I recently had someone challenge me to come up with 3 to 5 new uplifting tasks I could perform every day… and then they told me they were going to check up with me once a week to see how I was doing.
I kind of hate that. In a good way. You know what I mean…

I came up with:
1) Instead of opening my facebook app first thing in the morning, I’d open up my Gospel Library app and spend a few minutes reading from the scriptures and manuals of the church.
2) Take time to look in the mirror each day and tell myself I love myself.
3) Find one person each day to express sincere gratitude toward.

I have to say that number 2 is RIDICULOUSLY hard to do. It’s easy in theory, but when I’m face-to-face with me in the mirror, it’s hard to meet my own eyes and say, “I stinking love your guts, lady.”
It just is.
It’s awkward and weird… and then I walk away feeling sad because I’m not fully feeling the self-love. However, I have used mirror affirmations before with amazing success, so I’m going to keep it up. It’s a little bit crazy how such a simple act can be so stretching.

What would you choose for your dailies, do you think? Not that I’m challenging you -I have my own challenge to worry about -but I just wonder.

10 sit ups?
A daily walk?
Sing a song? out loud?
Add a leafy green?
Listen to uplifting music?
Express yourself?
Write in a journal?
Put make up on everyday?
Do an act of service?

There’s so many options, so many different personalities to tailor them toward.

So far, it’s going okay for me. I’m not 100%, but that’s okay.
Yesterday, I didn’t hardly get out of bed except to visit the bathroom and I don’t think I did a single one of my dailies… except profusely thank my husband for buying me Sprite, taking care of the children, cooking, and cleaning the house.

He’s the best mom ever. I’m serious.


  1. I love this idea. It’s something I’ve kind of taken into my life lately, and I’m hoping it has a good effect. Today, for my Dailies, I got through about half of a workout, read my scriptures before checking my facebook, and actually did all of the dishes in the sink. It’s been a good day, despite how I may be feeling about it.
    I hope you’re better by Saturday, friend. It’s probably a little creepy how much I’m looking forward to seeing you this weekend.

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