Doing My Imperfect Best

One of my missions in life is to strive to be imperfect. It’s actually challenging because I can hold myself to high standards.


This post will be short and sweet. It is my answer to the critic in me that says I need to be the shining example of writing passionate, inspiring blog posts every day in January to be successful in fulfilling my commitment to the Self-Love Movement.

My critic tells me that it’s not good enough that I started my day with the Body Love Visualization before getting out of bed today. Although that was a loving action I made today, my critic tells me that I must be a role model for all of the Love Warriors by writing every day this month. My answer to my critic tonight is that I will model accepting my limitations and imperfections.

I didn’t write self-love posts during the days that my daughter went on vacation, and during the days that she was taking a break from posting them. My critic told me that I had blog posts that I needed to “catch up on” in order to fulfill my goal of writing everyday this month. Instead, I will love myself enough to go to bed, even though it’s 7:39 pm, and even though I planned on writing self-love reflections during the days that I did not write.

The truth is I have not written every day this month. I am perfectly imperfect in my intentions and commitments. I will model doing my imperfect best tonight by keeping this blog post short and sweet.

I am sharing my love of myself with my flaws, as well as my strengths. I am caring for myself by going to bed and by not writing the handful of self-love posts that I did not write in time for my daughter to post them. I send you all my love and “permission to be imperfect” along with me!

Goodnight, and sweet dreams.

Blessings on your journey of Self-Love.

Michelle E. Minero

Join us in the 31 Day Self-Love Writing Contest to win an autographed copy of Michelle Minero’s book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. Read through the Self-Love Posting Guidelines for inspiration on different ways you can focus on bringing more love into your life through the 7 paths of the Self-Love Diet. Read through 2012’s monthly Self-Love Writing Prompts for ideas on topics you can write about to help you focus more on loving yourself, and read through others’ self-love posts for inspiration at the bottom of the prompts page. Share your self-love journey with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Michelle Minero, MFT 3Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. Michelle’s book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works, was published on January 23, 2013. You can purchase a copy through Amazon. Her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies.

Michelle 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. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter.

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