It's also been a good reminder to me, that it's okay to feel sad, anxious, lonely, unconfident. Sometimes bad things happen that are not our fault, and it can really hurt to experience the aftermath of these things, but even if we can't change the
past, there are little things we can do now to look after ourselves better and be in a better position to change things tomorrow. I'm just repeating cliches here probably, but this site has reminded me of the need to just not be so harsh on myself..
and maybe to not be afraid of being brave sometimes. :) *hugs* to anyone who reads this, anyhow.
Big hugs and take care x
Look after yourself Natalia <3
A lot of beauty and wisdom in your post. It's a celebration of kindness and connection, acceptance and present moment awareness. There's gratitude and self-compassion. These are all beautiful qualities we can continue cultivating on or off MP. Be well
Thank you for the hugs Pandas, and thanks for commenting, Ali, Cindy, Love. Your words means a lot, thank you. You take care, too, all of you. Xx :)
Thanks Jeff, Cindy, Lou and Garry :)
it is okay to be vulnerable, to feel anxious when uncertainties arise.
Thanks Binky and Love. x
sleepy and a bit lonely here, too! That's why I'll go to bed, to escape the loneliness. Being tired makes everything worse.
Thanks, L. *Hugs for you too* I agree, being tired sucks. Sleep is good :)
Getting a good rest does help, definitely
Yet feel like it is driving me mad sometimes. I spend a lot of time getting dressed almost every day because I often feel my clothes make me look bad. Then I end up feeling so drained sometimes
because I can't wear anything without feeling like I'm just not quite right, or good enough. Then I end up feeling mega selfish for thinking about myself so much. Plus I end up neglecting my physical
and social needs, which is silly of me. I'm working on my shopping habits at the moment, trying to get some new clothes, but it's hard to get the balance right between what clothes I like
and what actually looks and feels good altogether. Whenever I try and tell people about it, they seem to think it's pretty trivial, but it upsets me more than anyone seems to realise.
I simply don't have many clothes I can comfortably wear, because I have isolated myself for years, whether because of bullying incidents or introversion or just finding it hard to be social.
It's not a good mix. Not sure what else I can do, other than keep working on improving my wardrobe. Want to find ways to improve my confidence but it's hard to exercise a muscle when it is so fatigued.
Hi Natalie. Sound really difficult not being comfortable in your own skin and worrying about being judged. Not
Not sure if changing the wardrobe helps or perhaps working on the confidence to be happy in your appearance is the key to your happiness?
Thanks for commenting, Noel. Not sure yet, I'll try to work on both. Just not sure how to work on confidence yet. I want to start volunteering soon to get out more. It's been hard for me at uni. I just wish there were some little things I could do.
You're welcome Natalie. I think working of confidence is hard. I find I am vain about my appearance but not always confident in the company of others. I am more confident when I am liking myself (reflected in my Panda score)
Sorry auto correct changed your name Natalia
Feeling comfortable in your clothes and looking nice can really help give you a boost. It's not something to rely on long term, but a great way to start.
Thanks everyone for the hugs and comments. Xx
Thanks Ari ♥
Thanks for the hugs x
Thanks for the hug, Jeff. x
Look after yourself dear Natalia - know it's not always easy x
Thanks for the hug, Cindy. I'll try :)
Thanks for the hugs ♥
Thanks for the hugs. Xx