Let’s talk about what we like about ourselves today. What side of our personality do we like best? What can we do well?
We tend to see the negative aspects of us. We focus on what we cannot do, should not do, will not do etc. These have their places too. True, we cannot do some things. It is not possible for us to be able to do everything. Yes, we should have boundaries and should not do everything. Same with things we will not do. But we tend to overuse these in general. We sometimes use ‘cannot’ even when we can. So, in this post, I want us to highlight what we can do and more generally what we like about ourselves. I want us to highlight the good aspects of us. I will do it in the post and you can do it in the comments.
Recently, I started having doubts about my academic abilities and whether I can actually finish my dissertation. Every doctoral student experiences this, so it is not uncommon and I know I can finish it. I want to tell myself this more often.
I think the side of my personality I like the most is my adaptability. I live in the US and I have not finished my dissertation yet. But if it so happens that I need to leave the country now (God forbid, I want to finish my dissertation), I would be sad but I would not complain. I would say it is what it is and adapt. I can say this because this happened before. I adapted to big changes more comfortably than most people. So, I think this is a good personality trait and I am glad I have it.
Now it is your turn. What are things you do well? What aspects of your personality you like the most? Share in the comments!