Mental Health Reviews

Some things I sorta kinda like about myself

I don’t mean to sound awfully dramatic but this is a really difficult post for me to write. I’ve opened up about my mental health and self-esteem problems before so if you wanna catch up with all that jazz, then check out this post and this post. But today I’m writing something I never thought I’d write and something I actually don’t really want to write but feel like maybe I should? I dunno. It’s complicated. Basically, I’m going to try and wrack my brain for some things I sorta kinda possibly might like about myself and explain why. 

If, like me, you suffer with self-esteem issues, confidence issues or body dysmorphia type issues, you will wholeheartedly understand how difficult this is going to be when you probably, like me, spend every single day ripping yourself apart. I’m going to do my best and if you’re in the same boat as me, I urge you to give this a go yourself. Phew, okay. Here goes.

I’m organised

If you’re a regular here, you’ll know this about me already but I am an extremely organised person. Monica Gellar-esque type organised. In almost every aspect of my life, I like to be on the ball, ahead of schedule with everything sorted out. I’m writing this post on 10th June, if you need some context. And although this probably can be a bit annoying especially when I try and organise everyone’s lives (ugh, I’m STILL criticizing myself), i’m quite proud of my organisational skills.

I’m giving

The next two probably go hand in hand but I think I’m quite a giving person and I think that’s a good thing. I like to donate to charity when I can, I go out of my way to help people with things and I probably take on more than I can chew if it means helping someone else. I think this is a good quality to have, even though I don’t always get the thanks I feel I deserve.

I’m empathetic

I’m also very emphatic and sympathetic and I feel other people’s emotions a lot. This hasn’t always been a positive as it can sometimes affect me so much that I end up in a depressive state but in general, I like that I can respect and empathize with people’s emotions and things that are happening in the world. I’m a fairly emotional person, generally, so that probably stems from that.

I’m open minded

I like this about myself a lot because I’m very open minded to ideas, stories, theories and just generally learning new things. I’m not one of these people to shut someone down for mentioning something I think I don’t believe in. I love to learn new things and I’m interested in stuff. I want to welcome new, exciting things into my life so I allow my mind to remain open in order for that to happen.

For example, before I met my boyfriend, I had no idea what Formula 1 even was. He’s the biggest fan I know so although he never sat me down and said “watch this”, I gradually caught snippets of it over the first few months and it piqued my interest. And now I’m a huge fan and would never miss a race, I own models of the cars, have team-wear and like to spend days at a Formula 1 museum and various racing events!

So, there we have it. A few things that I kinda like about myself. I know this isn’t much but it’s a huge step for me and I’m proud for having made the effort to actually write these out. If you’d like to do a post similar to this, please do and link me to it as I’d love to read it! Or just let me know in the comments below some things you like about yourself!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

105 Comments

  1. I always write in my gratitude journal and It absolutely helps!

    1. I had a gratitude journal once and it really didn’t help me because I found myself forcing things x

  2. Lovely post. ❤️ It’s a great practice to focus on the things we love about ourselves. These are really great qualities which we often overlook when we focus on what we don’t have. Wishing all the best for you. 🤗❤️

    1. Thank you 🙂 xxx

  3. These are some really great qualities to have – own them girl! 🙂

    1. Thank you 🙂 xxx

  4. THis is such an inspiring post

    1. Thank you 🙂

  5. Great post! You’ve got many great qualities to feel good about. I love that you wrote this. It sounds like something I should do too.

    1. Thank you 🙂 you totally should! xxx

      1. I’ll let you know if I do!

  6. I love this post! I think it is so important for people to find things that they like about themselves, even love! It can be difficult to do in a world that only seems to point out your flaws. I find this post inspirational and I hope that it inspires others to look for things that they like about themselves as well. I like that I am a protective and strong person who my friends and family feel that they can rely on. Thank you for inspiring me to think about the things I like about myself!

