Self-Care, Self-Love, and Self-Improvement

Find clarity and self-love through journaling.

By now, you should have it all figured out, right?

After all, whenever you look at social media, it seems like everyone else does. (Was there a meeting we missed?)

Instead, your feelings and your anxiety are holding you back.

  • You dread Monday morning—starting on Sunday afternoon
  • You believe in body positivity—but can’t extend that same compassion to yourself
  • You can’t let go when you’ve made a mistake
  • You obsess over what you don’t have instead of enjoying what you do
  • You get trapped into comparing other people’s highlight reels with your everyday life

Meanwhile, you hear everyone talking about self-care. You know it’s something that you should be doing—the same way you should be bringing lunch to work instead of buying takeout.

You even ordered yourself a cute journal with a positive saying printed on the cover …but every time you go to write in it, you don’t know where to begin.

“I’ll start tomorrow,” you think to yourself, and pick up your phone to see what’s new on Insta (hello, infinite scroll!).

Rinse. Repeat.

I’ve been there…

When I started college, I identified as “the shy girl” because that’s who I’d always been. The thing is, I didn’t want to be known that way. I associated the word “shy” with “timid” and “boring.”

Meanwhile, everyone around me seemed outgoing and carefree, racking up one success after another.

With only a few semesters to go, I decided that I’d had enough. I started acknowledging the struggle I was bottling up.

What made the biggest difference in my mindset? Journaling.

Starting a daily journaling practice helped me find clarity when it came to the insecurities I’d been carrying around my whole life. I started to let go of my limiting beliefs and discover a sense of self-worth.

That’s not to say it was smooth sailing post-college. After graduation, I felt like I was the only one who didn’t know what they were doing. 

Some friends were already climbing the corporate ladder, while I was looking for a job to pay the bills (with a little left over for [favorite thing]). I didn’t know what I was “passionate” about, and I had some lingering self-doubt about whether I’d ever really find success.

This time, though, I knew to turn to journaling to fill my cup and regain control over my life—and how I saw myself.

It’s time to dust off that cute journal you bought on a whim and get down to it.

Through The Self Set and the Create Your Confidence Guided Journal, I lead women through journaling exercises designed to nurture their self-compassion and mental well-being.

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Authenticity isn’t just a buzzword. It’s something that you put into practice every day.

I believe that:

  • It’s okay not to be okay sometimes
  • You shouldn’t feel guilty about not loving your body 100% of the time
  • Self-love is a journey and not a destination you arrive at
  • Recovery isn’t linear—you’re going to zig and zag 

Let’s dive in together and do the work.

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