SYL12 and Going Easier on Myself!

by Annaleis Topham (Teapots and Tractors) on March 5, 2012 · 7 comments

in Family, Share, Teapots and Tractors

I’ve put this particular challenge off all week. I actually read the outline and said I think I’m doing ok – I’m not that negative when it comes to myself…and with that I looked across from the computer to the dishes and the washing that was in 2 baskets (yes I know its only 2 baskets of washing could be more!) and actually caught myself saying in my head, “You are so lazy, you really should do that now!” I’m not sure what else I was going to say because the other part of my brain which was listening to this shut the rest of my brain down!

So for the week I have been tiptoeing around myself! I may or may not have been a little cranky with everyone as well! Even put myself to bed last night with a poor husband who had no idea what I had to be cranky about. I had been to Perth for the day to see my big girl and she is great, did a little shopping…mainly for her (did get a great pair of shoes for work for $8!) and I didn’t have to take my other two gorgeous kids who just aren’t the best shoppers. But it was the nearly 5 hours I spent in the car driving to and from Perth when I had time to think.

I now have a list of things that I have found that I think I’m not good enough at. From cooking (it is edible!) to parenting to blogging to just being able to do my own hair nicely! I did make a list and thought that by writing it down it may help me identify some changes I could make…but instead of changes I came up with more and more things I could be better at, or do better at.

I am doing this challenge so as not to dwell on all the negative but to Simplify my Life and become a happier person in the process.

So today

I acknowledge that I was being very hard on myself in whatever I was doing.

I acknowledge that I have been doing this for a very long time.

I acknowledge that I actually care about how I think I’m doing.

I also acknowledge that being a self critic doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but it does need to have boundaries.

And finally I acknowledge that I have done great to get here, so I’m sure that I can be just as great in the future.

I hope that by tackling this post and challenge I can make some changes that will stop me from comparing myself and our lives to others and focus on living it!

Today’s post is being linked up with Deb from
Home Life Simplified and her challenge to Simplify our Lives. There is still time for you to join in or to just read along.

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1 aliciaslittlemoments March 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

this is really lovely how you acknowledged all those things, its so easy to put ourselves down isnt it? and harder to work a way to be kinder to ourselves xx

2 Annaleis @ Teapots and Tractors March 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I’m actually starting to think differently since starting these challenges so I’m hoping being kinder to myself will get easier as well! ~A

3 Casojaha March 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

My mirror and my camera are obviously exactly the same as yours!!! They never show me the same things haha. I love the way this post started. I think we’re so used to that niggling little negative voice that we honestly don’t even realise it’s there. I often read things in to situations and then read back over the email or recall the actual conversation later and realise that it was the voice in my head that said something negative about me, not the other person.

Good luck working on that voice!

4 Annaleis @ Teapots and Tractors March 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Now that I am aware of the voice I can see lots of situations where it was probably me rather than what someone else had said or implied in all sorts of situations that made me feel down afterwards.

Here’s hoping that both our voices start singing our praises and telling us how wonderful we are….one day not too far away! ~A

5 Deb @ home life simplified March 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

“I now have a list of things that I have found that I think I’m not good enough at.” – can you please throw away that list – you are good enough – really you are.

We all want to be “better” than where we are today but the ironic thing is that improvement will come naturally when we accept ourselves fully – take the pressure off and be okay with ourselves as we are.

big hugs!

6 Annaleis @ Teapots and Tractors March 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Thanks Deb! It is nice to hear it I’m just working on believing it and taking that pressure off!

My husband said the exact same thing about my list so now its in the bin!

7 Bec March 6, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Acknowledging is a great step – only way to change if you can acknowledge what needs changing! Well done.

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