Self-Acceptance

16 Mar

“When we affirm rather than deny the characteristics often singled out, we begin to have a much more accurate idea of by whom, and where, our traits will be appreciated”

– Julia Cameron

Week 1 Task: Express Yourself

I found this task extremely hard.  I needed to write down 10 positive adjectives to describe myself.  Negative, I can do in my sleep but positive, I found myself questioning how I view myself.    But I realize, that if I want my girls to view themselves positively then it needs to start with me.

So here goes:  

1. Kind
2. Talkative
3. Determined
4. Passionate
5. Understanding
6. Cheerful
7. Loving
8. Cute
9. Active
10. Dedicated

What about you?  How do you view yourself?

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5 Responses to “Self-Acceptance”

  1. charmingthemuse March 16, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    All this, and so much more, my dear. You should feel good that these are all the things you want your girls to be, too.

  2. ticklingthemuse March 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Okay, so I’m glad you listed “kind” as #1, as you are truly kind. I would’ve described you as vivacious, lover of life, crazy (in a good way), and more as well!!! You are a fantastic person!

  3. pursuingthemuse March 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    These are all true! My favorite is #12. Why don’t we, as women, appreciate the way we look more? You go, girl!

    • followingthemuse March 17, 2011 at 7:56 am #

      #12? I didn’t see #12 but the reply-comment, “the way we look” was on-target, I think. On that list was only one attribute that had to do with physical appearance and I found it charming. Cute, yes! I think it’s very difficult for many of us to compliment ourselves on our looks which is one area where the negative really pops up. (I used to always list “enthusiastic” as one of my positives, and it still is, but I rarely, if ever, acknowledged any positive physical feature.) Is it because we don’t want to appear vain or is it because we honestly see so little positives in our looks? When I used to stand alongside the slimmer, prettier gals in my younger days, knowing I was “enthusiastic” didn’t always pay off for me. Today, this older, overweight, underdone gal has been inspired to credit herself with some very interesting and terrific physical attributes –Now I’m ready to go out today and mingle with those slim, young friends of mine and hold my own! Thank you.

  4. pursuingthemuse March 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm #

    Oops! I meant #8 🙂

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