Category Archives: Daily Affirmations

Daily affirmation, 2/23/2011

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I had one of those little moments of self-awareness today that I’m proud of, so that is my affirmation for the day.

I have some work to do today, and when I got out of the shower, I thought, “I’ll wait and do my make up later, when it’s time to take Maggie to dance.”  But then I stopped and remembered – I’m not doing my make up for other people.  I’m doing it for me.  To remind myself that taking care of myself is inherently valuable.  So I stopped what I was doing and took 5 minutes to put a little make up on.  I even added my favorite perfume.  Because I am worth taking care of.

What is your affirmation for the day?  Remember, you can comment anonymously!

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Starting a series: daily affirmations

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One of the main goals of this blog is for me to learn to stop judging myself for whatever number is on the scale.  So far, I’ve talked quite a bit about the negative voice in my head that thinks all the worst things about myself.

But silencing that voice is not enough; something needs to fill the void.  I need to learn to replace the negative self talk with healthier thoughts.

So to that end, I’m introducing a new daily feature.  (That sounds mighty important, but I can’t think of a better term for it!)  Each day, I’m going to post one good thought about myself to focus on for that day.   It might be something I like about myself, something I’m proud about, or simply an uplifting thought.  I will try to post one every day, although I’m sure I’ll probably miss them occasionally.

And because another big part of the reason I started this blog was to walk this journey with others who struggle with the same issues, I’d like to invite readers to join in by posting their own affirmations in the comments.  Remember, you can post anonymously if that makes you more comfortable.

So for today, this is my affirmation:

Yesterday, I made a commitment to take better care of myself with some basic, daily tasks.  Today, I followed through on that commitment, even though I wasn’t feeling well this morning.  It’s just one day, but a lifetime is composed of individual days.

Please share your affirmation!