Not everyday starts out on a positive note, but that doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way. Self-Love Diet Tip #21, cultivate joy. If your day isn’t going the way you want it to, you can choose to consciously cultivate joy. If your day is going the way you want it to, enjoy it, bask in it, appreciate it and cultivate more joy.
My day started out on a good note, and then it took a dip. I started to think of things that bring me joy. Reading the self-love posts that people submit, that brings me joy. Last night, someone sent me a message about how one of her friends is really benefiting from the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge, that brought me joy. I then focused on how that joy made me feel.
Peaceful, content, clear headed, a subtle increase in energy, warm. I recalled the experiences that brought me joy, focused on them, remembered how I felt physically and emotionally, and cultivated those feelings in the present moment.
What brings you joy? How does it make you feel?
– Emelina Minero
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.