The Ability to Cope and
Face Challenges Head On
I have had the chance to learn and to get to know more about myself on this journey of self! I did not realize that confidence is more than just being confident with myself. I am learning that coming from and living from a confident place within myself and my whole being opens many doors! It makes such a difference in my power and my strength. I have the ability to cope, face challenges and make changes! It certainly helps my perspective in living my life from a good and positive mind set.
My Extroverted Self
I am not a true extrovert or a true introvert, but have a bit of both in me!
Extrovert: A person who is energized by being around other people.
I do need human conversation and socialization! I am friendly and outgoing, but I need to be around other people to be this way at times. I enjoy being around people as long as the group of people is not too big! I am pretty good with small talk if the person is not a complete stranger to me. Then my social skills are put to the test and I hope I do not make a fool of myself!
I love being around strong women, especially when we just get each other too! I need good, positive communication, interaction and connection with other people, especially with the women in my life. It is about building each other up and not breaking each other down, including myself. I just feel more confident as a person when I am around people who are comfortable in who they are!
My Introverted Self
Introvert: A person who is energized by being alone
and whose energy is drained by being around other people.
My mom instilled and inspired me to be an inner thinker and explorer! She knew it would do me good to be alone with myself. She knew I needed down time to rest, relax and recharge my batteries. She also knew I did not have a medium button!
I am doing some work as an adult now! I am working on my social skills, especially communication, interaction and connection. I am working on reigning in and dealing with my emotions, feelings and thoughts. I still need time to myself to take care of myself, my needs and my whole being!
My Confident Self
I am a confident person, however; there are times I do not use my confidence to my benefit! I also need to believe and trust in myself more. Sometimes my confidence gets me into trouble though! I get the ego and the attitude going a little too much for my own good. I am learning to find that balance!
Ways I Boost My Confident Self!
- Taking Control of My Choices and My Decisions.
- Learning to Pick My Battles.
- Being a Better Communicator and Listener.
- Learning to Cope Better In ALL Aspects of My Life.
- Living From Within and From A Place of Love.
I really try to make those choices and decisions that make me feel good every day! I consider and weigh the pros and cons. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that I am doing good things for myself! It gives me a sense of happiness and joy. I am nurturing and nourishing myself, my needs and my whole being!
I own my self worth and I am enough! I do not want to feed into the negative talk and be critical of myself. I do not want to be around people who are negative and not fun to be around. I choose to be loving, kind and compassionate to myself!
My Complimentary Self
I am still a work in progress when it comes to accepting compliments and giving compliments! Why do I turn compliments into the negative or even an insult at times? I am discovering a smile and a simple “thank you” goes a long way in receiving a compliment! What a difference that makes in my interactions with other people. Now to working on giving compliments to other people way more than I already do!
How about giving compliments to myself! I think it is perfectly fine to like/love myself and who I am. I do not consider myself selfish or even bragging about myself. I DO consider it important to own my confidence along with my values and my image from the inside out. I want to feel good about ME; myself and my whole being!
(Photos by RSheridan)