Last week I shed back a few layers of vulnerability and got pretty raw. I briefly discussed issues I had previously dealt with in regards to self-love. Unbeknownst to me, there are so many people suffering from lack of confidence, self-esteem and overall self-love issues.
I received a lot of messages asking for help. Even messages from people I’ve never met in my entire life. To be honest with you, this made me feel ridiculously good in the respect that I’m obviously living an authentically real life and complete strangers trust me (Merrissa – 1, Life - 0). Then sadness settled in. I was sad that others were dealing with self-love issues and felt like they didn’t have any way to deal with their struggles besides reaching out to a complete stranger.
This post is for you.
This post is for the girls (and guys!) that are struggling with self-love, confidence, self-esteem, etc and don’t know how to start living their best life ever.
I want to share with you a few methods of daily practice that have improved my life, leaps and bounds. However, today, I want to specifically talk about journaling.
Growing up I never really had a “diary” or any deliberate means of journaling. Of course I had several Hello Kitty journals but they were filled to the brim with games of MASH, tic-tac-toe and some of those 3D “S’s” that made you feel like a complete badass. Anyways—I think my lack of journaling as an adolescent has something to do with being really open with my parents and feeling safe to discuss any problems I was going through.
As I got older, life started happening super fast and sometimes unbearable; I began feeling a little low on self-esteem. So, I turned to a journal. But this wasn’t until after I realized it’s far more important to push out your positive energy and reduce the negative. However, I didn’t use the journal to write down my problems, my flaws or insecurities. I used it to write down the good shit. I listed things that made me happy. Things I did on a certain day that made me proud. I wrote about my accomplishments. I wrote about the good things that were going on in my life. Before I knew it I had a little book of good deeds, milestones and endeavors that highlighted the best of me. Then my outlook on the entire world, and myself, changed.
Okay homegirl. Do yourself a favor and go buy a cute little notebook and get to writing. It doesn't have to be everyday! It doesn't have to be 1, 5 or 8 paragraphs long. There is no rulebook to journaling but it certainly shouldn't feel like a chore. Anytime you're feeling in the dumps you can resort to this notebook for a quick reminder that you are the bomb and no one is you, quite like you are! Take 3-5 minutes in the morning or evening and start manifesting the hell out of the good shit.
As always, what you put out into the universe is returned to you tenfold.
Stay rad + kind.