Following up to yesterday’s post, I wanted to practice what I preach and share a tool I use with you. It’s a truly simple tool but I find it quite effective. It’s uncomfortable at first, especially if you’re used to negative self-talk, but it’s worth it and becomes easier the more often you try it. The practice is simple: write out a list of what you love about yourself. If you’re not comfortable talking about loving yourself, start with what you like about yourself. So this is one of my first lists and I kept it simple. Feel free to adapt something like this for yourself and let me know how it works for you! Share the list too, if you’re comfortable!
I’m accepting of others
I see the best in people
I’m a leader
I speak my mind but look for the facts
I own my faults and responsibility
I always do my best
So this is something that you can practice every day. These are the little reminders about what makes you great and it is a good start at getting comfortable with self-acceptance. Use these as affirmations in the morning. A little bit of positivity goes a long way and starting your day with a reminder of your awesomeness is a great step in the right direction. Give it a try and feel free to share your results!