The first ten days are exercises in self-compassion. Simply take five to ten minutes of your day to complete these tasks. (That’s all it takes…gratitude is not time consuming.)
BreatheOn your first day, simply appreciate your ability to breathe- it’s what makes us alive!
Write a ListGrab a piece of paper and pen (do your best to avoid typing the list) and write down a top ten list of what you’re grateful for.
Compliment YourselfWrite a top ten list of your strengths and skills. Everyone has a gift and your job is to know what your gifts are.
Learn From Your Mistakes
No one is perfect and we’ve all made mistakes. The key is to see your mistakes as a learning experience.
Focus on Your Senses
Imagine your life without one of the five senses: touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight. These senses are used everyday of our lives and bring us joy when we are aware of them.
Give Yourself a Big Hug
Imagine what a different world it would be without hugs. No one would like to live in that world! But before we start hugging others on day 13, let’s learn to give ourselves a daily big hug.
Do Something Creative
Our hands are related to our self-esteem. In order to maintain our self-respect, we must work for it. We can easily do this by doing something creative.
Dance Like No One is Watching
You are truly who you are when you are happily dancing. Who cares whether you are a good dancer or a bad one? You are only dancing for yourself.