So affirmations were one of the things I picked from the self-care wheel to work on over the next couple of weeks. I’ve read/heard a lot about affirmations, but I’ve never given them a real chance. I considered it silly and fake to tell myself things I didn’t believe at all. But the more I learn about brain plasticity and such the more I think I need to be telling myself positive things on a regular basis.

There are a ton of affirmations to choose from–affirmations for self-esteem, affirmations for strength, mindfulness affirmations, etc. I’ve picked 5 that I think will be a good place to start. A therapist told me once that it’s easier to start with affirmations you find more believable, which makes sense. So for me that means starting with something like “I have something to offer the world” and not “I am beautiful.”

I read several…

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