Your Challenge Today:


By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence

like accomplishment.

~ Thomas Carlyle



A long time ago I attended a seminar, I can’t remember what the topic was at this time but I do remember that we were asked to play a few games with ourselves. One of the games was creating a daily list of acknowledgements – recording things that we did each day that we could truly be proud of, big and small, no judgements! The rules of this game were simply to make a list of accomplishments with the caveat that some days the list might simply include “getting out of bed”.


This exercise, game, ritual ~ whatever you want to call it ~ became very beneficial to me because it was a daily reminder that I am valuable, I am special and I am worthy! This ritual gave me energy, it boosted my confidence and provided just the right amount of motivation that helped me move into a healthier perspective in my life. Learning to appreciate ourselves is the first essential step to creating a life of love ~ loving our bodies, our homes, our families and our experiences.


  • I deserve to appreciate my life
  • I deserve to be proud of myself
  • I deserve to enjoy my accomplishments, big and small
  • I am valuable, I am worthy
  • I am unique and I have special gifts to offer others


This acknowledgement ritual goes hand in hand with the Daily Gratitude practice that we are all enjoying with our teammates. When we take time to reflect on our gifts, pleasures, friends, family and experiences ~ we can feel the joy of our life in a new way. This joy brings a sense of peace, contentment and willingness to try new things. We developed the Daily Scorecard / Success Journal as a way to acknowledge yourself everyday during your journey here. The habit of keeping score or journaling during the challenges of this game is an excellent way to see how you are doing in real time, what are you doing well, where can you improve and what changes can you make to further support your success.


What do you want to acknowledge

yourself for today?



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