I’ve noticed that in the past few years I’ve taken far fewer pictures of myself. I didn’t know if it’s that I’m busy or I’ve outgrown the major “selfie” phase of my life or I didn’t want to be “that girl.” Going back through facebook and getting rid of old photos I realized it was because I didn’t need the validation anymore. Growing up in the era of social network so much of my high school and college years became about validation. Likes, comments, and people telling me how good I looked was really important. It’s still nice to be complimented but I don’t NEED it as much. I don’t sit around and take dozens of photos just to find that perfect one that will make me seem more attractive.
I now mostly have photos of events or a great new outfit. Me being silly or out with friends. The real reason why people should take photos. I’m not dissing the selfie, If you feel good and want to share it go for it! Flaunt your happiness but it’s another one of those times when you need to decide if it’s for you or for others.
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.