All posts tagged: self esteem

Why You Should Embrace Vulnerability

“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. In whatever way we do this—through love, work, family, faith, friends, denial, alcohol, drugs, or medication—we build these walls, stone by stone, over a lifetime.”  ― Kay Redfield Jamison We live in a “never enough” culture where we often try to seek more and be more, to mask the insecurities which make us feel vulnerable. As a result, whenever we experience obstacles, we build up emotional walls to protect ourselves from these negative feelings. We’re all raised thinking that being vulnerable is associated with failure, disappointment, and being weak. But is that really the case? Vulnerability simply means uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. And if you think about it, if we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we’re actually being courageous because it’s much easier to avoid possibility of failure than to take a risk. Additionally, being vulnerable enables us to connect with others, just as you’d appreciate others being open and honest with you, your …

“Perfect” Isn’t Enemy of “Good”

Happy Sunday everyone! This isn’t a fashion post, because I wanted to share with you my thoughts inspired by this picture below: don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. I tend to be an over achiever in whatever I do, because well, I like to impress. Plus who doesn’t like to accomplish? Being this way allows me to succeed in many things, but there are down sides – I always feel like I could be better and so, I would overlook my accomplishments thinking they are trivial. This slowly made me forget how to be happy over my feats. I slowly realized that being able to take joy in successes is extremely important, may it be big or small. It’s good to aim high and set standards, but it’s also important to know that there will always be someone better, and you are never going to be perfect because no one is. So ladies, know your strengths, feel confident, celebrate your accomplishments! Being content with your accomplishment doesn’t mean you’ll stop there. It’s a reward for your efforts, it builds …