Being happy with oneself

When we’re happy with ourselves, we don’t want to be someone else. When we look around we tend to think that others have their lives pretty much wrapped up. We also tend to look and focus on their qualities, rather than on our own.

From the outset, their lives seem to fit together perfectly, but inwardly they will have their own stories to tell, and we must focus on our own qualities.

These are my own techniques to achieve the same:

  • Never look at the past as something negative. Look at it as something you can learn and grow from;
  • Stop trying to please others, if pleasing others doesn’t please you;
  • Being around people who intimidate you can make you feel worse about yourself. Instead choose to be around positive people who elevate you and make you feel good about yourself;
  • Concentrate on finding ways to take control of how you feel;
  • Don’t worry about what other people think. Accepting yourself is easier when you ignore other people’s opinions.

Continue to put a more positive slant on your own life and your own qualities. Don’t look to question yourself on those.


5 May, 2011

4 thoughts on “Being happy with oneself

  1. I used to really care about what others had that I didn’t and that they had their lives together and I didn’t, but now it doesn’t matter to me that others seem to have it all.

    I’m working on my life now and couldn’t care less if so-and-so has more than me or has it together. I do care about others though but I don’t covet what they have.

    1. I think we tend to be more drawn in to wanting to be like someone else, when we’re not happy with who we are. Usually once we’re through whatever we have to deal with, we become okay with ourselves again.

      As you say working on your life Lisa allows you to be comfortable with yourself without feeling the need to look over at what others have. Building self-esteem and confidence is key.

  2. You make some really good points in this post. I guess it’s all about learning to put oneself first and at times that isn’t easy.

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