Write an encouraging message to your younger self.
If you could go back in time, what messages would you tell your younger self? What advice, reminders or positive words about mental health, self-care and self-love do you think would be helpful for your younger self to hear?
Here is my message to my younger self:
Dear Little Me,
I love you just the way you are. You are enough. You are not too much or too different. You are beautiful and worthy of so much love. You are healing. You are growing, it’s okay to make mistakes. You are smart and creative. I’m so proud of you.
Love, Bigger Me
Feel free to share your message in the comments!
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What is one thing you want to change, improve, or do more of this year?
Ever since this year started, I’ve been on a mission to prioritize what’s best for me. From the opportunities I’m accepting to what I’m eating and who I’m interacting with, I’m checking in with myself daily to make sure what I’m doing is a reflection of what I want and deserve.
In that process, I’ve thought a lot about what I need more of and what I want to improve. One major thing I know I want/need more of (because It’s almost nonexistent in my life) is having fun and defining what fun looks like for me. I want to spend more time doing things I enjoy!
What about you? Is there anything you want to change, improve, or do more of this year?
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Finish this sentence: I like to boost my self-esteem by ________.
Building my self-esteem is an ongoing journey I work on regularly. On that journey I’ve learned different ways to help myself feel better especially when my mental health isn’t great and I’m feeling depressed, sad or self-critical of what I’ve achieved so far in my life.
I particularly like to boost my self-esteem by doing a combination of these three things: 1. Repeating this affirmation, “I am doing my best and my best is enough.” 2. Going to get my eyebrows done and buying myself something nice (when it’s in my budget). 3. Writing on my blog about something I’ve overcome or accomplished that I’m most proud of.
What about you? How do you boost your self-esteem?
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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 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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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.
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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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.
What is something you want to work on this year? What are some agreements you want to make with yourself?
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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