We are talking about loving ourselves! Well, more like your daughter learning how to love herself.
As athletes, teenagers, adults, as humans, it’s easy to forget to love ourselves.
It’s easy to love on everyone else. Our moms, our dads, our friends, our brothers and sisters (maybe). It’s easy to notice everyone else’s strengths.
It’s hard to tell ourselves what we love about ourselves and what are strengths are.
In my programs and lessons before, we have written love letters to ourselves. I’ve done this many times!
💌 Yep… mushy gushy, beautiful love letters to OURSELVES.
This is super easy, fun, powerful activity to BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE.
So, let’s do it. I mean, do this with your daughter!
It’s really easy and simple.
Think about if you wrote a nice, appreciative, supportive letter to a friend, family member, or loved one.
Now, put you in it instead.
After the girls have written their letters in the past, I then had them share their love letters out loud!! Reading them out loud is even more powerful because you are speaking those words out into the world.
Remember, what your daughter thinks and says is what she will BELIEVE!
Here are some prompts to help you and your daughter out in this letter…
✏️ I am writing because…
✏️ I love you because…
✏️ I appreciate you because…
✏️ I am proud of you because…
✏️ You should feel accomplished because…
✏️ ________ makes me feel happy because…
✏️ You are awesome because…
✏️ You are beautiful because…
✏️ You are unlike anyone else because…
✏️ I am thankful to you because…
✏️ What I wish for you is…
It’s a love letter. It’s a promise to yourself. You and your daughter are reminding yourself how awesome, amazing, and incredible you are.
This is a great tool to practice positive self-talk so when you are in the middle of a game and fail, you will be better at using positive self-talk in that challenging moment.
We WRITE the letters because when you write it out, you are 5X more likely to retain that information! Hence, writing the love letter!
Here is my love letter to myself!
I’m writing because I want you to know how truly amazing you are inside and out. I am proud of you because no matter what challenges come your way, you persevere. You never give up and you go for your biggest, craziest, scariest dreams. You are freaking awesome because you aren’t afraid to be who you are authentically. You are unlike anyone else because when you set your mind to something, nothing can stop you. I love that you ask for help and don’t feel ashamed of that. You are a kind, loving, thoughtful, and seriously beautiful person. Your drive and determination to impact 100s of girls that were and are just like you inspires me daily. Stay strong, confident, determined, beautiful, and you are going to change the world!
Love you, girl!
See, it’s not hard. BUT, it’s powerful and meaningful. Even if you don’t believe the words you are writing down today, the more you write it down, say it out loud, and think it, the more real it will be.
Go write your love letter to yourself and have your daughter do this with you!
We will be writing love letters to ourselves in weekly Mindset Lessons if you want your daughter to learn why this will boost her confidence and get her out of her comfort zone!
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