100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 42

Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.

You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!


What does treating myself with respect look like for me?

Just as self-love is important, self-respect is also important. So, what does treating yourself with respect look like to you?

My answer goes really well with tomorrow’s question, so I will share it with you then πŸ˜‰

In the meantime, enjoy the food for thought!

❀ Jenny

22 thoughts on “100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 42

      1. Not really… I’m at a different place in life. The world is a lot more polarized and hostile. People my age are busy with their children and, in a few cases, grandchildren; they don’t have time for friends or a social life. And the people young and free enough to have a social life just see me as a creepy old man. And because of COVID no one is socializing anyway, and everything fun I used to do has been shut down.

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      2. There are still opportunities to socialize. Basically, you can always find what you’re looking for. If you focus and look for the negative, it’s not hard to find it. But if you choose to look for the positive, you can find that too.

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      3. I know. It’s just really hard right now. My job is really demanding, even more so in the COVID era. (I won’t say what that is, because I don’t want to give away spoilers for my blog when I get to that part of the story – Jenny, I know you know what I do for work, don’t give it away.) Everything I used to look forward to that got me through those demanding and exhausting weeks is gone now because of COVID and the response to it from the government and society. And this has opened up a lot of unanswered questions about my future, mostly whether or not starting over somewhere else is worth it, despite having huge negative financial implications at this point in my career, and having to grieve leaving behind the only place I’ve ever called home.

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  1. Not putting myself down, standing up for myself and not allowing myself to feel degraded by others. I was in a toxic relationship once, but believed I didn’t deserve anything better. I now believe I deserve someone who loves and respects me.

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  2. Self-respect does go in hand with self-worth like Becoming His Tapestry mentioned. I think if you struggle with your own self-worth, it’s hard to give yourself the respect you deserve. It took me a long time to move from under the grips of my controlling mother who would beat on my self-esteem and self-worth with her harsh words. It was only when I grew a backbone, removed myself from under her control, that I was able to rebuild myself and give myself the self-respect I deserved. Sorry for my rant!

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