I’ve decided I need a little help to keep things going. I’ve been feeling bad, no energy, not enough sleep and feeling generally ill. This has kept me from blogging, twitter and drawing….things I normally enjoy. Not doing things I enjoy has left me feeling worse. It’s a lovely little cycle. To get back into the swing of things, I’ve been looking at those 30 day challenges a lot of bloggers do. There are sooo many on pinterest. A lot of them require photos of yourself, so I ruled those out. I started a few of them, but couldn’t really find one where I liked all the questions. A lot of them have silly questions. Do you really want to hear about what’s in my fridge? I guess I could make my own, but maybe that defeats the purpose of it being a challenge.
Anyway, I found some on self-esteem and mental health which I thought would be a good idea. As many of you know, self-esteem has always been an issue for me.
There are two versions, both originally from betterthandarkchocolate.tumblr.com (version 1 and version 2). I’m thinking my answers wont be very long, so I’ll answer two questions a day (one from each version), taking breaks for Share Your World and any other random inspirations. Feel free to join in. You can do it on your own blog or just write your answers in my comment box.
Here are the prompts:
30 Day Self-Esteem Challenge
A facial feature you like.
List 10 things that you love about yourself. (Physical or personality)
A physical feature you like.
List 5 things that make you smile or happy.
A part of your personality that you like.
What is one fear or goal that you would like to conquer?
A habit you have that you like.
What do you do to feel better when you’re having a bad day?
Something about the way you think that you like.
What’s your proudest accomplishment?
Something about the way you just are that you like.
What are some obstacles that are preventing you from accomplishing your goals? What will you do to overcome them?
When do you feel best about yourself?
Do you think you care too much about what others think? If so how can you change that?
The last time you smiled when someone complimented you. What was the compliment and why did you smile?
What is a food you enjoy that makes you feel good?
Something that you yourself do that makes you smile. Why?
Do you have genuine respect for yourself and who you are as an individual? and if so not how can you change that?
Why are you the way you are?
Are you happy with your “inner person”? If so why or why not?
Do you like the way you are? Why or why not?
Is your self talk like negative or positive? If it is negative what are some more positive ways to talk to yourself?
If you could change something about your personality, what would it be and why?
What’s the last thing you did that made you feel proud of yourself? Why did it make you feel this way?
What do you think of your smile?
Share about the last time you felt confident in yourself. Why did you feel that confident?
What do you think of your laugh?
Is there someone in your life who makes you feel good about yourself? If so how why?
Why do you think people are attracted to you, either friend-wise or romantically?
Do you like your personal appearance? If so why? If not what are some ways you could view yourself differently?
The last thing you did that made you smile.
Do you have make up, clothing or an accessory that makes you feel positive about yourself? If so what is it and why?
Another thing you like about yourself.
What do you do to feel calmer when you’re stressed?
The last thing you did that made you laugh.
Do you like the way you talk if so why? If not how can you view it more positively?
Is there a particular outfit/article of clothing/accessory you like on yourself? Why or why not?
Do you have an activity that makes you feel alive and good within yourself?
If you finish this challenge and still feel that your confidence is low, would you be willing to do it again? Why or why not?
Has your self esteem improved with doing this challenge? If so how?
When do you feel your most attractive? Why?
Name at least 5 things that you are good at.
What do you think others like about your personality?
Which of your skills or abilities to you pride yourself on?
What physical feature do others seem to find most attractive about you?
What is your ideal outcome of this challenge?
What is your definition of “beautiful”?
Do you compare yourself to others? How can you be more focused on yourself?
Do you often compliment other people?
If you met a person that was just like you, would you like them? If so why? If not how could you view with person more positively?
What is your favorite compliment to give and receive, and why?
When’s the last time you were too hard on yourself? What do you think you could have done to treat and comfort yourself instead?
Do you often accept compliments? If not, why?
What is the main barrier to you having positive self esteem? How can you break free from it?
Do you feel good about yourself today? Why or why not?
What do you consider to be healthy self esteem? Does this match the dictionary definition of healthy self esteem?
When you don’t feel good about yourself, what do you do to change that, if anything?
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?
Are you happy with yourself?
Rate your self esteem on a scale of 1-10? Has your self esteem improved?