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Title: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Vrizzy on August 20, 2015, 12:27:07 AM
Well, some of us if not most of us probably struggle with self-esteem and I've heard that saying positive things about yourself can actually boost that. Trying to think about things you like about yourself will maybe help you to see what you actually do like about yourself!

The minimum is five things but you can do more than that. ^^

I'll go first:


Your turn!  :hug:
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: woodsgnome on August 20, 2015, 08:40:14 AM
...strong sense of empathy
 .wonder/imagination
.creative flair
...mindfulness
...idiosyncratic/independent
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Dutch Uncle on August 20, 2015, 09:18:28 AM
- being straightforward (being quiet/listening when I can't be comes with that territory)
- inquisitive ("inquiring/curious minds want to know")
- perseverance
- "down to earth"
- I'm an outdoor man. Could well be outdoors in a city though.
- I like a good laugh.

- Since many times people have told me I'm a great 'presenter', I guess I should put "good advertiser/speaker" or something to that effect here. I like doing it, I've been a guide and presented several projects I (we) have been working on to the public. Personally I don't feel it's very special. But a dear friend once told me, in a very pervasive manner: "Don't brush this off! You may think it doesn't mean much, but it's a rare gift you have!"
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Vrizzy on August 20, 2015, 03:31:36 PM
Those are wonderful things that you are able to see in yourselves!  :hug: Woodgnome, creativity is fun to have because you can see things in ways other people can't! So you can come up with ideas sometimes! And Dutch Uncle, laughter is the best medicine as the saying goes!

Um I'll add five more since I have been struggling a bit...

~I am a good artist
~I am good with animals
~I am loyal
~I can sing well
~I can understand things that are sometimes hard for most to understand (part of having Asperger's)
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: KayFly on August 20, 2015, 03:37:46 PM
I'm creative
I'm talented
I'm funny
I like to help people
I'm strong
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Vrizzy on August 21, 2015, 01:47:47 AM
I agree with that, especially the last one! :hug:
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: JohnnyBoy on August 21, 2015, 04:28:23 AM
hmmm having a very hard time with this one right now..........

good with my hands
honest
hardworking
caring

eh....all I can manage is four http://outofthefog.net/C-PTSD/forum/Smileys/classic/cry.gif
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Vrizzy on August 27, 2015, 10:54:07 PM
I'm sending you a virtual hug.  :hug: I am sure there is way much more to like about you! I hope you are feeling better as soon as possible!
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: JohnnyBoy on August 29, 2015, 05:04:59 AM
awww thank you, I'm feeling alittle better, found out some amazng things at work, or scary whichever way you look.

I found another

I'm a very fast worker when I want to be.
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: serkinglight on August 29, 2015, 02:04:01 PM
talented
kind
open-minded
creative (once you scratch the surface)
egalitarian (not snobby)
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Lifecrafting on August 29, 2015, 05:19:42 PM
This is a good idea, Vrizzy!

1. I have a positive outlook in most situations.
2. I have a good work ethic.
3. I am inquisitive.
4. I am considerate of others.
5. I think creatively in situations that seem to be anything but creative.
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: DaisyMae on August 30, 2015, 12:22:46 AM
I just had to do this assignment in Group therapy.  Love everyone's lists.  There are so many caring, talented, smart people at OOTS.  The 5 things I like about myself are:

1) I am a Good Listener
2) I am Empathetic
3) I am Open-Minded; see the Big Picture
4) I am Honest
5) I love to laugh (except at clowns) - Laughter is the best medicine and it helps to lessen the sadness, hopelessness.
lol  :wave:
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Lifecrafting on August 30, 2015, 12:39:42 AM
Nothing to do with me, I would like to tell you that I think you are really great for creating this positive place. Thank you, Vrizzy!
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: JohnnyBoy on August 30, 2015, 12:50:27 AM


   well the smileys aren't wanting to work so Ill just type *yeahthat
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: DaisyMae on August 30, 2015, 04:00:47 AM
Yes, thank you Vrizzy! ;D  This is a wonderful, positive thread that you started.  It is an excellent place for all of us to help to define our sense of self and work on the path of recovery.  To keep our minds off of the past and work to move forward.

