I Love Being Me – And You Should Love Being You
Believe it or not, had I had to write this post last year I would not have been able to come up with more than three reasons why I love being me.
I did not love myself. I was self-critical and my own worst enemy. Nothing will bring you down quicker than berating yourself.
It was around this time last year I started considering putting down my thoughts into writing and possibly starting a blog! Well, what a difference a year can make! I started my blog in November 2015 and started sharing my content in February 2016!
Writing has given me the chance to learn a lot about myself, so here are the five fabulous reasons why I love being me.
1. I Am A Great Mom
I love being me because whilst I am not the perfect mom, I know I am a great mom.
Being a mother is the best thing in the world. I know every mom says so – well, it’s true!
Our family has tons of fun together, great moments and continue to create memories for our little happy family of three.
When I was pregnant, I suffered a lot of anxiety and worry, sleepless nights about not succeeding in being the absolute perfect mother. My little one has taught me that I didn’t have to be.
It’s rare for a mom to never experience self-doubt. Yes, arming yourself with information is useful. Do you agree that too much expert advice can lead you into the trap of believing that there is only one right way to do things?
You in turn start believing that if you’re not doing things that one particular way, your kids will suffer the consequences of your actions…..the perfect recipe for mother’s guilt.
I have accepted the fact that I cannot be a perfect mom, and I am OK with that.
Being a great mom, having my son healthy, happy and loving me back is enough for me.
Suggestion for a new mom? “Read your baby, not your baby book”
2. I Am Responsible For My Own Happiness
My outlook on life literally changed after I learned this. I had in the past always relied on other people to make me happy. Friends, family…everyone.
Happiness is earned and created. When you take action by changing your thoughts and mindset into daily positive affirmations, you are telling yourself that your life is worth fighting for. You are taking responsibility for your life.
My advice to you?Keep this quote close to your heart. Happiness is not only a habit, but a choice.
“Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it.”Click To Tweet
3. I Am Well Traveled
It has been amazing that I have been able to travel since I was 3 years old. I have visited so many countries and cities, lived in 8 countries, and speak 4 languages.
Pretty impressive right? Tooting my horn? YUP! Toot toot! Once in a while it is good to do so, build up self confidence.
If you are open to it, travel will open your mind to new experiences and people while broadening your mind. It will make you a more well-rounded human being. Which is really the goal, isn’t it?
I love being me because traveling has allowed me to learn about different cultures and ways of life. Visiting different destinations has helped me to grow as a person, understand different perspectives and most of all – people.
4. I Am Vulnerable
Being vulnerable means to show yourself to others completely without holding back for fear of rejection or judgment. Here are my strengths, here are my weaknesses, take me as I am.
Most of the time, we look for it in others but hide from it in ourselves.
Vulnerability can make you more susceptible to hurt and disappointment, true, but only then can we show our real and authentic self.
I love being me because embracing vulnerability has been a great experience for me.
I work on myself daily and it is opening up many doors for me.
5. I Am Unique
This is my favourite of my five reasons of why I love being me.
I no longer conform to what the media says I should look like or what people think I should be doing in and with my life.
'Why fit in when you were born to stand out?' - Dr. Seuss 'Click To Tweet
I am unique, my own person. There is no one person on planet earth that is exactly like me.
Yes, a lot of people are similar, share the same interests or experiences, but they are not me and I am not them.
My uniqueness and special qualities such as being loyal, a good friend, advice giver and listener (not bragging , LOL) sets me apart from others, and that is something to be proud of.
Standing out from the crowd is a good thing. Embrace life and savour the great moments in it.
Do you love being you? What makes you great, unique and special?
Please share with me one, three, or even five fabulous reasons why you love being you in the comments section below!