Hi Quirky, Paul, annie, Tim and all who are reading,
Do you find it comforting in some way to know that other people have similar issues as your own?
The people we see every day, or the people we meet randomly might say "HI how are you?" They don't expect us to say something like "I'm really struggling with liking myself right now, how about you?"
Here on the forum we can ask those questions and we can share how we feel about ourselves!
Yesterday I plucked up the courage to telephone a lady about a volunteer role I am interested in. That boosted my self confidence, the lady sounded interested in what I had to offer. It helped me feel better about myself. I will see her on Tuesday.
Last night I didn't have the guts to tell a friend that the food she had lovingly prepared for our dinner was going to make me sick as it was full of gluten. (yes, she knows I have Coeliac disease and told me once she wasn't going to prepare different food for me).
So I ate it and now I feel sick! I need to like myself enough to either take my own food to her place or talk to her further about my issue or keep inviting them to our home for dinner. Either way, I need to like myself enough to look after my health issues!
All the best with liking yourselves everyone!
Cheers from Dools