Question… What do you really think of yourself?
Do you love yourself? Do you think highly of yourself? Are you pleased with the way you think, act, speak, and look? Seriously, do you like the things that make you who you are?
I am asking because I recently had to ask myself those questions and when I thought about it, I kind of shrieked a bit! I am really big right now in getting to know myself and I was wondering if you know how important that is for us all. Yes, getting to know you is a long, drawn-out mission that is going to take you the rest of your life…it is, after all, part of the reason we are here.
How we see ourselves is a big part of what tells us how happy, frustrated, angry, or pleased we are in general.
We are complicated people, but do not give up on getting to know yourself! I mean, who wants to just wake up and float through life, not standing for anything, or having a goal to push through and live out their dreams. I am all about going for and doing what you love. What is the saying? “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” That is my goal. God wakes me up every morning…my dreams are what get me out of bed to chase them in order to live a beautiful life and leave a legacy for my children. If you do not know yourself, waking up is probably a chore and eventually, you will dim your inner fire, that thing that gets you out of bed.
I don’t know about you, but I wanna know myself…everything! I want to understand what makes me tick so that I can make the choices that get me to a place of happiness and I can have a fulfilled life. I am still working on getting to know myself like I said, it is going to take a lifetime. I am learning that what has been helping me grow the most has been spending time alone. It is something that I need to do more often. I know…yeah, yeah, that does sound cliche, but seriously, it’s a must-do!
Are you even comfortable being alone?
I know a few people that cannot stand to be alone. They have to have company until they fall asleep, they have to be on the phone with someone, in a room talking with someone, almost like they can’t stand the thought of spending time with the most important person in their lives…them.
Are you comfortable with just doing your own thing? just being alone…with just you and your thoughts? Sounds kind of dangerous depending on who you are I’m sure but alone time is BOMB! It affords you the opportunity to really get to know you, while you are being your authentic self.
When we spend time with other people, we adjust who we are. We may not realize that that is what we are doing, but we do, even if it is ever so slightly. We filter ourselves based on who we are with. This means we do not always say what we mean or mean what we say…maybe we do not end up doing what we really want to do either. We are just not always ourselves…except when we are alone. When we are alone, we are free! We think, and express ourselves just the way we want to. We take time to reflect, we think about what we love and what we do not care for and we do it without interruption.
When we spend time alone being ourselves, we gain a sense of responsibility. We care for ourselves, listen to ourselves and realize that being a little selfish is not a bad thing. We also get alerted to our own bullsh*t. When you are alone and that alarm goes off that tell you that you are not being yourself. The more time you spend alone, you can train yourself to stop filtering your thoughts…and train your brain to listen to everything and ignore nothing. Everything is important!
I am indeed a social butterfly when I want to be. I love planning trips, going to parties, have fun weekends, and going out with friends..I just know that I need to do my thing too, alone. I need that time…to do me, no pressure, no agenda.
In time, you will value that time, trust me. I used to be somewhat of an extrovert, but as time has gone on and I have gotten older (and wiser, of course), I really value time alone. Now that I have been enjoying that time alone, I have truly developed my bulls**t alarm and I pay attention to what I really need and want and adjust what I do and say.
So hang out with the ones you love but get alone every once in a while so that you can learn to hold yourself accountable for taking care of that very important person in your life…you.
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I’m alone most of the time in regards to people (It’s present circumstances). I tough it out. I do have my sweet lizard. : ) I’ve learned much, even if it’s of no gain, & I certainly couldn’t articulate wisdom from constant analyzation. I have much to learn, we are all teachers as well as students. I feel more the latter & will for the rest of my life. A journey of self-discovery is an honorable feat, and i must say, whatever you’ve experienced has manifested good things in you that I can see from here. Rock on
Thank you for your kind words. Indeed life has been a great teacher thus far. And I see it has for you. I understand. I spend a lot of time alone and I resented it at one time or another. Now I take myself out to do things that I have always wanted to do. Waiting on people to have time or money in order for ME to do things was my crutch but now it is in invitation to show myself love. The right people will enter your life and bring value and you will be grateful for them as will I 😍😍😍