DaisyMae  :hug:
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Vrizzy on August 30, 2015, 08:31:00 PM
<squees> Thanks friends! I just thought it would help to look at things about yourself that are positive and that you like. It's helped me with my self-esteem to an extent! :)
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: blues_cruise on September 09, 2015, 05:26:32 PM
This is a wonderful thread.  ;D

1. I love 80s sci-fi movies, the cheesier the better.
2. I have green fingers and know a few things about plants.
3. I am hard working.
4. I am kind
5. I look after my pets very well
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: JohnnyBoy on September 10, 2015, 05:07:40 AM
Hmmmm

1. * I done forgot what I was gonna put lol......I'm good with electrical theory and running wire (one of only a handful who can measure by eye ...without measuring tape.)
2. I'm getting mentally and physically stronger
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Boatsetsailrose on October 31, 2015, 09:51:57 PM
5 things I like about me

I have lost 3 stone this yr - 42 lbs
I am caring
Good sense of humour
Fun
Down to earth
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Wife#2 on May 19, 2016, 07:09:10 PM
* I can be silly (I consider this a virtue)
* I am a good writer / storyteller
* I have deep empathy
* I'm a good mother (but I could be much, much better)
* Even when I feel like hiding, I'll face people/things that feel unpleasant
* I can keep secrets (Ok, that's 6, but hey, I figured I'd keep going since this is a good minute)

And, Boatsetsailrose - I think I found one of your lost stone!
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: LookInside on July 20, 2016, 11:21:07 PM
I'm strong, I persevere, i work really hard, I set boundaries, I act with integrity.
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: moony on August 10, 2016, 12:18:24 AM
I have a good sense of humor
I have excellent style and color sense
I am actively working on improving myself (and succeeding!)
I am a gentle and kind hearted person
I don't give up!
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: ~Lapis-Lazuli~ on September 29, 2016, 05:06:53 AM
1. My artistic ability
2. My dark sense of humor
3. My Asperger's makes me unique
4. I am loyal (Even though relationships are hard for me, and I feel like I don't have energy for them, you better believe that I will stick up for you.)
5. I am a nerd!
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: radical on September 29, 2016, 05:33:37 AM
1. My curiosity about all sorts of things
2. My sensitivity, particularly to other people's feelings
3. I can laugh at myself
4. I like people who are a bit different, and I'm  bit different
5. I stand up for others when i feel they are being treated unkindly or unfairly, lately I've started standing up for myself
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: TwinCinema on November 08, 2016, 03:37:59 AM
1. People feel comfortable confiding in me, even if they haven't known me for very long.
2. Eclectic taste in pop-culture.
I like that I have room in my library for everything from foul-mouthed punk to Muppets soundtracks.
3. I have a knack for performance. Theatre, improv, stand-up, I even hosted two weekly radio shows at college last semester.
I discount that about myself a lot, but apparently not everyone feels comfortable putting themselves out there like that,
4. Genial, goofy sense of humor
5. Compassion for those who aren't considered "popular" or "cool".
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: sanmagic7 on November 18, 2016, 09:09:55 PM
i'm a 60's flower child/hippie soul
i'm giving
i laugh loudly and easily
i believe in the Magic
i'm a wonderful and loyal friend

 
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Blueberry on May 12, 2017, 05:35:20 PM
1. when I've had a hard / down phase, I pick up the pieces of me or my life again and get going again
2. I'm kind to animals (except mosquitos, and flies in my kitchen etc)
3. I'm a helpful person (so long as I'm not behaving co-dependently that's a good thing)
4. I have a good sense of humour
5. I'm good at re-motivating unmotivated children to learn
6. I'm good at breaking information down to teach it in minute steps to developmentally-delayed children, and good at teaching kinesthetically to those who can't learn in a 'normal' academic way
7. I mostly taught myself how to do points 5. and 6. - this wasn't what I studied.
8. I took part in some wild plant/flower excursions, took the time to practise and assimilate the knowledge and now know what I can pick and eat in the wild (or in the garden LOL)
9. I'm making progress in many ways
10. I'm discovering and working more and more with and on my creativity
11. I have a strong sense of justice and fairness
12. I can apologise (I used not to be able to)
13. my critical-thinking skills
14. I'm compassionate for those who have suffered or are in a bad way AND I don't always let that detract from myself / treat myself badly in comparison / give these other people more than I'm giving myself
15. At the moment I like the roll of fat on my stomach, I like the feel of it, and to feel it with my hand.
16. I'm courageous. I feel lots of courage expressing point 15. openly
17. Somewhere deep within me I have the answers, the solutions to my psychological problems, or the healing tools for this injury called  C-PTSD

I didn't think I would get beyond point 4, but it all started flowing once I allowed myself to turn the non-verbal feelings behind points 5 and 6 into words and write them down.
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: SunBear on May 15, 2017, 02:03:36 PM
I like my green eyes
I like that I have gone back to colouring my hair any colour I want to, (currently looks like a refresher, all orange and pink and tangy) and I like that I'm taking real good care of my hair too to do so.
My wonder of the world (big and small)  - Its a beautiful place to explore and I love that quality about me.
I like that I give back to the planet as much as I possible can right now.
I really like my freckles.
I like me a lot more since I've started recovery.

what a nice post to post in, thank you  :cheer:

Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: CherryBlossom on July 31, 2017, 03:42:12 AM
This is very difficult.   

