14 Days of Self-Love ❣️Day 5

As you know I’m still teaching the women in my FB group Unleashing Your Mask all about the importance of self-love, and as promised I am sharing with you as well. I gave them a few tips about the importance of journaling 📕 so here you go:

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Now, you all know how much journaling means to me…I listed down below some reasons why you be falling in love ❤️ with journaling too…

📔✏️Journaling is a simple act and something many of us might have done as children. As we get older, we often feel we don’t have time for journaling, and we drop the habit. But this is a huge shame, as not only is journaling a rewarding experience in itself, it’s also a practice that can help you to cultivate a better mindset, more gratitude and overall greater happiness and calm.
So how does journaling offer all of those benefits? In this presentation, that’s exactly what we’ll be looking at.

✏️It Helps You Reflect on Your Day: 😁

Firstly, journaling will help you to reflect on your day, and gives you the opportunity to think deeply about what went well and what went wrong. This kind of “black box” thinking is perfect for making positive changes in your life, as it helps you to see where things could be going better.

✏️It Provides a Record:

Another great reason to journal is that it allows you to remember things that you would otherwise have forgotten. The simple act of writing things down helps to cement them in the memory, and to thereby ensure they have more lasting impact. At the same time though, this also give you the option to read those things back and to relive days and weeks from your history.
Not only does this give you a better sense of perspective and context for your life, but it also means your memories become fuller. That in turn makes your life seem longer and richer, which helps to make you a more contented and well-developed individual.


Journaling doesn’t just mean writing down what happened during the day. It can also mean taking part in various different exercises.
One such exercise is gratitude. Take some time each day to write down three things that you are grateful for. This practice will help you to remember that you already have so much, and to not simply focus on the things you don’t have. Guess which makes you happier?

✏️Self-Love: (this is my fav reason)❣️

Another similar exercise is to write down three more things, this time things that you like about yourself. Alternatively, you could write down nice complements that others have paid you. This helps us to focus more on our positive traits, rather than negative ones – as we so often do.
Simply taking the time to bask in these feelings of self-love can transform the way you feel on a daily basis. And it’s all thanks to journaling! ☺️

There you have it, let’s pull out those journals and get to journaling ladies…

Also here are questions 4️⃣ and 5️⃣ along with the affirmations for the day❣️

Wishing you an awesome Wednesday and hope you all are practicing Self-Love…❣️

Olivia B. Shepherd

Transformation Coach/ Mentor

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Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. I’m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