I’m participating in the “Six Day Joy Challenge” from Stratejoy founder and fabulous lady, Molly Mahar. This year for me has been one of finding my way back to my happiness. For several years I was disconnected from my happiness journey and kept wandering farther and farther away from the path. There were a few years of struggle and sorrow and now I’m finally finding my way out of the dark and in to the light again. Of course, I’m not the only one who’s struggled to find their light and this is where help from amazing women like Molly and Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project have been instrumental in helping me find my joy again.
Like Gretchen, though much of my life is now stable and improving from those years of financial instability and scarcity, I still feel like there is something missing in my world. Unlike Gretchen, I would adore going on an extended vacation, a la Eat, Pray, Love, to find my happiness. However, I don’t currently have the means or resources to do that. BUT I can follow in her footsteps and attempt to make my everyday life more en-JOY-able and bring happiness in to my day to day activities.
And that leads me back to Molly’s Challenge. How can I find the joy in every day and make it build over time to encompass all aspects of my life? The answer is so simple yet so difficult… it starts with me. I need to change the way I think and react so that I’m bringing out the best in myself to the world around me. By being true to myself and my journey, I will bring out the joy and happiness that is inherent in living an authentic life. So to kick off my own Joy Journey, I’ve created my own love poem to myself, based on Molly’s Day 1 Challenge.
I am full of Love and Hope. I never want to see others in pain. I radiate Acceptance and Understanding. I struggle with accepting myself. And through it all, I am enough. I am a woman who needs Love, Laughter and Light. I am a woman who wants to travel this beautiful world. I am a woman who accepts all who come in honesty and sincerity. I am a woman who believes in fate and true love. I am a Woman. And I am enough. Sometimes I feel scared and alone. And sometimes I know I’m fucking hilarious and awesome. It’s hard for me when I feel misunderstood by others. And my heart sings when I teach someone or learn something myself. I am beautiful and kind and funny and free. I am always enough.
What would your self-love poem be? Are you ready for more joy in your life? Leave a comment below about how you find happiness in your everyday life.
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