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Say Yes

Say yes to yourself today. Say yes to all that is good. Say yes because you are deserving of growth and happiness. 

Say yes because you deserve to experience the best; to attract abundance in all of its forms; to bask in the highest frequencies of happiness and love. 

Say yes…

Yes to peace.

Yes to freedom. 

Yes to friends, community, and loving partners. 

Yes to success and opportunity. 

Yes to a comfortable and affordable home to live.

Yes to relief. 

Yes to stability. 

Yes to unconditional love. 

Say yes because all that is for you is already yours. Accept it. You deserve it. 

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Pencil Case Prompts: Animals and Affirmations Setting Positive Intentions for the Week Ahead

Activity

What’s the first animal that catches your eye in the image above? Check the affirmation box to see what affirmation goes with that animal. That affirmation is your positive intention for the week ahead!

List of animals with their affirmations: 

The Fox 🦊- I am enough just the way that I am. 

The Dove 🕊️- I am allowed to take breaks and prioritize my self-care. 

The Lion 🦁- I am powerful, brave and courageous. 

The Eagle 🦅-  It’s okay to feel my feelings. My feelings are valid.  

The Bunny 🐇: I am proud of myself and my progress. I am continuously learning and growing. 

Bonus: What is one goal you want to set this week?

My Reflection

My animal is the lion 🦁 and my affirmation is “I am powerful, brave, and courageous.” My goal for the week is to make sure that I’m getting a good amount of sleep every night 🌙.


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The Cycle Breaker’s Affirmation

If you’re like me and resonate with the experiences of a cycle breaker I want to extend love and light your way. It’s definitely not easy trying to change patterns you’ve been accustomed and conditioned to accepting since a young age. It’s also not easy feeling different and out of place in spaces where you expect to feel welcomed. I see you and I understand. We got this!

Let’s practice this affirmation together:

I am continuously healing generational and historical trauma. I prioritize my health and wellness and set a new example for future generations. I stand up for myself, do what’s best for me and check-in with myself daily. I am dedicated to my growth and will change the landscape of my conditioned thoughts, habits, and behaviors. I am in charge of my future and I craft my reality. I take on each challenge with grace and self-compassion and know how to set boundaries with myself and others. I live a fulfilling life and love all parts of who I am. I am ready to take on each day and continue to learn every step of the way. I attract love and peace because love and peace is all around me.

Let’s be the change we want to see.

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Pencil Case Prompts: Encouragement Rest Stop

Write an encouraging message in the comments below for someone who might be struggling. 

I’ll go first! 
My therapist told me this week that emotions don’t have to be “bad” or “good,” just appropriate for what you’re experiencing. It’s okay to feel your feeling. Your feelings are valid ✨. 

Need help thinking of a message to share? 
Feel free to drop a favorite quote, affirmation, song verse, or positive coping strategy! 


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The Mighty #CheckInWithMe Group Prompt: What Would You Tell Your Teenage Self about Love?

Reflection prompt shared with me by xokat and graphic created by me.

Activity/Reflection Prompt:

What would you tell your teenage self about love?

My Reflection

I remember when I was a teenager I struggled a lot with my self-esteem and self-worth. I later realized because of this my perception of love was impacted; I struggled so much especially with self-love. I remember always wanting to be in a relationship and being in the “fairy tale” type of love story. I thought that I would only be satisfied with the idea of love if I was in a romantic relationship with my “soulmate.”  Valentines day hit me hard every year because, to me, it was a reminder of my failures in love.  

It took me up until now, as an adult, to slowly learn to love myself fully and unconditionally. I would tell my teenage self that love is all around me — from how I speak to myself, to the ones I surround myself with; from my creativity to my advocacy work; from how I interact with others to being in nature and expressing gratitude for what I have. Love is everywhere, I just have to open myself up to feel it.  

Warm and Friendly Reminder: Love is vast and can show up in many different ways including in friendships, family (biological or otherwise), romanic relationships, in  work/hobbies, in nature, and in self-love. Love is never too far away. 

Affirmations you can practice for self-love: 

“I am worthy of acceptance and love.” 

“I love myself.”  

“Love is all around me.” 

What about you? What would you tell your teenage self about love?


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Pencil Case Prompts: What helps you when you you are struggling? 

Activity

What is one person, place, thing, or idea that helps you when you are struggling and need support or a distraction? 

Note: Feel free to share more than one if you would like.

My Reflection

When I am struggling, it helps for me to watch my favorite anime or create art with my cricut machine! I also love to write on my blog and create quotes that are the opposite of what I am feeling. 


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February Mantra

Practice this mantra with me this month:

I overcome every challenge I’m faced with and learn the lessons necessary to help me move forward. I am proud of myself for doing my best every step of the way. Even on the toughest days, I’m stronger than I think. I am ready to continue forward doing what’s best for me.

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It’s Okay to Try

It’s okay to be intentional with what you do. Continue to try even when you feel stuck, lost, or unmotivated.

When you find yourself slipping into negative thought patterns, fear, hesitation, procrastination, or overthinking, stop for a second and create a positive/helpful intention for yourself. Whether this be a simple affirmation: “I am safe,” or a plan of action: “I will drink some water and reach out to my friend today,” creating pockets of reassurance and abundance can help move you out of spaces of lack and stagnancy.

Light your own path as you continue to work through the challenges of every day. Build peace within yourself by taking advantage of every moment. You are in control. Be in control.

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Pencil Case Prompts: New Year Agreements and Goals

Activity

What is something you want to work on this year? What are some agreements you want to make with yourself? 

My Reflection

For me, I agree to be gentle with myself and take one moment at a time. I choose peace and prioritize my health; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I want to work on feeling good about positive things happening to me and believing I deserve them when they happen. I believe in greatness for myself. I’ve worked so hard to make it this far. 


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Setting Intentions: What Are Your Themes for 2022?

Setting My Intention

The words that are themes for me this year, in 2022, are “intuition” and “boundaries.

As I actualize myself this year in confidence and freedom, I will listen and pay attention to my needs, wants, desires and intuition. I step forward with better understanding of my thoughts, behaviors, habits and growth. I continuously attract what is for my highest good and take opportunities that are best for me.

I am kind to myself as I navigate through tough emotions like frustration, shame, guilt and anger and I do so with grace and compassion for myself.

I grow in awareness of how to create safe and comfortable spaces for myself and do so regularly. 

I am worthy of love and balance. I create the reality I deserve.

I welcome peace every morning. I am ready for each day.


Your Turn!

Set a new year intention:

What word or words are your themes for 2022?

What affirmation, mantra, or agreement can you create and practice to help you to remember and stick to your intention?