being honest with yourself quotes
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Being honest with yourself

The point of utilizing affirmations is not to lie to yourself – or pretend to be someone you’re not. If you’re feeling bad, don’t try to push the feeling aside.

Instead, accept and acknowledge that you are human and it is perfectly okay for you to feel whatever you feel.

Then, and only then, begin to apply positive statements. If you can’t bring yourself to believe what you’re saying, start out with something you can believe.

For example:

If saying “I am beautiful” feels too weird start out by saying something like “I am in the process of believing I am beautiful.”

Don’t put unnecessary pressure on yourself to change your beliefs overnight.

These things take time.

Today’s affirmation is to help you remember the importance of being honest with yourself.

being honest with yourself quotes

 

Let me know how it goes. 🙂

For more affirmations, go here.

Build your teen's self-esteem
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Self-worth (affirmation)

Today’s affirmation is especially helpful to teenagers who’ve been affected by bullying.

You are stronger than the words and actions of others and you don’t have to believe what anyone says about you.

You get to decide.

Say this to yourself when you’re feeling down to bring yourself back up.

Build your teen's self-esteem

For more affirmations go here.

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Carrie's vision board
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How to Create a Vision Board

Have you ever wondered how to create a vision board?

Or why someone would?

Creating and utilizing vision boards is a highly effective way to keep you in alignment with your dreams and goals. They are a visual representation of you and your life. It doesn’t matter what age you are or what your circumstances are – we all have the ability to dream and imagine.

And we all have the right to do so.

I’ve been creating them for years and I always:

1. Really enjoy it

2. Am amazed/excited/delighted when something I put on the board happens

3. Feel really clear on what my purpose is and why I’m doing what I’m doing

 

Some other benefits of creating a vision board include:

  • A more positive outlook
  • Tapping into your creativity
  • Greater awareness and self-esteem
  • Proof that the law of attraction works (so you’ll want to use it more often!)
  • If you look at it daily, your mind will begin to bring the images up when you need them most (i.e. if you’re in crisis your brain will bring the image up and bring you comfort because it’s attached to the feeling the image brings)
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Poster board
  • Magazines (I went to Savers [a local thrift store] and they were 29 cents each I believe)
  • An open mind and heart

*You can even create different boards for different categories (I have a “me” board, family board and biz board for this year)

*Or if you prefer to do your vision board all digital, go to DreamItAlive (I have one on there too. Go here to view my profile and you can add and share yours with me :)).

Decide ahead of time if this is something you would like to do with by yourself or with friends. Everyone is different – some prefer to create in solitude while others are more likely to create and enjoy the process in the company of others. Honor the decision that feels best to you.

Also, get clear on how you would like to experience to go. What would you like to get out of the process? How do you want to feel as you do this? I always ask to be guided to the images that will be the most powerful for me and I also ask my analytical mind to take the backseat so I can be in an open and creative space.

Here are some questions to ponder prior to choosing your images:

What experiences would I like to welcome into my life?

What are 5 words that instantly uplift me? (then look for those in the magazines)

What is the essence of my desires? (for example: Say you would like more friends. Ask: Why do I want this? What will it bring me? A sense of community and belonging? More laughter?)

My finished product that is now taped on the ceiling above my bed:

Carrie's vision board

Remember:
  • It’s not about perfection and there isn’t a right or wrong way to do this.
  • The 30 minutes before bed and the first 30 when you wake up are when you are most receptive. That being said, be sure to put your vision board in a place where you’ll see it during those times!
  • Don’t create your board from a place of needing these things to happen.
  • You draw your dreams closer by first accepting and giving thanks to what is.
  • Trust that if whatever you are asking for is indeed for you highest and best, it will come.
Bonus:

For extra manifesting power, write a love letter to yourself describing why you so deserve to have everything you want!

In conclusion:

Dreaming, imagining and believing are WAY better for you than worrying.

And also way more fun.

 

How’d it go? Let me know!

Your story matters
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Your Story Matters (Affirmation)

Your story matters. It’s true.

