Just be positive, right?
Y’all. Let’s be real. If you’ve spent 20-30+ years not believing how awesome you are, it is super hard to wake up one day and decide you’re going to have a positive mindset. It requires a shift in your thinking. So you start small. You decide you’re going to do the affirmation thing. “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.” Clearly, I spent the 90’s watching Saturday Night Live. And if you did too, the affirmation thing may be hard for you. They seem a little hokey, am I right? Well. They don’t *have to be! I’m a huge fan of these cards, which are definitely not hokey.
Still too much?
Start even smaller. Affirmations should be believable and realistic or they won’t work for you. You don’t have to be the world’s greatest mom/wife/cook/employee/person/whatever. We’ve all seen the memes and coffee mugs. It’s okay to be the “world’s okayest mom” or what have you. But even more than that, you are enough. That’s something I have to remind myself too. Most days I believe I am awesome. I believe I can kick ass & take names. But I have bad days too. Recently, I saw this shirt at a music festival and it hit me right in the feels. “I am enough. I am. You are too.”
Another tip on having a more positive mindset I learned from a friend I met through a Facebook groups I joined when I was learning how to do business things. Every day, she thinks of 3 good things that happened that day. No matter how bad the day is, there’s at least 3 good things that happened. Sometimes, my good things are that I woke up, work didn’t suck & I had a cookie. Sometimes, my good things are more in depth and insightful. Other times, I can think of more than 3. The point to the exercise is to train yourself to think more positively. The longer you do this, the easier it becomes.
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