Positive Vibes

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So when I first started slicing for the March Challenge, I titled my blog “Work in Progress” . How true this statement is for me and it means so many different things. Working on my writing, and trying to continue with it regularly. (I suck at it lately…) Working on my relationships and being the best mom and wife I can be. Working on finding balance between work, home, family, friends, Brayden’s activities, finding time for myself, etc. and also working on accepting myself and just being comfortable in my own skin. (Not always easy for me.)

My husband told me recently that I was too hard on myself, and truth is he’s right!Β I am, and it doesn’t take much for me to start down that road of negative self-talk/thinking. I am bloated, I look tired/, old, whatever. He tells me I look nice and I reply with I feel fat, or I’m disgusting or no, I don’t. Look at the dark circles under my eyes. It is out of my mouth before I even realize it. Β So not the easiest thing to admit about yourself, especially since you’re not even sure why or how it began. I am healthy, strong, and have a job that I love and that I’m good at. I have a wonderful husband and son, great friends, and a pretty good life. I try to be positive and kind to others so why don’t I give myself the same respect? I am not sure. I do know that it is something I need to work on

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8 thoughts on “Positive Vibes

  1. You told some hard truths here, about being too hard on yourself. What are your gifts, your unique aspects? Oh – you’re a writer – that’s huge! To finish a piece at all is a great accomplishment. You have a man who loves you – what a sweet husband, to boost you that way! – and you’re a MOM. We tend to spread ourselves far too thin. We try to hard to be perfect in all that we do, when really, we just need to BE. Your words here are actually a great comfort to me – and no doubt to others. Just remember to save a little piece of you for you – don’t give all of you away! – and nurture that precious little piece. πŸ™‚

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  2. I feel like you just described me and we don’t even know each other. I think I’m a work in progress too. Trying to balance all parts of life and I, too, am very hard on myself. I’m good at radiating positivity to others and certain situations, but am working on it with myself. I’m also learning how to take compliments – apparently this is a work in progress too. Thanks for sharing this slice – It has got me thinking about what things I need to work on too. We can journey together πŸ™‚

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  3. Keep it simple. I used to tell my students when someone compliments you, just look at the person, smile and say thank you. πŸ™‚

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  4. These are such important thoughts, I feel like you speak for a lot of women that have negative self talk and are constantly comparing themselves with others. Have you read anything by Brene’ Brown? She’s amazing!

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