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I Am Learning to Love Myself

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    I am my biggest fan and my worst enemy.

    I struggle with it everyday
    Clarissaisaboss Clarissaisaboss 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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    Slowly but surely it's a tough thing.

    It's easier to believe the bad stuff about myself than the good stuff. I need more self-compassion.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 18-21, F Oct 15, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 19, 2014

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    Do I love myself?! I have started wondering do

    I really love myself? I mean of course I do I'm adorable! At least that's what I always say. But do I really love who I am, am I satisfied with who I've become. I have definitely come a long way from who I use to be and I mean that in a good way. I hated myself for quite some...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F Sep 16, 2014

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    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...
    crazysoul24 crazysoul24 22-25, T 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Everyday I gain more confidence

    and become more accepting of the way God has made me. I am learning to embrace my flaws and accept my mistakes. I am grasping a deeper understanding of who I am and as I get to know myself I am liking the person that I find.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Mar 24, 2014

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    I Am Learning to Love Myself

    Things came to head a few years ago.  In a cross road I saw the road I was walking to showing me in years to come in the same position I am in now (then) still giving, still loving, and getting nothing back in return.  Love is unconditional, you can't expect people to...
    BattyOldMaid BattyOldMaid 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2007

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    The other day at work I had an epiphany

    that I really truly love myself. I was thinking of a party that I went to..my first one. I refused to drink any alcohol when all of my best friends got drunk. I hated myself in that moment..not being able to be a normal teenager because I simply didn't want to drink and feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29, 2014

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    I cannot even begin to explain how beautiful it

    is to finally love myself. To know that i am of worth, despite my downfalls. To understand that i should be happy. To believe that i deserve more than to be used, treated poorly, and made to feel like a failure. I now know that i matter. That i'm important. That my health, my...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I've found that for the past month I have got

    out of bed feeling loved just to crawl back into bed later on and feel unloved.
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    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

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    "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

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    The First Few Steps

    So I'm trying something new. Happiness and loving myself. It's such a funny feeling to build myself up instead of break myself down all the time. It feels good but not normal. And that is sad. How did I get to a point where I have to get used to being happy? I'm just glad...
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    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

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    I need good, doable ideas to help me build self

    worth. I had a rough childhood (all the daddy issues). I recently left a 17 year emotionally abusive marriage. I'm ready to love myself... And honestly don't know where to start!! How do you overcome who you've always been to become who you want to be?
    jkvegas jkvegas 36-40, F Jun 5, 2014

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    i am going on new hack course :D awesome

    hacking is my life :) :D
    poker7777 poker7777 18-21, M Sep 6, 2014

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    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...
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, F 1 Response May 29

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    Everyone Else

    I spent most of my life trying to make sure that everyone around me loved me. If someone did not think I was absolutely the best thing to come along in years I would feel as if I failed.   I would panic and try to bend myself back into the shape they most liked but by then it...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    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

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    I out it this way the other day

    if I want to have others accept me for who I am shouldn't I love who I am??
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    Transformed

    For the past few years I have really hated myself. But lately I have gone through a complete transformation. I have begun to do yoga and meditate and I have really started to see the good in everyone and in every situation. I am no longer concerned with physical appearance and I...
    ancoolu ancoolu 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    After finals I will not go to sleep

    nor stay in bed and watch netflix all day long to relax. I will get my *** up and run, run, and run. And dedicate time for myself. I'm getting fat for just sitting and studying all day, all night. 1 more day!
    nicolefg nicolefg 22-25, F Dec 15, 2013

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    "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...
    firefliess firefliess 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    Goodness gracious, I've come to the realization

    that all the high exceptions I've set for myself have held me back from achieving anything, for years! I need another game plan, I can waste any more of time. Peace & love ~ mmx
    MysticalMinx MysticalMinx 16-17, F Nov 15, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Apr 9

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    truly its now that my wisdom day by day is

    increasing i guess it is now that i am noticing every thing every change i am learning to love myself i amaze myself sometimes
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18, 2014

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    its difficult but im trying ma best.

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

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    A Letter To Myself

    Dear Me, Tell me how to win your heart Because I haven't got a clue But let me start by saying... I love you.
    SpringlesAndStars SpringlesAndStars 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    I suppose that this is something

    that I must do because it has come to my attention that I will be living alone for quite some time. What ends up happening when I live with someone is that I give them so much attention to make up for the fact that I don't exactly love myself the way I should. I have come to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 5, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2014

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    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

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    How can you love yourself

    when you don't feel good about yourself ? This is the question I ask myself, because when I think about it the answer is. I don't feel good about myself. I am not happy with myself and the way that I look. There was a time when I did feel good, but that was when I was in my...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    By forgiving the past

    and the wrong decisions that I v made. I d be mindful and let my inner self enjoy every min of life Envision my dream and wait it out Meditate n be happy with what I have, not what I had or might have Let go my expectation of other people, they only take care of their best...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Aug 13, 2014

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    katcas15 katcas15 18-21, F May 4, 2014

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    I dont have a thigh gap,

    and I don't have a flat stomach either. I have small boobs and a big booty! I workout everyday and eat pretty damn healthy, I love to lift and crunches are my best friend. I'll get my flat stomach back, but while I'm working on it, I'll still be confident because I know I am...
    Shiro96 Shiro96 18-21, F Nov 10, 2014

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    I just dont find the need to explain myself to

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

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    The hardest thing to do is to walk away from

    someone you truly love. Someone you could have so easily spent the rest of your life with. Stepping away from an unexplainable love that even you couldn't understand. It takes strength beyond belief to go your own way willingly, because it seems so wrong to the heart but so...
    PricelessJourney PricelessJourney 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    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

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    It's Happening to Me

    I feel different now when I look at myself. As a child I was told I was many things by my mother and none were complimentary. I believed her. Only in the last week have I made a pact with myself (something i've never done before). I told myself that it was time to stop beating...
    emmie3 emmie3 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    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