So, as I said this morning, I’m about halfway through this self-love journal prompt.
Here’s my thoughts so far, after the cut:
This was way harder than I thought it was going to be, honestly. Like day six’s prompt: how would it feel to let go of the negative beliefs about yourself? Like, I had to dig deep to answer that one, and genuinely, I’m not sure I did it all that well.
Or day seven? “I deserve happiness because…” Like, do these people realize I have near-crippling anxiety and self-loathing? But it points out things I need to acknowledge and work on. Even if, in the moment, I’m reciting “this is stupid, I don’t actually need to do this.”
Like yesterday’s prompt: “What are your beliefs about yourself? Are they true?” I did strive to find some positive beliefs about myself, as well as acknowledge the negative.
There are some hard ones coming up, too. The very last post of this adventure? That’s gonna be interesting: “Write a thank you letter to your body for all it is capable of.” Oh boy, can I go on forever about the things I can’t do. But that’s in human nature, sometimes, to focus on the negative and overlook the positive. It’ll be a good prompt to answer honestly and with a positive outlook.
This isn’t all a walk in the park for me, so thanks for sticking with me while I experiment like this.
Gotta run for now!