What do you like about yourself?

 

Yesterday, as a part of Secret Santa celebrations, my colleague was asked to boast about himself. All he said was what he liked about himself. We live in a society where talking what we like about ourselves comes under boasting.

 

I agree that it is not a good practise to talk about yourself all the time but it is a good thing to know what you like about yourself.

 

Why should you know what you like about yourself?

 

1.Builds self-confidence

 

The more the things you like about yourself, the more confident you become. The same has been suggested in a course on building self-confidence.

 

2.Improves self-awareness

 

When you know what are your best qualities, you have a lead in the game of life. You know how to play the game to your strengths while staying away from your dislikes.

 

3.Helps in becoming a better person

 

While trying to find what you like about yourself, you will encounter 100 things you will want to love about yourself. You can make a list of that and slowly turn that list into what you like about yourself.

 

4.Helps to come out of self-loathing

 

When you are drowning in negativity, just open this list. It shows you why you are not bad. It will give you reasons for why you should love yourself.

 

5.Exercises your brain

 

When you create this list, you will think about yourself from various angles. This gives a good exercise to your brain.

 

 

How to figure out what you like about yourself?

 

1.Daily list

 

In the month of November, I did an exercise to write one thing good about me daily. This was a kind of self-gratitude and also gave me a list to bank on. But the downside of this exercise is that not all things you make a note in it are the good things about you. May be once a quarter you can pick up the things which really define you and save it as a master list. For the remaining things, you can work on them to make them a part of who you are.

 

2.One time list

 

Today, in my 10 things a day exercise, I wrote down 10 things which I like about myself. This exercise made me feel good about myself. It gave me an identity of who I am.

 

What can you like about yourself?

 

1.Physical aspects

 

What do you like about your body? What are some of the best material things you possess?

 

2.Interpersonal aspects

 

What do you like about how you deal with people?

 

3.Intrapersonal aspects

 

What qualities of you help you?

 

4.Skill set

 

What skills of you are you proud of?

 

5.Compliments

 

What others like about you, might not be the same you like about yourself. But if they are same, you can include them also in this list.

 

If you keep pondering, I am sure you will come with an amazing list.

 

Share with us what you like about yourself in the comments section.

 

Happy loving yourself!