How do you start your day? I have read many different posts around the web on how people start their days. Start it with Gratitude is the most popular I think. That is how I start my day. I have practiced the art of “Awakening to Gratitude” ( my term…I don’t know..I like it!) for the last 4 years and yes, it has made a huge difference in my life! To start your day with a word of thanks and gratitude sets a tone that you just can’t have if you fall out of bed and stub your toe! LOL
I have also heard a few different people talk about waking up and writing 50 things you love about yourself. This is to help you learn to love yourself! IF you need to learn to love yourself! The most recent person I heard speaking on this subject is Rev. Temple Hayes. I watched a video today in which she was talking about self-esteem and how to achieve it….. if you are not born with it. ( I think maybe I was born with it and lost it somewhere along the way) She talked about waking up and writing 50 things that you love about yourself.
As I said this is not the first time I have heard this, I am sure it will not be the last. I have never practiced this as I have been very satisfied with my morning of gratitude practice! But it occurs to me that I could be in danger of living in a pretty big rut! So I think I’m going to give this a shot.
Rev. Hayes pointed out that in the beginning you may only have a few things to say about yourself…. only a few love words (OK, again…my term not hers! Sorry). And that is OK! Continue to practice this every day and eventually you will find you have a whole bunch of things you love about yourself! I don’t know how many I will have! Presumably the lower your esteem the fewer the words you will have. If you are curious how many words, or sentences even, that I come up with on how to express the love I have for myself….. then come back tomorrow or “subscribe” to my blog. I will post the results!
I also think it will be interesting to see if I can wake up and do this without my words of gratitude first. Although I doubt the rule is that I can’t be grateful first!
Peace and Love~ Christine