Hey everyone! I know it has been a while and I honestly have so much to share with you all but before I get into all that, I come to you all with a challenge.
Often on social media, I notice how easy it is to compare ourselves to others. It has always amazed me how easy it is for us to to make our lives seem so perfect on the camera.
How many of us find it hard to be confident in ourselves due to that person on Instagram with the thousands of followers, that girl on Twitter with the pretty hair, or that person on Facebook that is always sharing their success stories?
Though there is nothing wrong with people celebrating and affirming themselves, I know how much of toll that can take on people who may not feel as confident.
You may not feel pretty enough.
You may wonder how that person affords to go on so many trips.
You may wish your body looked as good as someone else’s.
You may wish you were as inspirational, funny, wise and witty like your social media faves.
I get it. We’ve all been there before. Hell, I have even been there before.
Therefore I have a challenge.
Why not celebrate you?
Why not affirm yourself instead of pointing out your flaws?
Why not share with the world what makes you so great?
Why not…. write yourself a love letter?
You heard (well, read LOL) me right.
This challenge is an idea I came up with so I could help people have healthy perceptions of themselves using social media. As I stated above, social media sometimes distorts our view of other people’s lives and may cause us to doubt ourselves. While constantly looking at the lives of other people, we may begin to question ourselves and point out our flaws.
In my opinion, that’s not healthy. You shouldn’t compare yourself to others because you don’t know what another person is going through to achieve a lifestyle that looks good on camera.
Also… no one else is YOU, and that fact alone is exactly what makes YOU so great.
If you kept reading this far, I’m sure you’re wondering..
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
It’s super simple. All you would need is.
A pen, pencil, crayon, or anything else you use to write with.
A piece of paper or whatever you use to write on.
Now here’s where things get interesting.
You can either TWEET a love letter about you using the hashtag #WriteYourselfALoveLetter
You can use a mirror and record yourself reciting your love letter on either YouTube or Twitter or Instagram. Or even Periscope if you use that. Please use the hashtag #WriteYourselfALoveLetterChallenge
You can choose your favorite picture (preferably a selfie) of yourself or a collage of pictures of you and post it to Instagram or Facebook, and copy your love letter in the caption.
Whatever you choose to do, please remember to link back to my blog. With your permission, I will post your love letter to yourself on my blog weekly or bi-weekly.
I will post my own love letter to myself, which will be dropping very soon… *winks*
This challenge is open to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, etc. There is no time limit on this challenge, and the only rule to remember is that this challenge is to promote positivity, self-love, and healthy perceptions of yourself. No negativity, no pointing out your short-comings… Just all love.
Happy love letter writing everyone! I can’t wait to read you all’s letters..