Somewhere in the world right now there is a girl who is looking in the mirror feeling inadequate. Somewhere, someone is feeling like they would happily switch lives with anyone else. Somewhere there is someone who feels like no matter what they do, they will never look good enough, feel good enough, or simply be enough.
Loving oneself is not a one-time choice, a fleeting moment, or a snap decision. Self-love is a life long journey, a daily practice, and a chosen lifestyle. For the next 52 weeks I am going to spend every week focusing on a different way to practice self-love. Every Saturday, I will share my weekly self love challenge so that you can participate as well.
Whether you struggle with self-love and acceptance or revel in it, join me in this journey by sharing your experience with the weekly challenge on social media using the hashtags #WeeklySelfLoveChallenge and #SelfLoveSaturday. This journey will teach you to love and accept yourself in ways that you didn’t think possible and you never know who you might inspire on the way.
I thought today called for a selfie!
Compliment someone you just judged. Then compliment yourself.
Last week I was having lunch with an acquaintance when she pointed out the outfit of a passerby in a not so kind way. The common accepted practice among many women would be to agree or even add in an insult of my own. Instead I quickly changed the subject but I thought about that interaction for the rest of my day.
What if, instead of saying something negative about someone who you feel inclined to judge, you said something positive instead? What if, immediately after this, you followed it up by giving yourself a compliment?
Often times, when we are judging others, it is because we feel insecure about something ourselves. Show yourself the love that you deserve by not allowing your insecurities to turn you into a negative and judgmental person. Instead, use that moment of insecurity to find a positive quality in someone else as well as focusing on something positive about yourself.