Angela D. - May 24 2021

One Purchase That Will Change The Way You Think Forever

Photography by: Shelby Tessier Model: Alexandra Babbel

Perfection. It's exhausting, isn't it?

How many times a day are you desperate to be perfect? Maybe you don't even notice it anymore. Perhaps you don't even realize you're aiming for it.

It's understandable though, after all, who wouldn't want to be perfect?

We've all heard the word used time and time again, envious of whoever is attached to that single, powerful adjective.

The perfect employee, the perfect body, and the perfect face, the perfect house, the perfect...

And it's everywhere we look. Perfection, perfection, perfection, wherever you turn. It's on TV, and it's in our magazines, newspapers, ads, and social media feeds.

Sometimes it's celebrities or models, but it can be even more challenging to see people just like us living seemingly perfect lives. And we all have a front-row seat into their flawless world, thanks to the tiny window that is social media.

And whether it's how someone looks, acts, or lives, we see these perfect examples everywhere.

I know I have. It might be the perfect wonder-person who manages four jobs, seven children, a keto diet, and has already run a marathon by 7 am.

Maybe you've got the relative who never seems to age, yet the years grip to you like superglue, streaking your hair and deepening those wrinkles by the day.

Or it's the friend, who no matter where she turns, she's got the job, the house, the family, the life.... everything.

After a while, you stop looking out at all those perfect examples and start wondering, how did you fall so far from perfection?

It's only too easy to see the flaws. The grey hair, the messy house, the unproductive life, the list of things you haven't yet achieved, the summer body you thought you needed but never managed to get...

Sound familiar? Have you looked at your life and struggle to find the flawless, perfect elements? Suddenly you find yourself criticizing your own body, life, job, home - everything.

Living like that is exhausting.

For a moment, think about how those negative thoughts can impact a single day.

You wake up and shower. Maybe you have negative thoughts about the day ahead. You get ready, brush your teeth, maybe put some makeup on or style your hair. Is it perfect? Or do you see flaws?

Then it's time to get dressed. But how do you look in those clothes? Will you seem professional enough? Do your flaws show? There's a small stain on a shirt you'd chosen. It's far from perfect.

Then there's life going on around you. Have you been the perfect parent? Perfect partner? Perfect friend? Perfect employee?

We haven't even made it through a whole day, and look how much that battle for perfection has impacted you!

Well, there's a single, simple step that can save you time, energy, and money.

Stop aiming for perfection because it doesn't exist.

Instead, aim for self-love, self-acceptance, and self-compassion.

These three goals will not only drastically improve your mental health, but you'll be able to save all that time and energy that you had wasted on striving for perfection!

You'll no longer have to worry about being the best of the best or about appearing flawless in every scenario. Instead, you can work on being the best you can be and loving yourself for it.

Not to mention the money this could save you! How many times have you bought something because an advert told you it would make you better in some way?

Of course, there's nothing wrong with improving yourself and building on your strengths, but it has to come with the acceptance of your imperfections.

That's easier said than done, though, isn't it?

You'd love to stop aiming for perfection, but you've tried that already. You've tried accepting your imperfections. You've tried telling yourself that you don't need to be any more than who you are.

But it's tough.

And that's true. No one should tell you otherwise.

But thankfully, you can do this with support.

You don't need to battle through to a life of self-love alone. You can have support and help every step of the way to make sure that this time, you get there.

This time, it's going to be different.

Over 91 days, you'll be able to identify precisely why you're aiming for perfection when we all know it's not real.

You'll learn all about how important it is to embrace your flaws, imperfections, and unique qualities.

You'll find out that imperfections are part of being human, and there's nothing more perfect than that.

So, how can you take the first step?

It's simple, and you can take that step today.

Switch Research has developed a tool specifically to help people embrace their own personalities, bodies and lives.

The Canada-based company has designed a 91-day Self-Love Journal to help you reframe critical thoughts to be more mindful and supportive of yourself.

The journal will teach you how to set intentions, question your critical and negative thoughts, and practice mindfulness for a more positive, confident life.

And rather than simply telling you to embrace your imperfections, the journal will guide you along every step of the way. 

The journal will take you through three key stages: Kindness, gratitude, and compassion.

Each day, you'll only need to set aside 5 to 10 minutes of your time, and you'll be on your way to self-acceptance.

Think about what life would be like then.

