I Am Learning to Love Myself

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    The more I talk about my issues

    and social anxiety, the easier I find it gets. Before I opened up about it I was so ashamed of it and felt like a smaller person. Now that I put it out there to people I know won't judge or put me down because of it, the easier it gets and the happier I become
    Nessybabi Nessybabi
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014
    DivinelyCreated DivinelyCreated
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 23

    I used to love myself,

    and some things messed with that this year. But I'm going to be committed to accept myself and love myself, like I should.
    electriccloud electriccloud
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    it's 4:00 in the morning.

    it's raining outside - the wind is brisk and the smell of night is abundant on the senses. i took my motorcycle and rode the streets. a cigarette lot in my mouth, i remembered i forgot my phone at home. oh well. i arrived at denny's knowing well what i was craving. "i'd like...
    hellaborderline hellaborderline
    22-25, M
    Mar 1, 2015

    Finally hit that point in my life

    where I know I deserve better. I found self worth. I found that happiness really is within ourselves. I'm freaking in love with who I really am and one day someone will see that. Gone are the days I fight for thier attention.. I fight for myself now.
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I've only been on EP

    for three days, and it's already helping me with my ongoing battle with depression. Or rather, it's helping me to help myself. I'm the kind of person who likes to do things thoroughly if I do them at all (please, no jokes), so it was no surprise that when I joined the site, I...
    naiex naiex
    31-35, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    I just dont find the need to explain myself to

    someone when I know Im right.
    Spencer024 Spencer024
    22-25, F
    Dec 17, 2014

    Im sick of people using you … People this

    days are so superficial it disgusts me. My biggest turn off is knowing that someone wont talk to you if they haven’t seen you … Why cant people learn to be friends with someone for who they are and not because of the way they look like. I refuse to send pictures of myself...
    Brok3nAng3l Brok3nAng3l
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 19, 2014

    You are beautiful. Don't measure yourself by

    other people's fickle standards of beauty. God made you unique.
    Elaina12 Elaina12
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 2, 2015

    I can not get past how most of us never found

    this treasure, the treasure of self love is life lasting and best reward to one self. I found that most of our problems in life is linked with how one view ones self, underestimating their value and worth of what they deserve, fear of having something good in their lives because...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    The journey I've been on

    for the past couple years, has led me to a journey of self discovery. what is self love? Sounds pretty obvious right? you love Yuh damn self. lol buy I've come to learn that loving yourself is facing in the mirror and taking a good look at who you are. it's forgiving yourself...
    souldigger7 souldigger7
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2015

    I'll find my own way through this life,

    up,down, left or right makes no difference. I'll keep pushing past senseless emotions, pointless transactions and apathetic reason. The person is gone. The will is all that is left. The drive to continue for sake of knowing nothing else. Survive only to die inside. Live only for...
    762life 762life
    26-30, M
    Feb 19

    I always reject peoples compliments

    and then I get asked "Why do you think you are ugly" There really isn't a straight forward answer. I guess it's because getting bullied as a child makes you start to believe what the bullies say. I know it's easy for people to say "Love yourself for who you are and ignore what...
    EnchantedHopes EnchantedHopes
    13-15, F
    Jan 3

    I am learning to love myself now,

    after spending my 8 years, pleasing somebody. Now, it's my time to think about myself.
    mabuhayka mabuhayka
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 24

    Somedays are harder than others

    but I remain positive!
    uglyduck18 uglyduck18
    18-21, F
    Feb 24

    It's not easy. I ****** up my life really hard

    for a long ling time and now I need to pick up the pieces.
    emyleejane emyleejane
    26-30, T
    1 Response Apr 9, 2015

    Yesterday

    I was texting with the fiance of my fiance's best friend when she asked, "How are things going with you two?" To which I paused and had to think how to respond. I told her, "I think I drive him crazy." Her response: "Good crazy? Or bad crazy?" To which I confirmed "bad crazy" and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 27, 2013

    I May Not Be Perfect In Life But I've Been Through Alot....

    I've been through my mom having a miscarriage at the age of 39 I've been through what you may call an abusive relationship or two I'm only 29, more years ahead of me...this I want. My father (61) knows the secrets to a long life and happiness.... and so does my mom. They are a...
    acdc8428 acdc8428
    31-35, F
    Sep 19, 2013

    Im learning to love my many freckles,

    and big ears.I like to wear my hair long to cover them.Also Im shaped like a boy.I am tall and slim/average but no hips, or butt. If not for my chest, I could be mistaken for a boy if I had short haircut. But Ill focus on the good things about me. I like my eyes and wavy hair and...
    saytoyboatthreetimesfast saytoyboatthreetimesfast
    26-30, F
    Jun 5, 2015

    I look back on my experiences

    and stories that I've accumulated and I say to myself 'what were you thinking?'. I'm always updating my profile, changing it to fit the person I'm becoming because I'm changing, but for the better, and I'm proud of myself. I have my bad days, like everyone else, but I'm strong...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 29, 2015

    I Am Beatiful

    Tonight, I go to sleep with an affirmation, an affirmation that says "I am BEAUTIFUL, I AM WORTHY"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 23, 2013

    DivinelyCreated DivinelyCreated
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 25

    25 Days To Love Myself: Day 3: Enjoy

    something I love Music (:
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015

    See this girl? Well I'm working on getting her

    back because she is lost right now. She needs finding, but when I find her she's going to be the best thing that ever happened to me. The hardest lesson in life is learning to love yourself. Because through it all, the changing tides, the people who walk in and out of your...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    I am trying to be my best friend.

