What I Like About Myself - Shreya Sachdev
Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice day. For today’s blog post, I thought I would talk about what I like about myself. I know that there are going to be some people who will say that by writing this, I’m self-obsessed and have a big ego, but I’m honestly writing this post to inspire others to write down the things that they like about themselves. I think that it is often so easy to only see the flaws in yourself, and to always think that you will never be good enough for the world or the people around you. This is a habit that I used to have because I always used to point out what I didn’t like about myself, and what I wished I could change about myself. However, as time has gone by, I have began to have more self-confidence in myself and have began to appreciate myself more and more. In the following blog post, I am going to be sharing what I like about myself and the reasons as to why I am proud to be who I am. As I said above, I hope I can inspire all of you to write down what you like about yourself, and to be happy in your own skin.
The number one thing that I like about myself is my kindness. No matter who I meet, and no matter what their separate beliefs are, I always remind myself to be kind to them and to accept their different way of thinking. I’ve never really believed in popularity or treating people differently just because they are from a different country, believe in a different religion, or have a different social status. I truly believe that as society, we all rise by lifting others. Whenever I get the chance, I like to perform good deeds out of the kindness of my heart because I am sure that I put a smile on these people’s faces. These random acts of kindness also help me feel good about myself, and make me believe that I have been able to inspire the people I am kind to, to perform random acts of kindness to the people they go on to meet.
Another thing I like about myself is my creativity. I can literally come up with a really great idea for a film, television show, or novel by just walking down the street in my neighborhood or by just having breakfast in the morning. When I do come up with an idea that I truly believe in, I will always put it into action to see where it goes. I’m not the kind of person to have an idea and to just forget about it the next day. Instead, I am always sure to pursue that idea regardless of how many people tell me that my idea isn’t going to work out or tell me that they don’t think my idea is a good one. I’m quite disciplined when it comes to something I really care about, so it’s nice to see my ideas turn into products or actual creative writing pieces.
I also like how I’m not embarrassed easily. Instead, I choose to embrace embarrassment. Even though I may be afraid sometimes, I still raise my hand in class to ask my teacher a question if I don’t understand what my teacher is saying. It may be something simple to understand, but if I don’t get it then I will still ask my teacher in front of the whole class no matter how many people think that I’m not smart or that the thing I’m asking about is easy to understand. Although, I have to admit that whilst I may be able to raise my hand and ask questions, I still have not quite reached the stage where I am comfortable enough to share my creative writing with my class. I did a summer camp this July at Oxford, and I was forced to read my writing out loud to the class which was actually quite difficult for me since my writing has always been something that is quite personal to me. However, this is an area in which I am trying to become more confident in.
I like how I don’t waste my money on things that I know I won’t use. Before, I used to always buy pieces of clothing that I knew I would wear once and then throw away. Now, however, I buy clothing and shoes that I know I will make a lot of use of and are pieces that I genuinely really like. I’ve always believed that every single item in your closet should be something that you 100% adore, otherwise it will get stuck at the back of your closet and you will never wear it. This is why before buying something, I always make sure that is is something I definitely need and am going to be using a lot. This way, I am also able to ensure that my parent’s money is not being wasted which makes me feel like a caring daughter.
Lastly, I like how I’m a “glass half full” kind of person. I always try and see the positive side of things, and this is why I don’t find myself to be upset or sad during the school week. For example, if I hear that someone has said something mean about me, then I try to use that opportunity to be extra nice to the person who said those things about me so that I can inspire them to be nicer to other people. If I don’t get the grade that I want on a test that I studied really hard for, then I remind myself that this is a learning opportunity and that I should talk to my teacher and understand what I can do to perform better next time. Overall, there are many things that I like about myself and by reminding myself what they are, I appreciate myself much more and am more motivated to take better care of myself. Regardless of how many flaws you see in yourself, I’m sure you too can come up with a list of things that you like about yourself. Don’t be afraid to write them down and read them everyday! It’s only going to give you more confidence.