As you all well know, I love to journal! I love writing down memories. I love writing daily gratitude lists. I love writing positive affirmations. Journaling keeps my mind, thoughts and feelings positive. I recently did a series on bullet journaling but today’s post is focused strictly on writing to grow towards self-love if you’re not quite there yet or struggling. I hope you find the ideas helpful as you travel on your body positive journey!
1 thing you need to let go of. What is holding you back from moving forward in your journey to self-love? Maybe it’s a person? Maybe an experience? Whatever it may be, let it go. Anything or anyone that doesn’t support you positively has no place in your life.
2 pieces of advice to remind yourself of in times of low self-esteem, negativity, when you’re feeling insecure, anxious or sad. Refer to these words of wisdom to get yourself back on track and in a better headspace.
3 of your greatest talents/abilities. You are more than what people see. You are full of wonderful ideas and creative thoughts so when you feel down on yourself, look at this list and know you are capable of doing great things.
4 activities that make you feel good. When you feel out of sorts, do something that makes you happy and fills your soul with joy.
5 positive self loving affirmations. When negative thoughts of self creep into your head, cast them aside with positive affirmations. Look at them daily, hourly or as much as you need until they sink in and you feel better about who you are.
6 people (or pets) you love having in your life. Surround yourself with people or animals who love you unconditionally, who accept you just as you are.
7 things you can do to remove stress. Refer to this list when life becomes too overwhelming.
8 simple things that bring you joy and/or inspiration. Things like a bouquet of flowers, a favourite painting or a good book can bring a smile to your face and peace in your heart.
9 things, places or people you are grateful for. When you focus on the blessings in your life, the things that aren’t going so well become less significant.
10 things you love about yourself. Include some physical attributes but also aspects of your personality, your abilities, talents and accomplishments can also be part of the list.
Finally, think of things, feelings, experiences and people you deserve to have in your life. Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and know you are worthy and deserving of anything you desire including loving who you are in this moment.