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5 Things to Focus on in the New Year: Self Love

Self love – This is part 2 in a 5 part series. Well, part 1 focused on time management and part 2 is focusing on self-love. As I looked back through my blog posts for the year, I realized I talked about self-care and building confidence, but I’m not sure I touched on self love and acceptance. Perhaps it’s because it’s still an area of improvement in my life. Something that doesn’t quite feel like I fully made it there yet.

But isn’t the journey more important than the destination?

So what if I never get to 100% self love and acceptance? That would be amazing and maybe I will, but figuring it out is just as important. Because if I’m always focusing on how I’m going to feel when I fully love and accept every piece of myself, then I can’t focus on fully loving who I am in this particular moment.

I always want to improve and become a better version of myself. We should strive to improve and grow as individuals to better for ourselves and the people around us. Ironically, putting myself out here into the digital world is helping me reach a more accepting and loving view of myself. My confidence is growing and I am realizing more and more each day that there is only one me in this world.

Self Love Goals for the New Year

  1. Start each day by looking in the mirror and saying one thing I love about myself
  2. Continue to say and write affirmations on a daily basis
  3. Reduce automatic negative thought patterns
  4. If someone gives me a compliment, accept it and do NOT downplay it
  5. Continuing aligning physical health and mental health

This is not a linear process, but it is a process that needs to happen. I encourage you to embark on your own self love and acceptance journey!

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