Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
– Dr. Seuss
There is no other person in this world like you. You deserve to be loved not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life — YOU.
Practicing self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially in times when we face serious challenges. Self-love is so much more than treating yourself to a hot bubble bath or going for a walk in nature, it’s about finding that place truly from within where we look at our baggage and root through the crap to find what we actually know to be true, ourselves, our whole selves, the ones we should love and focus on and not what ‘other people’ think we should.
If it wasn’t for our limiting beliefs, the high expectations and social media, I am sure the problem of comparing ourselves wouldn’t exist. So, how do we solve this when we have to deal with each of these on a daily basis?
1. 15 Love Notes
Your challenge today is to write 15 things you love about yourself and your body and why; anything from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.
Your 15 things should reflect the 15 things you love and the WHY behind all of them. It is because someone you love, loves it? It is something you have always loved about yourself? Or is it an AHA moment that you’ve just had as you’re sitting here right now? Something perhaps you have ever thought about, from your fingertips, to the mole on your back!
2. Compliment Yourself
I want you to listen today/this week. Listen to how you would speak to your best friend, daughter, parents, and grandparents. How do you compliment them, what do you say, how do you say it? How do you feel when you are giving the compliment?
Make a little note on your phone or grab a note pad to document each one. I then want you to look back and see how you can start complimenting yourself in the same way. Think about what you can say when you look in the mirror, when you complete a task, when you’re feeling proud of what you’ve done, when you put some lovely clothes on and feel fabulous!!!
Where can you include these little compliments or notes of confidence into your day to day life, just as you would do with your best friend?
3. A Challenge When You Fall To Sleep
As you get ready to fall asleep tonight, just before you are ready to fall asleep, give yourself I want you to say yourself love MANTRA 15 times:
While you are saying the self-love mantra, mentally think of yourself in a wonderful place. Create an image of yourself the way that you would like to be, think of yourself proud, happy, confident and loving your body!
In order not to fall asleep and not lose count, every time you say the suggestions, press down with each finger of your right hand, and then continue with each finger of your left hand and then back to the right until you have completed the suggestions 15 times.
4. Say Something Beautiful To Yourself In The Mirror.
Every time you see your reflection from now on I want you to say something nice. Whether that is the same thing you say every time or something different.
Not just in the mirror, in the reflection, in the car window, taking a selfie – where ever you are I want you to say something wonderful to yourself.
What do you want to tell yourself/your body/ your mind every day – without really having to try hard?
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