A Self-Esteem Blogging Challenge

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.

my biggest fear

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

Day 1:
A facial feature you like.
List 10 things that you love about yourself. (Physical or personality)

Day 2:
A physical feature you like.
List 5 things that make you smile or happy.

Day 3:
A part of your personality that you like.
What is one fear or goal that you would like to conquer?

Day 4:
A habit you have that you like.
What do you do to feel better when you’re having a bad day?

Day 5:
Something about the way you think that you like.
What’s your proudest accomplishment?

Day 6:
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?

Day 7:
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?

Day 8:
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?

Day 9:
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?

Day 10:
Why are you the way you are?
Are you happy with your “inner person”? If so why or why not?

Day 11:
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?

Day 12:
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?

Day 13:
What do you think of your smile?
Share about the last time you felt confident in yourself. Why did you feel that confident?

Day 14:
What do you think of your laugh?
Is there someone in your life who makes you feel good about yourself? If so how why?

Day 15:
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?

Day 16:
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?

Day 17:
Another thing you like about yourself.
What do you do to feel calmer when you’re stressed?

Day 18:
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?

Day 19:
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?

Day 20:
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?

Day 21:
When do you feel your most attractive? Why?
Name at least 5 things that you are good at.

Day 22:
What do you think others like about your personality?
Which of your skills or abilities to you pride yourself on?

Day 23:
What physical feature do others seem to find most attractive about you?
What is your ideal outcome of this challenge?

Day 24:
What is your definition of “beautiful”?
Do you compare yourself to others? How can you be more focused on yourself?

Day 25:
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?

Day 26:
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?

Day 27:
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?

Day 28:
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?

Day 29:
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?

Day 30:
Are you happy with yourself?
Rate your self esteem on a scale of 1-10? Has your self esteem improved?

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44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dramallama85
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 15:14:21

    Good luck with your challenge, but sorry to hear you’ve been struggling. I’d much prefer to read about you than what is in your fridge!

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  2. NotAPunkRocker
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 16:00:09

    I don’t know if i can do this from a mental aspect, which seems counter intuitive, but that’s me. I may join in here and there. Thank you for sharing this, and I am sorry you haven’t been feeling any better recently.

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    • somberscribbler
      Jul 10, 2014 @ 18:06:09

      Thanks. It’s been a steady downward slide the last couple months. I’m hoping to pick myself up by making myself do the things I enjoy when I’m in a better state of mind. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Hayley
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 16:24:22

    Sorry to hear you’ve been struggling, hope the challenge helps! I might do the 2nd version, I’ve been trying to raise my self esteem lately but don’t think much has changed up to now.

    Reply

  4. weebluebirdie
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 18:24:14

    Do whatever it takes to build yourself back up. There are some interesting questions here. I probably couldn’t stick at it for 30 days, what with my issues with consistency and motivation!! I think I’d write it down in a notebook, something which can be kept close and referred to in moments of gloom. Good luck 🙂

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  5. ihstreet
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 19:22:48

    First, I love the drawing accompanying this post. And I’m sorry you’ve been struggling; I went through a long period where there really was nothing I enjoyed or looked forward to. An idea akin to, but distinct from self-esteem is self-compassion (look up Kristen Neff); it’s one idea that really helped me: http://www.self-compassion.org/what-is-self-compassion/the-three-elements-of-self-compassion.html

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  7. somberscribbler
    Jul 11, 2014 @ 08:55:57

    Thank you for your kind words. I have heard good things about self-compassion. Thanks for the info. I’ll look into it some more. 🙂

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  16. purpleshadowhunter
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 22:41:32

    Sorry to hear you are struggling but I totally understand and I guess I’m in sort of the same spot as you.My health has cause brain fog and confusion which yeah lead to being depressed so I haven’t read as much as I usually do the last 6 months and I had to decrease the amount of blog tours I participate in because there are some days I don’t even make it online or read.

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    • somberscribbler
      Jul 20, 2014 @ 08:56:31

      Im sorry you are struggling too. The brain fog can be pretty nasty. It makes me feel worse too. This low has lasted pretty long for me, so I’m trying to dig myself out. So far, it’s not working. I hope you have a few tricks up your sleeve to help you through.

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  38. Doctor Oz 5-htp
    Aug 19, 2014 @ 14:16:56

    I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter
    a blog that’s equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is something too few men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy I came across this in my hunt for something concerning this.

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