Monday, August 19, 2013

"I like me" Mondays...

Today is the start of something new.  I've decided to do a weekly feature called: "I like me" Mondays.

I often suffer from über self consciousness, minor body dysmorphia and general dissatisfaction with my appearance.  Sometimes I feel great, confident and pretty, but quite often I nit pick myself and focus on flaws (real & perceived).  I am very uncomfortable when people notice me or give me a compliment (even my husband) and I generally laugh it off wondering if they are seeing the same thing I do. When I catch a glimpse of a reflection in passing or see a picture, sometimes the thought is "I look pretty good", which is progress, but my body issues still need some work.

Something came to me the other day, maybe if I make a concerted effort to highlight things I like about myself, I might make some progress toward feeling better about myself overall.  

Even writing this makes me anxious.  What are people going to think? Will they think I just want to toot my own horn? That I'm fishing for compliments? Gah! I will seriously make myself crazy worrying what other people are thinking. At this point I'm willing to risk it though because I'm tired of feeling "less than".

So, for this weeks installment, I have decided to highlight my calves, since I like them :)

Getting a "selfie" of my calf was not the easiest thing lol. There was much hilarity involved in getting a good shot. Try it. I dare you. 

My question to you: What do you like about yourself? I want to hear! It can be a physical attribute or something else entirely. Lets celebrate the things we like about ourselves today!


Jeanette said...

I like this idea and think its great you are doing it - I have similar self consciousness and pretty severe body dysmorphia when I look in the mirror - I often force myself to post pictures of myself to get a reality check!

Jess @ PaleoJess said...

Tiff that's a great idea! I'm not sure about what I like...hmmmm is it really bad if I can't think of a body part that's likeable?! I like my ability to jump in and help people in need.

Jess @ PaleoJess said...

And way to go and those killer calves! I'd be impressed if I had them too :)

Jenny @ Paleofoodiekitchen said...

I like your sexy calves, i'm jealous! Does having a strong core count as a physical feature? :) I can say that's what I like about my body!

Tiffany said...

@Jess- that's a great thing to like about yourself!
@Jenny- a strong core is fantastic!
@Jeanette- taking pictures helps me too!

Thanks ladies for the responses! I think it's important to start focusing on the positive and what we like about ourselves, instead of being negative all the time. I don't want my daughters to ever feel this way about themselves. Lets be proud of who we are!!