It’s that time again. For the past few years as the importance of this ritual has grown in my life I’ve been trying to figure out how to grow it. Recently it occurred to me that what I’m trying to do is present this as a gift. I can’t imagine anything better than a world where we as women stopped doubting ourselves, spending millions on the self help industry and just looked in the mirror. Really looked and found what it is we like.
So, this is an invitation. Take this idea. Share it. Spread it.
Here’s how it works: For one month you make a decision, a commitment to say out loud something you like about yourself. I started this back in 2014 by sending a message to a small group of women asking them if they would join a Facebook group with me. I would then commit to say something in the group every day for the month of March that I liked about myself. Anyone could join me. You could post every day, or maybe just once or twice. Whatever felt comfortable. The only real rule is that you had to declare something you like about yourself. No backhanded complements. No diminishing yourself. You can be public and tweet it out, make an Instagram post, put it up on Facebook or even make a TikTok video. Or, you can make a small private Facebook group, or email chain, Zoom about it with your tribe. Whatever works for you. The trick is to start saying things you like about yourself. It’s going to be uncomfortable. Do it anyway.