Sometimes it's hard to remember just how multi-faceted and interesting we are. When we breeze through daily life + the routines and motions we've become accustomed to, it can all feel... bland. And filled with self-judgement.
It can feel like we aren't doing enough or like everyone else is ahead of us somehow. I often feel like everyone else is so sparkly and interesting and vibrant, and meanwhile I'm just here. Breathing. Boring. Taking up space with nothing to add.
But that isn't true. And it's not true for you either. Those negative stories about ourselves are complete lies. We are each so unique and intricate and fascinating, and the faster we can learn to bounce back from that downward-cycle self talk, the more joyous our lives will become.
I told my boyfriend today that I wish I had hobbies. That allllll the interesting people in my life have so many hobbies, and I have none. He reminded me that I actually do have hobbies -- I just get intensely serious about them and forget that they're hobbies ( #capricorn). Or I do them every day + forget that there's anything special about them.
Once he pointed out a few ("Don't you go to yoga all the time? Don't you write every day? Aren't you good at speaking French? Don't you have like a ton of certifications in random things?" "Well, I mean, yeah...") I started making this list of all my hobbies. And when I saw it all written out like this, I started to remember that maybe, just maybe, I am an interesting human with things to share and offer. ❤️ What are your hobbies? What do you do so frequently that you forget it's even an interesting part of you? Write it out! Start rattling things off, even if you haven't done them in awhile. We are more interesting than we know, and our confidence needs to be repeatedly built up to resist that mean-spirited dialogue in our heads.
Celebrate yourself and your hobbies today, no matter how small or silly they seem. Share them with the world. You are a holy and radiant expression of life, and the fact that we're here at all is a miracle worth savoring. Your interests are interesting and your life is worth acknowledging 🌺