

    I may have to steal this too… it’s a good reminder :-)

  11. 4 December 2009

    I actually didn’t know all of that about the reindeer. ^^ It was very interesting!

    I wish I could draw animals as well as you, it’s very nice work!