Day 2208: I hate myself for _______.

I used to hate myself for this and that, but no more.  Now, I hate it when I hear people say “I hate myself” for anything.

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Yesterday, in my office, somebody said they hated themselves for not being what they used to be.

Have you ever said, “I hate myself” for anything?  I won’t hate you if you share that, below.

I’d hate it if my other photos had any hate in them.

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Hate disrupts the immune system. How can we boost it?  Let’s start with kind words towards ourselves and others.

During this season, I do not hate myself for

Joan Jett hates herself for loving you:

I might hate myself if I forgot to thank all those who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — YOU, but I doubt it.

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27 thoughts on “Day 2208: I hate myself for _______.

  1. I could hate myself for feeling that too much in the past, Ann, but I’ll let myself slide. Thank you for pointing out how defeating self-hate can be! I hope you get a big yes on the 2019 Fringe Fest show!

  2. The old saying is that there’s a thin line between love and hate, and whenever we feel like we hate ourselves that’s something to consider. When we feel we hate ourselves we should think of it as loving ourselves enough that we are frustrated with our shortcomings and know we can be better.
    Also I know it’ll come up again but I would hate myself if I didn’t right now wish you good luck at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019.

  3. Hate is a strong word. Used too often. I prefer to dislike or strongly dislike.

  4. Thank you for reminding us that self-hate is not okay. Love yourself. Love others. No one’s perfect. Thank God for that. If we thought we were, we’d be insufferable!

  5. I don’t hate myself but it took a while for me to be happy with who I am

  6. I really do try to be gentle with myself. I cringe at the word “hate” and perhaps dance around it a bit, but I need to give myself the benefit of the doubt so that I’m more patient with others, too. This time of year the expectations are high, and I REALLY have to stand back with some perspective!

  7. Hmmm…I’m sure I hated myself for something at some point. But it’s been a while. I’m a lot gentler with my faults…

  8. You reminded me to take out my copy of Self Compassion by Kristin Neff. It’s a struggle for me but I try. Btw, my community is named Edinburgh. Good luck!

  9. I’m sure I HAVE said I hated…… about myself. But I don’t want to put the energy into thinking what it was I have said. 😉

  10. Do people really hate themselves, though? Maybe they feel disappointed or uncomfortable, only. Maybe they regret something that they have done? I hope they don’t really hate themselves. However, hating something about yourself could be a good motivator for change.

    • I hope they don’t really hate themselves, too, Maureen, but people do say that about themselves. I’m hoping they change that as well as other things in their lives. As always, I love your comments.

  11. I hATE myself silly ( ๑ ❛ ڡ ❛ ๑ )♡♡

  12. I don’t really do hate – though I sometimes wish I could 🙂

  13. lifeinkarolingston

    When I was younger I’ve been using this phrase quite often. I don’t use it anymore. Instead.. I love myself for reading your today post. 😊

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