Rather than spending time worrying about being perfect, you can spend it on something more valuable. All that energy wasted on being flawless, you'll be able to reinvest in your well-being. Rather than spending money on expensive treatments or quick fixes, you can invest it towards making memories with your loved ones.

Finally, you'll be on the path to embracing, accepting, and genuinely loving your flaws.

The 91-Day Self-Love Journal is available in hardback for only $29.99.

Or, if you want to access it today, download the digital version for just $19.99. Right now, you'll also get access to the 7-Day Self-Love Video Series for free, saving $29.99!

Take the first step today.

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Our original and best-selling journal is your key to improving your relationship with yourself.

The Self-Love journal will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to shift your brain from a state of self-judgement and turbulence to a healthier mindset of compassion and positive self-talk.

This journal is suitable for both men and women and can be used during any 90-day period of the year. 

“I lived my entire life with ZERO self confidence. I would doubt my choices, fear what others thought about me and was afraid to be seen. This journal changed everything!!!! Now I walk into a room with confidence, speak up and know exactly what I want— and it only took 5 minutes a day to get here.” -Isa L.

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    Based on 327 reviews
    Elizabeth B. (Saint Paul, US)

    I found this through an ad. I enjoy working through the prompts and will continue to try my best to use this journal to be better. I still struggle with mental health and with the combination of journals like this and help from doctors, I hope to help myself work through my issues and demons.

    Kaylinn M. (Jacksonville, US)

    Last year I started focusing more on my mental health.
    I noticed a simple & effective pattern —
    When I put myself first, I’m a better me for my daughter, friends, and family.

    As the wise old saying goes, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”
    Why can’t this be true for mothers too?
    We spend everyday caring for our little humans that sometimes we forget to care for ourselves in the midst of the chaos.

    Switch Research is dedicated to offering affordable mental health resources for all! Including self-love, as they have worked along side psychologists, clinical therapists, and psychiatrists to deliver a 13-week journal with daily prompts to help reframe my thoughts and to be more mindful with how I speak to myself.

    Ila S. (New Delhi, IN)
    Self love is the way forward...

    Really happy to work on self love journal as usually we are taught that love is something that you receive from parents, siblings, partners etc. However, loving SELF in indian society is considered as selfish. To be able to break the chain of thought patterns is what is required. Thanks a lot for guiding and providing the valuable insights on daily basis that is able to clear certain self doubts so as to embrace self completely...just as I am.. Grateful 🙏

    MARGARET E.L. (Watertown, US)
    I’m loving this journal!

    I bought the print journal for my niece who is struggling with self-loathing over a significant weight gain (pandemic pounds). I experienced the same self-loathing for the same reason, and it was absolutely why I struggled to get back into a healthier lifestyle. The self-loathing delayed attending to a problem. When I read the Switch website and realized the journal was research-based I ordered it for my niece. When it arrived, I looked it over, and decided it was something that, even though I had stumbled upon getting back on track, I knew my success would only be temporary if I didn’t address the underlying negative thinking. When I realized there was an electronic version of the journal I ordered it for myself. At this point, I’m at day 23, and I’ve made it through the holiday excesses without succumbing to my old ways. I did a fair share of indulging with my many family events, but not once did I fall victim to dwelling on failures. At all times I felt positive about my journey. My niece is working on it, just since New Years Day, and I have talked about it with a few friends. Admittedly, I’m retired, so my mornings are rarely a time to rush, and I’ve easily incorporated journaling into my morning routine of self-care.

    Terri m. (Portland, US)
    So Relevant

    I’m loving the Switch Self Live Journal. It’s exactly what I needed with simple step by step daily pages to reflect m current feelings about myself. If you are experiencing a rough time in your life and want to realize your strength and worth, this is the perfect journal to use!

    Teresa H. (Philadelphia, US)
    Heard about it through a client!

    I am an LCSW psychotherapist, and I've recommended self love and self compassion journals and workbooks often. Yours was found by a client of mine who told me about it. I wanted to get it myself to look it over. It seems like a wonderful resource.

    Connie S. (Deerfield, US)
    Self-Love Journal

    It’s fun to turn to something daily that brings you joy about yourself and helps you to reflect upon ways to help bring your life more enjoyment and make you a richer person for yourself and others.

    Lisa T. (Brandon, US)
    New to Switch

    Ready to love myself!

    Laura B. (Loxahatchee Groves, US)
    Excellent journal

    I will be starting it today since we are in a new year. Looking forward to getting started. Thank you

    B.F. (Portland, US)

    First week has been great🙂