It’s been said that it takes only 21 days to form a habit. I’m sure we have so many habits that we don’t even remember when they started. How many of these habits are ones that we promised to give up? Why is so easy to develop a habit, yet hard to break one. Most view it as a hardship to give up something that you love. I am going to give up something that I should have given up years ago, and I’m not talking about my addiction to sour patch kids. I will give up criticizing my body. For the next 21 days, I will look in the mirror and love what I see. I will praise the eyes that might not have 20/20 vision but allow me to see the love that my friends and family bestow upon me. I will praise the legs, that while are not toned as I’d like them to be, allow me to run and dance. I will praise my not like Michele Obama arms for they are the arms that hug all my godkids and friends.
My challenge to you is for the next 21 days to love the skin you are in. Love every blemish, wrinkle, or pimple. My second challenge is once the first 21 days are up, to do it for the next 21, and the next 21 until loving yourself and praising yourself becomes second nature to you. I am going to accept my own challenge, and I hope you do too.