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Affirmation for self acceptance
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Self love and acceptance [affirmation]

We are imperfect creatures.

When we set our expectations so high (our society doesn’t exactly help) and feel we will only love ourselves when

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We set ourselves up to feel like crap about who we are.

Over and over.

Today, rather than hiding your perceived flaws, embrace them.

Thank them for giving you the opportunity to aknowledge and appreciate yourself.

Then give this affirmation a try.

Affirmation for self acceptance

 

You are more beautiful than you even know and you don’t need anyone else to see it to know it.

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What's wrong with me?
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It’s gonna be alright…

Use this affirmation when you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed.

Everything will work out fine. 🙂

What's wrong with me?

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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. 🙂

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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!

Self-esteem in teens
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Just a reminder…

This affirmation can be used by teens and parents alike. I feel like college students will find it especially helpful.

Self-esteem in teens

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