Kudos to me for coming up this ultra original idea of writing a post on this theme for the letter X for my entry to the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Anyhow, the main reason I wanted to write about X-factor is that I feel I always highlight my shortcoming more than mentioning things I do well. I have recently concluded that I do not appreciate myself enough! So here I am discussing my X-factor(s)!
I do not have a boastful bone in my body so I hope it does not seem like that once you finish reading this post. But let me reiterate what I have now started believing firmly – If I cannot love myself and become my own biggest fan, who else is going to do that for me? I have been my biggest critic all my life, it is time to admire my good qualities because I do have – MANY! (ahem!) But I am going to stick to one or two – that I think is/are my X factor(s)!
“I am cheerful and love spreading joy around!”
This may be the most generic statement ever but I think this has made me enjoy every single day of my life despite the circumstances. I will be honest and admit that I do get impacted by things, I do get disheartened when things do not go my way but I bounce back. It is one of the qualities that some people around me have admitted to admire about me.
One of the reasons might be that I have not had an easy life and staying down was not an option. I had decided early on that I will not waste my life. I do admit my shortcomings like getting frustrated, angry etc. but I also bounce back fast. I do give myself sometime to ponder over things and sometimes slack off to have a pity party but something in me pushes me towards looking up and refusing to stay down. I consider myself to be really blessed and lucky.
Some of my friends, when I shared something that was bothering me, were irritated at my apparent frustration and yet smiley outlook on life 🙂 They ask me how I can laugh and enjoy while still having something to complain about. I have no idea. All I know is that I am always trying to live in the moment despite things not being perfect in my life.
I hope someday, I will be more balanced and will not face as many downs at all and remain happy and content all the time! I hope to stop complaining all together.
Another one of my strengths is my hunger for knowledge. I do not sit in front of the TV and watch 6 hours of mindless TV or anything (I just can’t). I need to do something productive. I do love playing games and chilling out but “relaxing” in front of TV or any mindless activity does not work for me. It makes me restless 90% of the time.
I was not always like this but in the past 3-4 years especially I have just wanted to do something substantial with my time. Even if I am watching YT videos or TV or anything, I always try limit to a certain amount and always go for something that brings me joy or knowledge or both. That is why I choose sitcoms, animated movies and childish activities!
I do not know if this is right or not but it works for me. I have never been happier and more content with my life – especially after starting my blogs. Beauty blogging (my other blog) has brought the kind of excitement and passion I never thought was possible from “work”! This blog is a reflection of me, it is as varied as I and I can see a certain growth in me in the past 15 months. This is my way of documenting my life!
I am hoping to improve even further as the time goes on!
What is your X-factor? What are your strengths?