Saturday, February 19, 2011

project31 - day 12 and 13

ooops...totally missed yesterday!! boo me! but we did have an incredibly FULL day yesterday and I couldn't imagine having fit a post in there too!! of those days!

So, here I am chasing my tail, trying to catch up!

12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.

There are several things that wear me out...some self-inflicted, others aren't. The one thing that immediately pops into my mind is that constant pressure to "measure up"...this one comes from within - my own insecurities - but is made worse by society's standards of all things I am: woman, wife, mum. I can't stand feeling like I am always falling short when it comes to society's standards...BUT, a good way for me to combat that would be to stop caring! I know...easier said than done!

Seriously, that's the biggest one for me...seems trivial, but it is something that I struggle with, which brings me to day 13...

13. Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.

I would L.O.V.E. to be able to be 100% fine with who God created me to me, as wife, as mother. Instead of always comparing myself to "her" and "her" and how "she's so...?" and I could never be like that. It's not, at all!! Something that helps me gain some perspective is when I imagine saying the things I do to myself to one of my girls...
I.WOULD.N.E.V.E.R.!!! I could NEVER!! So then why do I think/mentally say those things to myself??

Joyce Meyer says that it's scientifically proven that you believe the most of what you hear yourself say...not what your loving family and friends tell you over...and over...and over. But what you say to yourself!'s a challenge for you (and ME!) ...go now to your bathroom, look at yourself in the mirror and say - out loud, with a smile - I am gorgeous! I am a great wife/friend/woman. God is doing incredible things in me/through me. Great things are in-store. I am beautiful.

And the next time you begin to think something negative about yourself...STOP! RIGHT THEN! And reaffirm yourself with 5 positive thoughts! It's hard...but SO worth it!

That's something I am hoping/trying to change about myself...for the better!

there ya go...two days in one...and again no pictures :(

hope you're having a great weekend!


kelly ens said...

i can relate to these for sure! even picture-less, i'm thankful for these posts!

Niki said...

Yes, I can relate too, for sure!