My own worst critic

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's funny how other people will tell you how the think you look nice or they like what you've done with your hair/makeup. In reality I don't want to look "nice" I want to be beautiful and have that confidence that I see in other women. I want to look in the mirror and like what I see instead of always seeing the negative. I keep hearing that confidence is beauty, but I find it hard to see the positive in myself. Every year I make a New Year's resolution to lose weight and quit smoking. Well this year I quit smoking before the end of the year to take the pressure off and instead of making my resolution to lose weight I think my resolution will be to find the confidence that is hidden somewhere inside me. I hope I can find it. My other resolution will be to lead a healthier lifestyle an get more activity in so I can set a better role model for my son. I'm not saying I won't set small goals for myself but this time I'm going to choose something about myself that I like. For me I think it will be my legs. And I hope to work up from there and start to like more of myself. I hope not to overwhelm myself this year and take small steps toward a better outlook at something that is important......ME!!!!
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    Each generation of women have grown up with self-esteem issues. It is amazing how over the years those issues have been forced out into the limelight. Forty, fifty years ago women suffered in silence since these subjects were taboo...You are a beautiful woman and when you look in that mirror remind yourself of that! Hang a piece of paper with the mantra I am beautiful inside and out. Repeat it everyday! emoticon
    3031 days ago
  • BEEBEE75
    I just read an example of not being so negative about ourselves, maybe I read it on SP? The example of a coach of a team (football, basketball, whatever) If he constantly was telling members of his team all the errors they made it would destroy their confidence. So he tells them of their good points, (of course at times he tells them of mistakes, but not on a regular basis) when he tells them of their good points it builds their confidence. And therefore his team is more sure of their selves and work harder.

    So if we want to have confidence in ourselves, we shouldn't always be tearing ourselves down and looking only at the negative side.

    I hope I explained this right. I thought it made alot of sense since I am my own worst critic and probably alot of SP are also. emoticon We are all "awesome".
    3041 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/23/2010 12:32:57 PM
    I agree with you--we are our worse critic. Good luck in reaching your goals.
    3041 days ago
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