I often find myself having a difficult time accepting myself as I am. The temptation to want to compare myself with others looks, intelligence, age, or other traits often creeps in. And I forget that I have something to offer as myself; as God made me. And yes I’m not perfect, but no one is. As the saying goes “I am a work in progress”. And the best way to make progress is to be me and learn from my mistakes. Any other way interferes with the progress. And if I feel depressed or anxious, it’s okay. It’s part of who I am and beating myself up by putting myself down will not make things better. Sometimes just relaxing and allowing myself to be will make things better. And as usual, when I feel discouraged or unmotivated, I reach for music. Thank God, the music I find is positive. The video below is for a song that I’ve been listening to the past couple of weeks. It’s been very encouraging when I was feeling down or stressed with school. The song is “Who You Are” sung by a British singer named Jessie J, who I had never heard of until I heard this song in the movie Step Up 3D. I think it is a very uplifting song. Enjoy. I couldn’t find the video without a commercial, so for the first few seconds you have a commercial and then you can choose to skip it after five seconds (sorry about that).
May 9, 2012
Learning to be Yourself
Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations. View all posts by Claudia
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