I know a little about a lot of things - and that can be useful.
I am loyal.
I am caring to others.
I have tremendous love for my children.
I can cook with the herbs from my potted herb garden.

This was VERY hard.    I don't think I like myself.  I think I'm depressed.   Thank you for this post.    I will keep working on me.
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: faith on November 08, 2017, 01:50:26 PM
Great post! We all need to find things we like and appreciate about ourselves everyday!
1. I am a caring and extremely empathetic person.
2. I love my family and take very good care of them.
3. I have been a great mother.
4. I am honest.
5. I am loyal.
6. I am faithful.
7. I love animals. Mine are so wonderful!
My deepest desire is that everyone hurt by abuse would be made whole again :cheer:
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Rainagain on November 11, 2017, 02:19:29 PM
1. Strength and determination
2 compassion and empathy
3 kindness
4 protective brave physically strong
6 attention to detail......oops!
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Elphanigh on November 26, 2017, 10:32:37 PM
This is difficult, but I feel the need to try this today. I found this thread when I needed it, I guess.

1. I am kind, and full of ability to care/nurture
2. I get enthusiastic about many things
3. I am passionate and full of fire
4. I like my blue eyes
5. I am strong
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: AphoticAtramentous on November 27, 2017, 09:22:08 AM
#1. I have a bunch of creative hobbies.
#2. I feel happy when I'm helping others.

And I don't have three others. lol I tried.
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: songbirdrosa on November 27, 2017, 10:42:25 AM
1. I try my best to be kind
2. I'm very creative and I can sing
3. I'm highly intelligent
4. My hair gets a really pretty golden red shine in sunlight
5. I'm determined
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: blackaltis07 on November 28, 2017, 03:03:45 PM
This is a great thread, I wish I had come acrosss this sooner.

1. I am intelligent. Especially when it comes to anything related to computers and how they work.
2. I am resourceful.
3. I am a good father to my little girl.
4. I am creative.
5. I have to make a conscious effort to remind myself of this one as often as possible, but I am resilient.
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: memorex on April 14, 2018, 03:04:09 PM
1. My creative or artistic side.
2. My self caring side that is fairly new to me, but is growing.
3. My financial independence, after so long having it used to control me by the FOO
4. The moment, and my use of it-I havent yet mastered living in it, but I can sometimes, and it does help calm things for me
5. My ability to journal or post on this forum, and how it sometimes helps

Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: kdke on April 19, 2018, 08:59:48 PM
One of the things my therapist pointed out to me that I do when saying something nice about myself is that it always comes with a caveat lol. Like, "Yeah I'm smart, but maybe not really  :blahblahblah:" So I'm gonna give this a go...

Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Slim on May 29, 2018, 10:04:30 AM
1. Trying to look after my health
2. I have a feww good skills with music
3. I can help others in small ways.
4. Hate myself far less than before
5. I keep going to my therapist
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: kdke on July 23, 2018, 05:34:09 PM
1. I am compassionate and empathetic
2. I am very resilient
3. I am very creative
4. I am pretty friggin' weird  ;D
5. I have pretty hands
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: milk on September 21, 2018, 01:38:41 PM
I love this - thank you  :hug:

The feel of my skin
Being able to connect with anyone when I smile
Having the ability to stretch my body deeply (flexible)
Photographic memory
My voice  *its calming to others, I have been told; I use it to self soothe
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Boatsetsailrose on December 16, 2018, 06:14:57 AM
1 my gentle spirit
2 humourous nature
3 the growth i have achieved
4 strength of character
5 creative gifts and skills
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: DandelionCrown on January 29, 2019, 04:50:49 AM
1. I'm dedicated-- I work hard and I don't give up.
2. I'm a good listener
3. I've had the strength to make it this far and set myself up for success.
4. I've written 4 full length manuscripts, and I'm not even 20 years old.
5. I'm a good leader and teacher.
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: WideSargassoSea on February 04, 2019, 05:04:01 PM
1.Im creative
2.I care about others and our world
3.I do my best
4.Im learning to value myself and care for myself
5.Im learning to reach out (gradually!)
Title: Re: Five things I like about myself
Post by: Sasha on November 01, 2019, 08:07:25 PM
Resilient
Creative
Caring
Self-aware
Practical