Self-Love and Small Victories

Fellow Lunatics,

I haven’t updated in a really long time and I apologize. I’ve gone through some big changes this past year and it’s been really tough to do anything except survive.

I’ve been seeing this post going around Facebook the past month or so that I really like. Paraphrased badly: “Tell me one thing about yourself you’re proud of.” I love this post, even though it took me figuratively forever to decide what ‘one thing’ I’m proud of. I think this is a great reminder that we need to occasionally dwell on ourselves and try to approach ourselves really positively. What’s something you’ve done that you’re proud of? It doesn’t even have to be a big something. You got out of bed today? Gold star!

The sad truth is, when your accomplishment is really small, almost no one is going to celebrate it with you. Maybe instead of keeping a list of all the things we need to do and watching it grow day after day after day, we should be keeping lists of all the things we’ve done. Small steps are still movement, any growth is still growth; even if it’s weeds, it’s still life.

β€œIt’s really not so good to have time. Rush, scramble, desperation, this missed, that left behind, those others too big to fit into such a small space–that’s the way life was meant to be. You’re supposed to be too late for some things. Don’t worry about it.”  – Peter S. Beagle

If I could take this quote and somehow carve it onto my soul, I would. I’m a person who’s always in a rush to go nowhere, if that makes any sense. I think we all could use a little reminder that we can’t be on time for everything. The little voice in your head telling you that you suck is always going to be there 24/7 for the rest of your life. There are always going to be people willing to tell you that you suck in a million different ways. Don’t let those voices be the only ones you hear.

At least for the next month, I’m challenging myself to post one positive thing per day. Whether it’s about me, something I like, or something I’m involved with. With so many negative voices surrounding us, sometimes we need to be our own positive, even when it’s really hard.

Speaking of that, I’ll start this off by saying I have sat on this post for over a week because it turns out thinking of positive things about yourself is great in theory but in practice it turns into thinking of stuff around you and going into a slump. So, I guess, for today my positive about me is that I pushed through that and I did the thing!

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In conclusion, being positive about yourself may be one of the hardest things for you and believe me, I am right there with you. For the next month, (and longer if I can keep it up) every post I make is going to include something positive I think about myself. (Even if they take forever for me to think of and I really struggle with it.) I believe in you. You can do the thing. And make sure to remember that sometimes you’re your own tiny potato. Go do the thing.

xoxo,

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