I went through a period of time where I would respond to compliments with a cheeky grin and an offhanded “Thanks, I know” and while I thought it was a show of confidence really it was a mechanism to “fake it til ya make it.” Now, when I’m with someone who has wonderful things to say about me, about my body, I can accept it, without reservations and without deflection.
I thought the “Fake it” mindset was helpful. Like the idea of fake smiling until it became real but what happens is I fell into the rut of just acting and not facing the issues at hand. I can pretend all I want but if I don’t address what the real issues are it’s not really helping anything.
This year is all about addressing the issues. Both personal and professional, emotional and physical, and creating positive action to fuel a happier me.
31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge
January is Self-Love month, and it marks the 4th year that we’ve hosted the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge. You can participate by submitting your self-love writing to be published on this blog. You can submit your writing here. You can also participate by writing your self-love posts on your own blog and linking back to the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge, 2014 blog post and Facebook event. If you don’t start on January 1st, that’s fine! You can jump into the challenge whenever you want.
Win a Copy of Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works
Each blog post you write is one entry into our random drawing to win an autographed copy of my book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You’ll also be entered into our drawing to win our upcoming Self-Love e-products that we’ll be announcing soon.
If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your self-love writing, you can write in a journal or write yourself self-love emails. If writing isn’t for you, simply reading others’ self-love writing can be powerful and beneficial to you on your self-love journey.