A Self Love Writing Exercise for 2019

I’m a huge goal setter and always love to write new year’s resolutions, but there’s a difference between setting goals and buying into some of the magazine jargon that comes with the new year. “New year, new you!” has an undertone that doesn’t sit well with me. Why do we need a new you? Isn’t the old you perfect as you are? And beyond that, we don’t need “January 1” to allow us to make important changes in our lives. Everyday is a perfectly good day to set new goals and work toward positive change in my book. Am I right?

Instead of writing all the things that we want to change about ourselves, what if we sat down and wrote about all the things we love about ourselves? Specifically, new pieces of us that came about in 2018 personally, professionally, emotionally, career wise, etc. that we won’t to embrace and hold onto through 2019 and perhaps forever? This is the self-love exercise I’m personally doing and would love for all of you to do, too.

To get you started, here are some areas to focus on:

Where I grew personally:

Where I grew professionally:

Where I grew emotionally:

Where I grew spiritually:

Feel free to share your writing in the comments if you’re so inclined. Here’s to growth and self-love in 2019. Happy new year! xx

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  1. I agree. The “New Year, New You” thing needs to be left in the past. It weighs down the progress one has made in a year and makes people feel worthless…when they should be celebrating what they did accomplish. Great exercise. Pinning!!

    xoxo – Kelly

  2. I’m happy as I am! If I find myself in a displeasing state of mind or get into period of moodiness that is bringing me down I’ll remedy the situation as it occurs. Maybe just reading a good book going to the movies, visiting a friend, or journaling will turn the tide for me. I’ve never seen the new year as a time to change who I am.

  3. Thank you.
    These are positive opportunities for each of us to really appreciate ourselves. We all need to understand our individual unique qualities. Reflecting on our capabilities and being grateful for our own strengths is empowering.
    Each day brings new challenges and with each step learning from past experiences enable us to overcome any obstacles.
    Good health, Contentment and Success x

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