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I am Ready to Let Go: An Affirmation

The Process of Letting Go

  • What do you want to let go of?
  • What are you leaving behind?
  • How can you make space within yourself to feel peace and goodness?
  • How do you want to feel?

Affirm that you are ready to let go and move on to make the space within yourself for what you deserve.


My Reflection

I am letting go of:

  • Perfectionism
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • What ifs and whys.
  • Toxic bonds
  • Attachments
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Shame
  • Rejection
  • Failed relationships
  • Confusion

I now welcome and affirm that I am deserving of good things. I leave behind ignorance, mistakes, and regret. I am ready for new beginnings.

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Defying Shadows: How I’m Overcoming the Fear of “What Ifs” as Someone With Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD

Although my fear of the unknown masked as “what if” questions continue to greet me early in the morning, I can find refuge in knowing I can go to my self-care tools to fight back and be more mindful about the thoughts I encourage.”

Article Link: How I’m Overcoming the Fear of “What Ifs” as Someone With Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD

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MotivateBySWT Sticker Feature: Pause Mindfulness Matte Sticker

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Reminder: Give yourself a moment, pause, and let those negative thoughts go. You are in control. You are powerful. You have the ability to keep going.


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Pencil Case Prompts: What will you NOT do this week?

Sometimes prioritizing self-care means not engaging, participating, encouraging, or taking part in something. What will you not be doing this week?
Let me know in the comments below!

For me, I will not:

1. Encourage negative thoughts.
2. Procrastinate in finishing my certification.
3. Continue to speak down on myself.
4. Push myself when I feel exhausted and need a break.

Join the conversation here in The Pencil Case on The Mighty.

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Defying Shadows: Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea For Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

“When you have a conversation in your mind about yourself, how does the conversation go? What words do you use? How do those words and ideas make you feel? Why did you choose those words?”

Article Link: Why Positive Affirmations Are A Good Idea For Building Self-Esteem and Self-Worth

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Messages

  • The world needs your story.
  • Your journey is unlike anyone else’s.
  • It’s okay to cry.
  • Your power is outstanding.
  • You are meant to live in this moment right now.
  • You deserve success and happiness.
  • Your strength is enough.
  • Let it out.
  • Your thoughts don’t define who you are.
  • Your beauty is profound.
  • You are not your pain.
  • You are worthy of love and acceptance.
  • Your life is a legacy.
  • You deserve peace.
  • You can keep going.
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MotivateBySWT Sticker Feature: My Declaration to Power and Greatness

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Reminder: Power and greatness is in your hands. You have the ability to be anything and everything you envision for yourself. Declare who you want to be and watch yourself become just that.


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For Those Who Know What It’s Like Living with an “Invisible Illness”: Mighty Analogies

“One of the toughest challenges I face living with an invisible illness is explaining to others what it’s like to be in my head. From the long anxious nights fighting insomnia to struggling to find the motivation to get out of bed most mornings, one of the only ways I’m able to explain what it’s like to grapple with my persistent depression is by using analogies.

Analogies help me to be both creative and descriptive as I paint a mental image of my experiences. The most recent analogy I’ve used to explain my depression to my therapist is the most spot-on, especially since this year has been my toughest one yet.

My analogy goes a little like this: Living with persistent depressive disorder is like a series of dark tunnels in my mind. There are no lights at the end of any of these tunnels. Instead, the lights are in small pockets underneath street lamps surrounded by fireflies. These fireflies represent strength, reassurance, and growth. And although they aren’t everlasting, I can use what I’ve learned from them while I continue to crawl along in my dark tunnel.

I’m proud to know my toolbox is filled with everything I’ve learned in the light, but that doesn’t make my darkness end — I face that reality every day. But with that knowledge, I can keep going because I know I’ll soon reach another bright pocket.

Reminder:

If you ever find yourself in your own dark tunnel, it’s OK to rest and take a peek inside your self-care toolbox. You are not alone and the darkness doesn’t always last forever.”

Have you ever used an analogy to describe what it’s like living with an invisible illness? Join the conversation here on The Pencil Case.


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MotivateBySWT Sticker Feature: I Believe In Myself And My Progress

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