    I don't have any, my spouse isn't my friend either. So I am trying to build myself back up from scratch.
    queenbeeber5 queenbeeber5
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 24

    We tend not to give enough credit to ourselves.

    What's something about yourself that you've found truly exists? What is something about yourself that you like? - I managed to survive depression and didn't kill myself when I most wanted to - My school grades are back on track - I am graduating soon - I'm really good at...
    electriccloud electriccloud
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    My life is so much different then it was three

    years ago. I dident know it was possible. I am not as happy as I can be. But I'm not nearly as bad off as I've been before.
    bradman1390 bradman1390
    22-25, M
    Aug 17, 2014

    This winter break has granted me

    so much time to ponder the wackiest, saddest, and even livening topics. Amongst all these things, I've tended to my heart's own garden, and that's something I'll continue to do. I want to go back to school with a bit more confidence. I think I could make it happen. Lately I've...
    Moonlitt Moonlitt
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 11

    Well, we all move at our own pace.

    Ya..I'm at my snail pace and I love to feel that I'm still moving lmao You have my support. Thank you,dude!
    whyacinth whyacinth
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 26
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02
    18-21, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    "All of our relationships depend on our

    relationship with ourselves. If you don't love yourself, you can't possibly love anyone else" ~unknown. i never understood this when i was younger but i have come to realize how true this is and i have to come realize that i did not love myself. I am learning to love myself...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    The first time they dropped rope at my feet I

    did not pick it up. Must have been my pride. Then as they spoke of faults which labeled my worth I thought I could do better. I could do it alone. So I dug into myself and washed every space within; details corrected, everything polished and ready for show. The next time they...
    Myplethora Myplethora
    22-25, F
    Feb 5

    It seems so simple, self-explanatory,

    and obvious, doesn't it? Loving oneself sounds like something that should come totally naturally. I have found that mindfulness helps me stay attuned to my fluctuating emotions and recognize more quickly when I am being unkind to myself. How can I expect to love someone else...
    rebekahanastasia rebekahanastasia
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 30

    Every day, I fight with self dislike,

    crippling anxiety and low self esteem...but I'm coming to the conclusion that it really doesn't need to be that way forever. I'd really like to be friends with myself again :)
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Can we really love ourselves?

    I mean, we can and certainly should accept and like ourselves. But is it possible to love ourselves? To me, there are two things related to love. Chance and possesion. It is by chance that we love the one we do, but at the same time we know that it is him/her and cannot be...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 14, 2015

    Lol I Am Only In A Speck In The Universe.

    I've always had voices that tell me that no one will like me because of my weight, my height, my hair, my personality, my scars, and etc. It drove me to self harm that drove me into hating myself even more. I find myself feeling awkward when my friends constantly joke about...
    iexistlol iexistlol
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2011

    "remember To Love Yourself."

    Loving yourself is probably one of the hardest things a person can actually do. It means being able to forgive yourself, the ability to accept that you're not perfect, that sometimes you're not in control, and that is perfectly alright. For a long time, very long time, I hated...
    jaque17 jaque17
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2011

    For quite some time now I have seemed to be

    deeply unhappy with myself. I can't tell you how many days I woke up and just felt like I was nothing. I still don't love myself as much as I'm going to, but I don't say or think hurtful things about myself as often anymore. I'm even starting to see myself, physically, in a new...
    RubyRayne RubyRayne
    26-30, F
    Dec 9, 2014

    Something I had to do

    for a long time as long as I remember. I finally gave up and admitted that I was different from everyone else at school. For many reasons. Too many reasons. Everything is so f. in my head, with me and image that I thought I was some kind of monster at times. It just made me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    its difficult but im trying ma best.

    ... a little each day
    imperfectSassMaster imperfectSassMaster
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2015

    Unattachment I think I am currently learning

    this lesson: It is unbelievable how I am attached to people. I caught myself wishing for a life time kinda friend, one who would be always there for me. But it is not possible for one person to be there always. People have their own problems and their own path to fallow! I...
    Camehashi Camehashi
    26-30, F
    Jan 6

    Still a work in progress,

    but I have made it my goal for the year to become more confident in myself
    annonymous56 annonymous56
    16-17, F
    Jan 23

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