    1. Protective and strong are two very important qualities xxx

  7. abbiejadewanders says:

    It’s so nice to read this post and so important that you recognise these traits in your self! Thanks for sharing x

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

    1. Totally agree 🙂 xxx

  8. I loved this post. You should be really proud of these qualities. I think these are all amazing traits to have and definitely things I personally strive to be in my own life. I think this a great list and one that you can look at from time to time to remind yourself of how wonderful you are!

    1. Absolutely! We could all do with being a bit kinder to ourselves xxx

  9. Seriously – your dedication & motivation for this blog is inspirational. You work so hard and I love seeing your content. Xx

    1. Wow thanks so much! 😌 xxx

  10. Really lovely to read such a positive post. You are so lovely and have created such a wonderful blog – you should be proud ☺️🎉

    1. Thanks so much! 😘 xxx

  11. lornsloves says:

    Fantastic and brave post 💓 self love is so important. Thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you, you’re so right xxx

  12. I love this kind of positive post, sometimes we dont give ourselves enough credit x

    1. Definitely! Xxx

  13. I can totally relate to you about self-esteem @__@. It’s a neverending battle but a battle worth fighting for! I love these things you like about yourself! Being organized is so important because when you need to look for something, you’re not scrambling all over the place to find it. It’s great to be giving; sometimes, people need a helping hand for something you’re great at! It helps the world go round (figuratively). Being open-minded goes a long way. Nothing worse than hearing someone shoot others down for whatever reason @__@. Thanks for sharing these positive vibes!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Nancy 🙂 xxx

  14. There’s some great points here and it’s good to be reminded of the things we like from time to time x

    1. Definitely x

  15. TheFashionnBlogger says:

    Love this post. Glad there are things that you like about yourself. It’s good to spread love and loving yourself is really important xx

    TheFashionnBlogger | https://thefashionnblogger.wordpress.com

    1. Thank you 🙂 xx

  16. From following your blog I get the feeling there is a lot to like about you Jenny. So take that and add that to your list. We think you’re awesome. Happy Sunday. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Marjorie! What a lovely thing to say 🙂 xxx

      1. My pleasure Jenny. <3

  17. Deb's Decorative Life says:

    I realize I don’t know you and I never met you but you sound like you are a good true friend. You are organised, giving, empathetic and open minded which are wonderful qualities. I will be stopping by to read your blog again in the future.

    1. Thanks so much! 🙂 xx

  18. milestonetravelsllc says:

    Great job on looking at yourself in a new light! Our society makes loving yourself way to hard!

    1. It really does! xx

  19. This is beautiful! More people need to find the things that they like about themselves… even tho it can be hard sometimes

    1. It can be very hard but it is important xx

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  21. We shouldn’t be afraid to be positive about our accomplishments and personality traits but I totally get why this was difficult to write! I loved reading this honest & heartwarming post.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 xxx

  22. This is really good, it’s important to stop sometimes and remind ourselves of the good things we see. x

    1. Definitely 🙂 xx

  23. Aw Jenny! I’m totally with you on this. I honestly don’t think I find enough things I like about myself to write something like this. I have a good eye. I’m strong willed. But that’s kind of a negative too. Well done for writing this! I love that you found things in your personality that you like about yourself x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. I don’t think that’s a negative at all 🙂 I’d love to hear your own answers personally! xxx

  24. I know what it’s like having little self confidence, and so I know this probably won’t mean much to you, but based on what I’ve seen on the internet you are such a lovely amazing person! You are One of the most helpful people I know, especially as a bigger blogger, and you have such a great work ethic! I’m so in awe of your organisation as a fellow organisation junkie haha, I can only wish that one day I’m on your level! I’m glad you were able to recognise and acknowledge at few of the very many good things about yourself!

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

    1. Jas this had me tearing up! Thank you so much, that really does mean a lot xxx

  25. Posts like this are really refreshing to read, it’s not too common to hear posts about people actually writing nice things about themselves and it’s actually really great! We all need to start feeling better and live ourselves!! Really lovely post xx

    1. Thank you 🙂 agreed they’re not too common are they xxx

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