Encouragement should not be reserved for others. You deserve to be lifted up, too. However, it is often much easier to tell others how much you love them than to compliment yourself.
Introducing the love note to yourself:
Now, I am not saying this is easy. In fact, once I wrote three notes I was running out of nice things to say about me. I eventually came up with seven and posted them at the top of my mat for a yoga practice.
It was nice to look down during my practice to see reminders of how awesome I am.
So, next time you hit your mat, take a moment to tell yourself you are amazing. You truly are. If you don’t believe it, grab some paper and a pen and write yourself some love notes. Eventually you will believe you are as great as you truly are.