The Love Warrior Community’s January 2012 Challenge is to spend 10 minutes writing about self-love each day for January, and it started today.
Can you actually create or build self-love in 10 minutes?
I’m reminded of a saying, “If it seems too good to be true, it is too good to be true.”
OK, maybe you can’t make self-love appear in 10 minutes, but you can create repetitive 10 minute writings with the focus of self-love that will add up over time.
As you wake up each morning this month, no matter which day in January you begin, remember that before you go to sleep that night you have committed to 10 minutes of self-love writing. Notice what your thoughts or emotions are.
I noticed myself thinking. “It’s January 3rd, I should have started it January 1st.” Another rouge thought was, “What if I miss a day, what kind of role model will I be for the Love Warrior Community?”
(I just looked at the clock and I have 3 minutes left… 10 minutes goes by real fast!)
So… my first 10 minute self-love writing for 2012 is about noticing the thoughts that would take me away from spending 10 minutes on something I’m passionate about, and letting them float by like clouds.
With my remaining minutes I’ll let you know that writing for 10 minutes doesn’t allow for the critic to have much time to interfere.
Let’s all agree that our 10 minute writings will be imperfect, perhaps even have some grammatical errors, because perfection is not our goal — love is.
What better way to spend 10 minutes than to focusing on loving yourself?
Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. She created an intensive outpatient eating disorder program in 2000, brought ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.) to Petaluma shortly after and founded EDRS (Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.), a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2005. In 2011, Michelle co-founded the Love Warrior Community with her daughter, Emelina, an online community that helps people cultivate self-love, self-acceptance and body acceptance through creative expression. Michelle is finishing her book, Self-Love: The Only Diet That Works, and her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the Self-Love Movement!
Go here to submit your 10 minute self-love writing: Share your writing with the Self-Love Warrior group blog!, here to see a list of all self-love writing submitted for this event & to get a run down of what’s going on & here to join the event via the Official Facebook Event page & to get updates on the 10 Minute Self-Love Writing Challenge.