Celebrate You! 2016 Day 1

by | Aug 1, 2016 | 2016 Celebrate You!, Celebrate You!, Mindset

Learn more about the 31-Day Celebrate You! Challenge

Buddha quote

You deserve your love and affection

I have found that the adage that you can’t love anyone else until you love yourself is very true. Loving you — who you are, and the package you come in — has to come first. Otherwise, you are only loving others through an imperfect filter.

It took me many years of working on myself and cultivating a positive attitude to get to the place where I feel that I can truly love another. And in so doing, I attracted a wonderful man who loves me for who I am — warts and all.

Day 1 Exercise

So how do you cultivate the self-love that is required for true happiness? You learn to accept your flaws, embrace them as markers of what make you unique, special and lovable.

Today is the first day of the annual Celebrate You! 31-Day Challenge. For today’s exercise, I suggest you do three things:

  1. Set your intention for the month. What do you want to work on releasing, or bolstering, for the next 31 days? I will be working on healing. The accident in February set me back a bit on my Own Your Awesome path. I need to work on refocusing on and remembering what makes me Awesome.
  2. Catch yourself being Awesome at least once every day this month … and celebrate it. Keep in mind that you cannot compare your Awesome to another’s. And one day’s Awesome may be bigger or smaller than another. For example, right now, because of the accident, crossing the street is a big, fat, scary deal. Therefore, crossing the street without having a panic attack may just be my Awesome for the day. And I will celebrate it with some whooping and hollering and maybe even a happy dance. What did you do today that illustrates your strength? Celebrate it!
  3. Start a list of what you love about you. Each day this month, add to that list. By the end of this challenge you should have a long list of things that you truly love about yourself. Read and remember that you are lovable and deserve your love and affection.

Want Brownie Points? Post something from your list of Awesome in the Facebook Group!


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