And more importantly, it deserves to be told.

Don’t deny any part of your past.

It has made you who you are.

And you are wonderful just as you are.

Your story matters

What is the best advice you've ever received?
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What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

What words of wisdom do you hear that bring you comfort during times when you need it most?

How else has this advice become part of your life?

If you don’t mind, I’d love for today’s “journal time!” to be more of a public sharing time, by having you answer the 3 questions above (in the comments section below).

Because when you do?

You inspire others.

And we can all use a little inspiration every once in a while.

I don’t know where I would be without all the amazing mentors and coaches (and their brilliant advice and wisdom) who have helped me throughout the years, so I wanted to dedicate this post to them.

Here’s a photo of a painting I did recently which includes a favorite piece of wisdom shared with me by two of my mentors Jesse and Sharla (an amazing husband and wife team and the creators of Thrive Academy).

What is the best advice you've ever received?

So tell me, what advice has helped you become who you are today? Please share your answers in the comments section below.

Gratitude affirmation
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Thanksgiving Gratitude Affirmation

Here’s a special Thanksgiving gratitude affirmation to say to yourself out loud. Feel free to use it daily! Remember, the more you choose to recognize the love within you, the more you will see and feel it all around you.

You are powerful!

Gratitude affirmation

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3 Journaling Prompts to Encourage Self-Discovery

Self-discovery is one of the main goals of journaling. When I first began writing it was because I felt lost and had no idea who I was or who I wanted to be. It helped me connect back to the part of me that was greater, wiser and more confident than my thoughts and circumstances.

There is one constant in your life.

It’s you.

Other people will come and go, but you remain.

Which is why taking time to truly know yourself is one of the best things you can do. When you know how you operate, you’re less affected by what’s going on outside of you. You become more of a deliberate creator and conscious choice-maker.

Some people say journaling and other forms of self-care are selfish. I disagree. When we take care of ourselves and take time to know what makes us smile, laugh and cry we have more to give.

Which reminds me of this quote:

“The greatest gift you can ever give another person is your own happiness”
― Esther Hicks

So, do yourself a solid (you deserve it!) and take 30 minutes to journal today. Here are a few prompts to get you started.

Journal Time!

Write down and answer the following questions:

What makes me laugh?

What opens my heart?

What makes me want to be alive?

What did you learn about yourself today? How will you use this information to help others? Please leave your comments below!

choose to be happy
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An Affirmation for Self Esteem

Today’s affirmation can be used by anyone looking for a self esteem boost and a reminder that your happiness starts with you.

Often times we say, “I’ll be happy, when…” and we hand our well-being over to others.

Well, this affirmation for self esteem reminds you that you have a choice.

choose to be happy

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5 Negativity Releasing, Happiness Inducing Journaling Prompts

Happiness was once something I only dreamed of.
I didn’t know what I wanted to be, do or have.
I just knew I wanted to be happy.
Sometimes I wouldn’t even allow myself to dream of it.

Fear of disappointment.
Fear of success.
Fear of change.
And unbearable doubt plagued my mind.

If you would have told me 10 years ago that by the time I was 26 I’d be happily married, with an amazing son, a career, a beautiful home and that I’d be living a life of joy…

I would have told you to F off.

I never believed I could be happy.
I had so many beliefs around happiness that blocked me from having it.

Beliefs that I’ve learned how to let go of and I want to let you know you can too.

It is always a matter of choice.

Today’s journaling prompts will show you how to begin to identify some of your limiting beliefs so you can begin to open up to more joy in your life.

That is, if you choose.

JOURNAL TIME!

Write down and answer the following:

What do I believe about being happy?
What stops me from being happy?
How will I know when I am truly happy and fulfilled?
Where am I willing to allow more happiness into my life?
How will my life be different if I choose to experience happiness on a more regular basis?

 

Happy journaling! And as always please share your thoughts/feelings/insights in the comments box below.

p.s. As of TODAY, I am officially a certified life coach! If you want to break free from self sabotage and discover YOUR joy and purpose, go here to set up a consultation with me.