Are you fond of this affirmation?
TREATING MYSELF LIKE
A PRECIOUS OBJECT
WILL MAKE ME STRONG
Have you, as directed, drawn it out and hung it on your wall? If so, you may want to quit reading this now. Because I detest it, and I am about to tell you why.
Let me acknowledge that the depth of my dislike is an indication that some unresolved feeling is attached to this; fears of vulnerability and weakness. But even without that, the connotations of this language -- precious, object -- are cringe-worthy.