"Dear You." Kicking off 2019 with a love letter to yourself, for your eyes only might just be the most important thing that you do all year.
Deepak Chopra says "The secret of attraction is to love yourself."...but treating oneself with love, respect, gratitude and honor is not always easy to do. We take so much upon ourselves - and our inner voice tends to be our greatest critic (not to mention the voice that we hear more than any other!). When you team that up with the ways that we are constantly inundated with comparing ourselves to others and ideals, many times there aren't many positive words left floating around in our heads.
There's a lot of noise that can work completely against our inner voice. This is exactly why you owe it to yourself to write an EPIC love letter to yourself as a way to start your year. Put on your favorite tunes, get in your most beloved spot with delicious snacks nearby to write your letter. Then once your letter is finished, keep it somewhere that you can refer back to it on down days where you could use a little more love to yourself.
"The secret of attraction is to love yourself."
- Deepak Chopra
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Here are some trigger ideas for your love letter to yourself :
- Acknowledge your greatest strengths/gifts.
- Compliment yourself.
- Jot down some of your most favorite memories.
- Write with compassion about the tougher things & remember that they have paved way to become the strong you today.
- Give love to the quirky and unique things that make you YOU.
- LOL when writing about your favorite funny memories.
- Show mad love to the "flaws" that you love hard about yourself.
- List with pride the things you are proud of about yourself.
- Give yourself HUGE props and appreciation.
-Write this letter with a ton of gratitude.
And I said to my body, softly,
"I want to be your friend."
It took a long breath and replied,
"I have been waiting my whole life for this."
- Nayyirah Waheed
Write this letter with pride, yogi. You deserve all the love.
Jenny is a mama, DJ, yoga teacher and beach-obsessed boss babe at TheKaiLife.com. You can find her with a huge smile on her face adventuring with her husband, son Kai and fur babies Koa & Snorkel; spinning music and dancing with you late night; on her yoga mat or under a palm tree.
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