Day 29: What do you think of your teeth and your smile? Do you like them and if so, why? If not, how can you view them more positively?
I used to love my teeth. When I was young I had them capped due to issues I had when I slept, but the caps started to chip a few years back. I need to get them done again, but my dentist is pushing every procedure but it.Sigh.
I used to sing and I used to have a big toothy smile, but now not so much.
My face is the first thing people usually noticed about me and yes i do have teeth problems, but majority are in the back of my mouth. I’m very apprehensive about the whole thing. I hate pain, and many times my teeth hurt
Day 30 Validation is important to our self-esteem. Do others encourage you? If not, what are some ways that you can ask them to so your self-esteem.
My family does help and those who read my writing and blog. . That comment really help my self esteem. It feels like a confirmation that I’m meant to be writing. (Esspecially when I have those who thinks it’s unstable and I’m wasting time writing too much.)
I give myself goals and rewards for myself.
Day 31. Rate your self-esteem on a scale of 1-10?
It was -5 on my lowest day, but currently I’m at 7.
Has your self-esteem improved?
I have learned about myself. I’ve also learned that I am valuable. My sleep issues make my depression and anxiety feel bigger than they are.
I’m sorry, but due time issues and sleep problems I’ve put the last four days together.
Day 19: Do you have an activity that makes you feel alive and good within yourself?
2. Playing with Cats
4 playing games: SIM or jeopardy
Day 20: Has your self-esteem improved with doing this challenge? If so, how?
I learned I’m stronger than I thought. I can find the good in me if I just tried a bit more.
I would answer more, but I’ve been fighting sleep issues
Day 21: Name at least 5 things that you are good at.
5. Managing. . . Schedules, planning , to-do lists
Day 22: Which of your skills or abilities do you pride yourself on?
I am proud of this skills
My cat care
My scheduling and list making skills
Day 18: Do you like the way you talk? If so, why? If not, how can you view it more positively?
If you know me, I can swear and I’m not pc. (I Wil not cuss around those I know don’t like it or if I have to sound professional.) However I am so honest that many people stop asking questions. . .if you don’t want to hear the truth, don’t ask me.
I can’t be blunt, but whether people want to hear, sometimes they need to hear.
I try to be positive when I think and talk, I just find negative people trying to burst my bubble
Day 17: What do you do to feel calmer when you’re stressed?
Things I do to calm down
1. Talk a walk
2. Listen to music
3. Blog or diary about it
4. Post on 7 cups
5. Get a listener on 7 cups
6. Pet a cat
7. Take a bath
8. Get a massage
9. Bake or cook
10. Watch you tube
Day 16: Do you have makeup, clothing or an accessory that makes you feel positive about yourself? If so, what is it and why does it?
I don’t wear make up.
- I hate dress up.
- Heels would kill my ankles. (I own one pair of shoes and two pairs of slippers)
I dress for comfort. I love my jeans or sweats and my baggy tee shirts.
I feel the most like myself with a pen and paper or in front of a computer. (Or in a kitchen)
Day 15: Do you like your personal appearance? If so, why? If not, what are some ways you could view yourself differently?
My body has always been an up and down issue with me. I’ve always been a larger, curvy girl. My legs are 90% muscle, (cannot be pinched) because of the sports I was in and even now I walk whenever I can. My behind or stomach are my problem areas when they are the last to get slimmer, sigh.
I’m not into dressing up, make up or heel. I’m into comfort: jeans and tee shirts. (It’s hard for me to any skirt, blouse or dress that I like or feel good in. My weight with heels, ah, no, no no.)
As for my face, I’ve always had a youthful, cute face. I love my high cheek bones, bottom of the lake blue eyes, and a nice smile. (I get comments on my eyes.) My hair is fine but greasy , I have dyed it in all colors but green, and I usually gave it in a pony tail. (The back of my neck gets hot fast.) My teeth need extra care, but over I’m not bad.
It just depends on my mood in how I see myself, on a good day I see myself as 7 (minus health issues.) On a bad day . . . a -2.
I am hard on myself, and I am my worst enemy. (I’ve gotten more compliments than insults on my personal ads, and yet the insult seem to sting longer.)