BRAG POST ALERT! This morning I reflect upon how sobriety can lead to dramatic change in reshaping your self-image.
In the past, I would alternate between narcissistic pride and hardcore self-deprecation, and there would be little room for anything in between, such as authenticity, feelings of self-worth, honest vulnerability, etc. Accepting a compliment, humbly stating a positive fact about myself, being satisfied with who I was, spontaneously offering my opinion or insights were very difficult, if not impossible goals to reach.
Today can feel how much my self-esteem has improved and how far away the feelings of self-hatred have gone. Of course, there are still plenty of times when I catch myself being too hard on myself. But hatred? Nope. never again.
Today I don’t feel like writing interminably about myself or the world, so instead, I’ll just share a few pictures of things I have seen, made or done these couple of weeks (outside of the 10 daily hours of PhD work, that is) which have either made my quarantine days brighter and/or made me feel proud 🙂
1. SCARY YOGA CHALLENGES !!!
I faced my fear of “death by crashing to my face” and made good progress on some asanas :
2. COOL THINGS ON WALKS:
and last but not least…..
4. QUARANTINE CATS
That’s all folks !
I hope you find moments to enjoy and connect with yourself and loved ones if you are lucky enough to have them around.
I am grateful to be sober every single day of this quarantine.
Hang in there everyone !!