Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine

Know Thy Self to Love Thy Self

By Tranquilitynow @TranquilityNow1

Image: Sujin Jetkasettakorn /

There is something to be said about having the best relationship ever with the most important person in the world: you. You are your own cheerleader, best friend, and worst enemy. You are there for yourself through everything in life.

Spending so much time with this special person lends a very extraordinary relationship where you end up knowing the most about yourself, even if you don’t realize that you know it. Case in point: as I reflected on the causes and/or triggers for my anxiety, I learned a lot about myself that was already there, waiting for me to discover. I learned I had an emotional dependence on alcohol, that social situations aren’t as bad I as made them out to be, and that loving my flawed anxious self will help to make my anxiety manageable.

Self-reflection and cognitive therapy also helped me also to realize that I’m pretty great. I’m funny, a good listener, a go-getter, and I have a tremendous amount of confidence. Who knew? Anxiety and various other traumas in my life had left me enclosed in a shell. Once I broke free from that shell and got to know myself, I found the world to be a better place and not the scary thing I had made it out to be.

So be good to you because you are all you’ve got.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Healthy Cauliflower Pizza!

    Healthy Cauliflower Pizza!

    ‘Can pizza ever be healthy?‘, you may be wondering, as I also did once upon a time. But being a normal human being, I absolutely adore the occasional pleasure o... Read more

    The 22 July 2017 by   Fitnessontoast
  • How Utilities Are Trying to Slow Down Rooftop Solar

    Utilities Trying Slow Down Rooftop Solar

    GR: Utility companies don’t want you to save money by adopting solar power. Utilities that should earn their public status by working for the common good,... Read more

    The 22 July 2017 by   Garry Rogers
  • 8 Leadership Lapses Every Business Owner Must Avoid

    Leadership Lapses Every Business Owner Must Avoid

    Even entrepreneurs who have built many startups, or sold their last one for millions of dollars, know they make occasional people leadership mistakes. Read more

    The 22 July 2017 by   Martin Zwilling
  • What is the Underlying Cause of Addiction?

    What Underlying Cause Addiction?

    Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you and that you’re having an awesome summer. We’ve had a couple of weeks of hot, sticky weather and it’s the type of... Read more

    The 22 July 2017 by   Lisaorchard
  • Massive Cards

    Massive Cards

    This last year I had less and less time to draw as my research project advanced. It’s sad, but I always knew that it would be difficult to combine science and... Read more

    The 22 July 2017 by   Matteofarinella
  • Photo Favourite 39 - Swimwear Edition

    Photo Favourite Swimwear Edition

    Summer is often a hard time for plus size people, and swimwear is often a big part of that anxiety. Here i have 13 gorgeous ladies showing you that no matter... Read more

    The 22 July 2017 by   Boo_brown
  • Odeon: The Gallery

    Odeon: Gallery

    I did this at the Metrocentre cinema for Dunkirk in IMAX.Cool Tables! The staff are fantastic in the bar area and you are given a number with the screen you... Read more

    The 22 July 2017 by   Caz