Can I bring your attention back to the exercise from last week – the one where you listed all of your faults but chose to love yourself anyway.
It was a little difficult, huh? Have no fear. It served a purpose.
We are using this time to get to know ourselves and to fall in love with ourselves – faults and all.
I do not doubt that you have no problem extending love and care toward your friends, husbands, and children despite their flaws.
Now it is time to direct some of that compassion, acceptance, and unconditional love inward – toward yourself.
You will need the lists you wrote the other day – and your awesome traits list .
Start with the things on your Cannot Stand list – read them aloud to yourself.
Follow that list with the things that are all right, but you would like to work on.
After those lists, say “But that’s OK because you’re…” before you read your awesome trait list to yourself.
Now, if there is anything on your Cannot Stand or Need To Work On list that you can change. Make a plan. Start small. Make changes in your life.
Don’t forget to keep up with your Dailies, especially recording at least two things you did during the day or noticed about yourself that pleased you.
See you tomorrow!