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Courting Me in 2016: Week 1

This was the week to get  to know me. Like any normal relationship, I had to go through the process of getting to know my likes and dislikes. However, the “Winter Blues” kicked in. I felt frumpy and just not myself.

I went from dressing up in the last week to wearing leggings and baggy shirts because I felt inadequate. Somehow, it affected my ability to start this journey. Nevertheless, I pushed through. In the craziness of it all, I found a way to make it into a learning opportunity for myself.

It is easy to give in. Hiding away is a behavior I use as a coping mechanism.  I had to face the truth and give myself a pep talk. I had to channel my own Sasha Fierce (my alter-ego has no name) and kick myself in the butt.

I have a tendency to not accept happiness.  Call me a pessimist, however, when I am happy something bad always happens. Talk about waiting for the other shoe to drop. It has only taken me 20 something years to learn that life is a balance act. Every happy moment comes with some sad moments that is what makes those moments of joy that much more precious.

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This week challenged me. My anxiety was really kicking me down and I wallowed in self-pity. Right as I began writing a short script for the video and  gathering my ideas for this blog post, I began to piece things together.  I saw the negative behaviors  in myself and I thought to myself;  how can I write about beauty, style, and lifestyle yet feel this way?  I was my own worst enemy. So I needed to also save myself and overcome this hurdle. Depression has a weird way of helping you stay in darkness. The day-to-day battle is exhausting.

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In the end, I learned how I perceive myself in certain situations like social life and work. I do not have a good perception of myself. The only balance to that is that I feel great when I am with my family. So I am making it a goal to see myself in a positive light. Positive affirmations all the way!!

I am learning about myself and I must say it has been tough admitting the things I cannot accept about myself.

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I do have one favor to ask of you my wonderful readers, if you have any positive affirmations comment them below.  I can use all the help I can get.

XOXO,

Damaris

 

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