7 Positive Affirmations You Can Tell Yourself Daily

Positive affirmations are great for combatting negative self talk and can be an excellent form of self-compassion.

But what if you don’t believe an affirmation you randomly found online after saying it the first time?

What if you need more?

Not to worry. Here are seven positive affirmations you can tailor to your life.

  1. I am more than worthy and deserving of self love, self respect, self compassion, self care, and the respect of others.
  2. I am building a life of self sufficiency, self validation, and self fulfillment.
  3. I am a { blank }. I am a successful { blank }.
  4. I have 100% of the power to make myself happy.
  5. I am worthy of decency, honesty, and respect.
  6. I am worthy as I am.
  7. I am enough as I am.

What is your go-to positive affirmation?

Is My Booty Currency?

Yesterday, my mother told me about her meeting with an old friend. “She lost weight in her butt like you did. But she’s happy.”

It was a simple remark. But it led to a thought spiral.

Let’s rewind.

Three weeks ago, my mother approached me. “Your father and I noticed you lost weight,” she said softly.

Initially, I didn’t believe her. But yesterday I noticed several pairs of pajama bottoms hung off my hips. I lost weight and knew why. During my previous job, I ate Cheerios and instant oatmeal to power through 10-14 hour workdays. Also I ate them as breakfast, snack and dinner. I had experienced weight loss before.

In 2016, I lost weight from eating cereal excessively throughout graduate school. But this time it was different. I turned to the side and scrutinized my body in my bathroom mirror. Did I lose weight in my butt? Do I have less butt? Do I have less curves?

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