Sunday, September 04, 2011
*Sharing this from a site SP linked to---some things I really needed to hear today:
Thanks for stopping by! Self-Love Month (January) is over but not the 31 Days of Self-Love Challenge—a pledge to do your best to do something loving for yourself for the next 31 days, to make YOU more aware of being kinder to YOU.
Every self-help book pushes building self-love, yet studies show it’s still elusive. With pressure to look and act perfect at an all time high, more people than ever don’t feel good enough to be loved. I want to change that dynamic!
Taking the pledge is meant to be a consciousness raiser. I hope that signing it will lead you to continue giving yourself lots of love. You can post your acts of self-love & read my 31 Days of Self-love posts HERE.
“I pledge to do my best to do something loving for myself, however big or small, for the next 31 days.“
To that end I chose to pass on a deal for my book, How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways, and give away for FREE. It has hundreds of concrete, practical suggestions for building self-love. Every little thing you do that feels good—from taking a short walk, to saying “no” to what you don’t want to do, to getting enough sleep, to buying the brand name lotion since it feels better, to taking a bubble bath to making time to read a book—says “I love me!”
After hating myself for many years, I developed strong self-love by consciously being kind to me. It helped me reinvent myself into a self-empowerment counselor, speaker and author of 12 popular books, including Nice Girls Can Finish First (McGraw-Hill).
Love yourself enough to give yourself the greatest gift of all–yourself--whole and happy on your own.
I’m not the thinnest girl on the block, nor the youngest or prettiest. but I do still love and accept me completely. I now understand that perfection isn’t reality. while I do my best to improve myself, my self-love doesn’t change if I gain or lose weight. Lovingly taking good care of me nourishes it.
Please consider signing the pledge and committing to do your best to do something loving for yourself for the next 31 days. You can post what you do HERE.
I wish you a lifetime of love and blessings!
Daylle Deanna Schwartz
DAYLLE’S 10 COMMANDMENTS OF SELF-LOVE
1. I shall lovingly accept myself as I am right now.
2. I shall appreciate all the beauty that makes me who I am.
3. I shall regularly give thanks for all of my blessings.
4. I shall trust in my ability to take care of myself.
5. I shall not criticize myself.
6. I shall not criticize others.
7. I shall forgive myself when I make a mistake.
8. I shall be kind to others, without sacrificing my own needs.
9. I shall take responsibility for my life.
10. I shall love myself to the best of my ability.
The How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count the Ways self-love initiative is dedicated to the memory of Ruth and Lt. Colonel Robert C. Herman, Daylle’s beloved parents, who loved her unconditionally, flaws and all, till the day they passed away."