Here’s a self-love affirmation for the week: I celebrate the person that I am.
The year is quickly coming to an end and with this, comes our customary review of what we accomplished in 2016.
If you’re like me, this review is sprinkled with some harsh self-criticism. “I should’ve done X”, “I wasn’t Y enough” or “I failed to be Z”, and the list goes on. I truly believe that in reality, had I accomplished X,Y or Z, I still would’ve found something to criticize about myself. That’s because celebrating myself is a struggle while being hard on myself is soooo easy.
And, you guessed it, being a survivor amplifies this dynamic.
So as we walk through this time of the year where opportunities for self-criticism abound, let’s make self-celebration our thing.
Here’s what I do: I think of three things that I really love about myself. I then repeat them to myself followed by a strong and heartfelt “You’re awesome!” with my arms way up in the air!
Give it a try! Repeat this as often as you can.
Additionally, you can write them down and post them on your bathroom mirror, on your journal or on your daily planner.
You got this love! You’re awesome!