I amaze myself! Sometimes things are really difficult to learn: A new job, different skill sets, learning new habits and new ways of doing things. But you know what? I have faith in myself that if I make time to practice and put the work in, even the hard things get easier. Because I did the work, I learned how to breathe bilaterally when swimming, which I must remind myself was REALLY DIFFICULT when I started and I despaired of ever doing it without a heap of effort! I caught myself doing it without thinking about it last week and loved myself for it, and for persisting. I also learned my new job skills to where I can be left alone now, even though that was really difficult and again I despaired of ever getting it, and I also learned how to paint and draw amazingly fast because I did it a lot in the last year. These are all things I despaired and doubted that I could do and I can now do them so much easier than I ever would have thought. I am going to cut out those middlemen of Despair and Doubt and go straight to AWESOME FAITH in myself! I love myself and I CAN get to a point where anything I do comes more easily than not, if I just keep doing it, no matter how difficult it might seem when I start out.
– Tessa Thornberry
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.