Finding Self Love
Four years ago, I embarked on a self love project.
For 28 days I affirmed who I was, I took a self portrait, and I pampered myself. During the course of this project I learned a lot about my relationship with myself. I learned how to speak life over myself, how to love myself in spite of, and how to take care of myself. You can read how I started it here.
I also learned January is the national observance of self love, not February. Nonetheless, I committed to the project and have been affirming over my life ever since.
2017 was a year of transformation for me. I went from pregnancy to motherhood, I settled into a new state (location), and my mind was still recovering from 2016, coping with loss and life’s twists and turns.
Am I happy? Absolutely! But just like Zig Ziglar stated, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
This year, I want to reboot the self love project and invite you all to join in on the action. While I don’t necessarily make resolutions each year, I do have goals I’d like to accomplish and self-care and self-love is always a must do (self love should be ongoing and not just 31 days).
Objective: To create happiness within so that it can radiate outward
I’ll be following these guidelines just I did back in 2014:
- Take a self portrait daily (accepting me for me – flaws and all)
- Daily affirming and divorcing all negative thoughts
- Find time for self-care every, single day
- Compliment someone else EVERY SINGLE DAY (because when you love yourself completely, you have no problems showing love to others)
- Share my affirmations with you all daily
Hear me when I say, though this officially starts in January 2018, I challenge you to start your self love project today – I did! Speak kind words to yourself. Go for a walk. Eat healthier at your next meal or snack. Drink water. Call your friends and family and tell them you love them. Compliment someone. Snap a picture of yourself. Be still and embrace the moment. Start living the life you know you deserve today!