Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back at least for a couple of weeks

This summer I feel like I've been gone more than I've been home. We got back last night from Music camp. It was a good week. I think Chris might come for the whole week next year. The last couple of days I got into a bit of a funk. I've mentioned before about my self esteem issues and think they came back into play. It also doesn't help having a lack of sleep. Or the lack of running over the summer. But I vow to make the most out of my life. I might not be that interesting but I have a husband who loves me and kids who love and adore me.

Do you ever feel like that? If so how do you over come it?


fuzzy wuzzy said...

I don't know if you ever overcome it, but lots of self talk helps, & looking at the positive things about you. I of course think you are a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, wife,friend & am very proud of you. Just try to be the best YOU that you can be.(I still have those feelings but you learn to cope with them & how to control them--sometimes)

Heather said...

I find when I'm not as active and eat unhealthily, I feel bad, not because I look worse or bad, but because I feel like at any second I'll gain weight or look terrible. It's a mental thing. When I'm more active and cook more at home, I just feel like I'm working towards being "better". Does that make sense?

k said...

I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a woman (and I'm guessing a lot of men feel it too) who doesn't have days or weeks when she feels like crap about her body or what she can or can't do. I go through cycles of thinking I look great and not wanting to look in the is unfortunately just the way it goes sometimes. I just try to look in the mirror and see the things I like. Maybe one day it is that my eyebrows look good, or I like the way my hair looks. Or I can see that my shoulders are looking toned. Any time a bad thought comes in, fight back with a good one. Counter "ugh, my hair looks like crap today" with "yeah, but this shirt really brings out the colour in my eyes".

What would you say to Taylor if she was having the same thoughts about herself? As cheesy as it sounds, maybe you could just turn that advice around...

I agree with you- life really is too short to waste feeling like crap because of the way you look. And I'm also with Heather in that often if I haven't been running or working out, I feel out of shape from the inside out. Maybe once you get back into a routine it will help a bit.

Anonymous said...

My experience is that it lessens somewhat as you get older - maybe you learn to focus on your strengths and not so much on your challenges.

If it helps - I think you are amazing and I've always thought that. I love your blog and what it reveals about you as a person - particularly your maternal skills. I have even recommended that others go to you for advice.

Keep up the good work!!

Anne V.

Anonymous said...

I love and adore you!!! and Yes, I feel like that some days too!
Char J

Tammy Williams said...

Usually when I feel like that I just stay in the house and not go outside until I feel better about myself. Not the perfect solution though! Working-out helps me feel SO much better and now that we are all back on schedule, I can do that more. Hope all works out for you.

Anonymous said...

Well, I think you are beautiful both inside and out. You were so much fun to be with at camp (except when you were scaring me half to death!) And as far as lack of sleep--be like me---GO TO BED EARLY!!!!!!


Miranda said...

It's great to hear that even you have self-esteem issues. And i don't mean that I am happy that you do but just that it's nice to know that others feel this way too.
That being said, I think our insecurities and low-self esteem might be something we never totally get over.
I have to ask myself:
Where do I get my worth? What makes me feel secure? Because I have learned the hard way that I cannot count on other people(even kids and spouses) to give that to me. It's only through Christ that I truly can see my worth.
Unfortunately, I am often blinded to that truth. Or too stubborn to look to the One I know can fill me up.

And by the way, I think you are great!

Joy & Darrin said...

I love you just the way you are.