ANOTHER AWARD, WOOHOOO! I was awarded the Flawesome Award by Alison from littleblogofpositivity.com. She is a lovely busy bee who runs a blog about mental health, positivity, and finding motivation in life. If you haven’t heard of her, then definitely give her a visit!
Right before I was about to post this, I was nominated for the same award by another cool blogger, Kat from boozyhousewife.family.blog. She’s a US blogger (like me!) and blogs about lifestyle, knitting, cocktails, and more! Do check her out, I think you’ll like it! 😉
The Flawesome Award was created by Sophia Ismaa who created this specifically to celebrate our flaws!
Sophia’s description of the award:
“It’s time to celebrate the flaws that make you awesome. How many times do we see an award that celebrates all things bright and shiny and sunny in a person? How often do we forget that our weaknesses can be a strength? Our flaws make us human, our flaws tell us more about who we are, and in turn, we turn those flaws into awesome strengths. In short, our flaws make us #flawesome”.
In this award, you write about 3 of your flaws or weaknesses and then turn it into a positive strength. Then you nominate 10 others for the award!
My 3 Flaws
1. I stress about things a lot!
This is pretty common, right? I often think of the worst case scenario of something I’m about to do or go to, and I start thinking it will really happen. Sometimes I stress about things so much to the point that I give myself major migraines and make myself sick!
I do think stress to a certain degree is very beneficial to life. There’s such a thing as ‘good stress’ after all! It moves me to work hard at something and not be lazy and lackadaisical about everything. I have a certain standard about how I do things and I feel satisfied when it’s achieved. So I guess the real goal here is to tone my stress down a bit so I can enjoy things more and not always feel sick due to stress levels!
2. I’m quite shy.
I’m an introvert and I’m one of those wallflowers. Crowds are a little overwhelming to me, and I’d probably just end up hanging out somewhere in the corner alone. I want to talk, introduce myself and make friends, but social anxiety gets in the way! I dislike the feeling of so many pairs of eyes looking at me all at once. I honestly prefer small groups, where the laser beam eyes are less intense… haha.
If I had to think of something positive to come out of this flaw, it would be the ability to seek out other people who feel like they don’t fit in with the crowd or are shy themselves and be the one (or one of the people) to talk to them and help them feel less lonely. If I was talking to the majority, I’d be too busy to see that there may be others out there like me who aren’t talking to anyone as well!
3. I have an inferiority complex?
Being shy and socially anxious partly stems from my inferiority complex. I feel like I’m always not good enough and somehow there’s a huge gap, whether it’s social status or financial or knowledge-wise, and it definitely punches my confidence in the gut. I don’t have any sound reasons why I feel this way, but I get that a lot of times just by being around a person for a little while. It doesn’t happen as often as it used to, but it still lingers and occurs every now and then, and it’s annoying!
On the flip side, this has taught me to stay humble and realize that everyone has something that they’ll be better at than me, thus learn to appreciate others more. I really think it’s better this way than to be an arrogant a-hole. I’m also able stay out of drama, which is another plus!