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5 Days to Fall in Love with Yourself Challenge

5 Days to Fall in Love with Yourself

When I began my first blog - Happily Ever Kate - I came up with this 5 day challenge & I did not want it to get lost in the interwebs, so I'm going to share it here...

Each day consists of a step to heal the relationship you have with yourself and give you something to DO, THINK, or FEEL.

If you are going to post about it on social media, use the hashtag #inlovewithme to inspire others on the same journey.

Feel free to pin, steal, whatever with the photos. I want as many as possible to start to develop a healthy relationship with themselves this February!

Day 1 ❥ Find Your Beauty ❥

Day 1 - Find Your Beauty | 5 Days to Fall in Love with Yourself

Day 1 is about truly looking at yourself and finding that real beauty. How many times have you looked in the mirror and picked yourself apart

"Ugh my thighs, my belly, my {insert undesired bodypart}"

I'm having flashbacks to the scene in Mean Girls.

Stop it! Stop focusing on what you perceive as negatives!

Cady had no concept of doing such a thing - this awful habit is a learned behavior, as the Plastics taught her and as we have unfortunately taught ourselves. But, you can un-learn this behavior {although it will take more than one day...let's learn how!}

First, stop focusing on individual body parts. Instead, I want you to look in the mirror and see yourself as the whole person you are.

Appreciate what you body does for you everyday. Find what you love and respect about yourself. Know how beautiful you really are. Let your inner beauty shine through you.

Are you having trouble with this?

Then imagine looking at yourself through the eyes of your loved one - your spouse/significant other, your parent, your family, your friends. They unconditionally love you - what do they see? Let that be your focus and let it resonate with you. Trust and BELIEVE in those thoughts and carry them with you throughout the day.

Practice this every morning before you get ready. Teach yourself to find the GOOD in YOU because that beauty is there waiting to be appreciated!

Day 2 ❥ Self-Affirmation ❥

Day 2 - Self-Affirmations | 5 Days to Fall in Love with Yourself

Affirmation: Declaring something to be true.

Imagine how much better you could feel in your day if you affirmed a belief about yourself all day long. Positive thoughts go a long way, especially when you are empowering yourself.

As yesterday, this is probably not natural or something you are used to doing, so let's start small.

Pick one self-affirmation for the entire day.

When you look in that mirror to find your beauty throughout the day, repeat the affirmation to yourself. Here are some examples:

  • "I accept my uniqueness." There is no competition and no comparison, for we are all different and meant to be that way. I am special and unique. I love myself.

  • "I release all criticism." I only give out that which I wish to receive in return. My love and acceptance of others is mirrored to me in every moment.

  • "All my relationships are harmonious." When we create harmony in our minds and hearts, we will find it in our lives. The inner creates the outer. Always.

  • "I open new doors to life." I rejoice in what I have, and I know that fresh new experiences are always ahead. I greet the new with open arms. I trust life to be wonderful.

  • "I am worth loving." I do not have to earn love. I am lovable because I exist. Others reflect the love I have for myself.

Need some more ideas?

I am obsessed with quotes, affirmations, inspirations...whatever you want to call them!

I have downloaded the app called "Power Thought Cards - Louise Hay" to my iPhone. There are actual cards you can also purchase from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc. These are the quotes you see above. They have a quote on one side and a longer description on the other.

"These affirmation cards help you find your inner strength and guidance. Each vibrant card contains a powerful affirmation on one side and a visualization on the other to enlighten, inspire, and bring joy to your life."

Check it out on Amazon.

Day 3 ❥ Be Strong ❥