To help me be more consistent and curb writers block, I’m doing the “30 Day Killer Journaling Challenge for Self Love and Self Discovery” created by Isabelle Dias. If you’d like to take the challenge yourself, click the link for a full list of prompts.
Why do you deserve to treat yourself with more grace? Make a list of all the reasons.”
This is probably the hardest prompt yet. I am incredibly hard on myself. I think a lot of people find it easier to extend grace to others rather than ourselves. I’m just watching the cursor blink on my ipad - make a list of all the reasons, but how do I even begin?
I guess, I’ll start with because I give it to others. Am I not worthy of the same forgiveness and kindness? Maybe instead of a list, it’s time to remember a French commercial I stumbled upon a few years back where two actresses sat in a restaurant for coffee and said aloud to each other the negative things women said about themselves. It made everyone uncomfortable and patrons even stopped to say “Hey, you shouldn’t say such mean things to her.” At the end of the video it simply states, if you wouldn’t say it to someone else don’t say it to yourself.
The way we speak to ourselves matters. I need to be reminded of this multiple times a day - sometimes it feels like hundreds. I do deserve the grace, the love and kindness that I extend to others. Let me try this, when I catch myself being mean and negative or too hard on myself, I should say out loud, “I am worthy of grace and I deserve kindness. I love myself as much as I love others.” Maybe we should all do this, as often as we can.
Want to tackle this journaling challenge together? Come join us in Conk’s Community.
Creating my own sunshine 🌞