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Unleash the Power of Positive Affirmations & The Benefits of Embracing Positivity

Positive affirmations have been around for decades, and for good reason. They have the power to change our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes and improve our overall well-being. By repeating positive affirmations, we can train our minds to focus on the good in our lives, rather than dwelling on negative thoughts and emotions.

Through practice and embedding positive affirmations into your daily life, you have the power to unlock a new wave of positive energy and happiness into your life. If you are new to affirmations, here are some benefits that you may experience from adding positive affirmations into your daily routine or self care practice.

Improved Self-Esteem

Positive affirmations help us to reframe negative self-talk and replace it with positive and empowering beliefs. By doing this, we can boost our self-esteem, confidence, and overall sense of self-worth.

Increased Happiness

Positive affirmations help to shift our focus from negative experiences and emotions to the good in our lives. As we start to focus more on positivity, we experience an increase in happiness and overall life satisfaction.

Better Mental Health

Positive affirmations have been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. By training our minds to focus on positivity, we can improve our mental well-being and reduce stress and worry.

More Resilience

Positive affirmations help us to develop a growth mindset and become more resilient in the face of adversity. By embracing positivity, we can develop the mental toughness and determination needed to overcome challenges and reach our goals.

Improved Physical Health

Positive affirmations have been linked to improved physical health, including a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, and a reduced risk of chronic illness. By focusing on positive thoughts and emotions, we can improve our overall health and well-being.

Journaling Positive Affirmations: A Tool for Self-Improvement and Mental Wellness

As we know, positive affirmations are statements that are meant to boost our self-esteem and motivate us to achieve our goals. They are a tool for self-improvement and mental wellness, helping us shift our focus from negative thoughts to positive ones. One of the best ways to incorporate positive affirmations into our daily routine is through journaling.

3 Reasons Why Journaling Positive Affirmations is Effective

  1. It helps to shift negative thoughts and beliefs.

When we journal our positive affirmations, we are taking control of our thoughts and beliefs. By actively focusing on positive affirmations, we can shift our focus away from negative self-talk and towards a more positive mindset.

  1. It promotes self-awareness and personal growth.

Journaling our affirmations allows us to reflect on our progress and identify areas where we need to improve. This self-awareness leads to personal growth, helping us to achieve our goals and live a more fulfilling life.

  1. It creates a record of our progress.

Journaling our affirmations allows us to track our progress over time. We can look back on our journal entries and see how far we have come, which can be a powerful motivator to continue our self-improvement journey.

How to Start Journaling Positive Affirmations

Journaling our affirmations allows us to track our progress over time. We can look back on our journal entries and see how far we have come, which can be a powerful motivator to continue our self-improvement journey. Journaling takes many forms and incorporating affirmations into your current journaling routine can help elevate your journal game! If you are new to the idea of journaling, here are some tips for journaling beginners!

  1. Choose a journal and pen that you love.

Having a journal and pen that you love will make the process of journaling more enjoyable and enjoyable experiences tend to be more sustainable. This is my favorite step. If you have a journal you love, it makes setting aside time and feeling inspired to journal so much easier. Journals take many forms and the right journal for you will just make sense, you might even feel like its drawing you in! Check out some of my favorite journals to inspire here!

  1. Choose your affirmations.

Select affirmations that resonate with you and your goals. These can be affirmations related to self-love, confidence, motivation, or any other area of your life that you would like to improve. Selecting affirmations for your day, month, or year is a fun process. It involved reflection and forward thinking to help you create a direction that you want to take your life. Affirmations can help bring positivity to your day, but they can alway help you create a path for where you want to be. Check out some of my past blogs with some affirmations you can incorporate into your daily routine.

  1. Set aside time each day to journal your affirmations.

It is important to make journaling your affirmations a daily habit. Set aside a few minutes each day to focus on your affirmations and reflect on your progress. Whether that means adding affirmations to your morning or nighttime routine or even setting a reminder on your phone. Making sure you have the time and respect the time you set aside makes all the difference in incorporating affirmations to your life and making them a repeatable practice.


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To Journal, or Not to Journal | 10 Journaling Tips for Beginners

Journaling is more than teenage girls writing stories about their dream boyfriends or drama they are facing at school. …Even though they are hysterical to read when you’re older!

Journaling is a tool that is very commonly used by adults and is a common self-care practice. Disconnecting for a few minutes and writing down your thoughts and feelings on things that happen or what you hope to happen can be therapeutic. Journaling can remove your thoughts from the chaotic lives we all live for a few moments.

If you’re thinking about starting a journal – don’t let the stereotypical image of a middle school girl deter you from jumping into this self care practice.

Journaling is a powerful self care practice that not only releases energy and thoughts that may become stagnant, but also can become an outlet that drives change and steers the direction we ultimately take our lives.

Writing in a journal also acts as a time capsule that holds not only what memories you have but all the emotions that go along with it. Reading through an old journal is like reminiscing on old times – you experience the good and the bad all over again.

Imagining having all of your lessons and favorite memories stored in one place? If you are looking to start a journal as a beginner, or thinking to journal or not to journal, here are some great tips for a journaling. beginner!


10 Journaling Tips for Beginners

1. Don’t Get Down if You Miss a Day

Yes it would be amazing to have a true daily journal, I’m sure there are tons of people out there that do. If you skip a day, it’s ok.

Some days you will be feeling it and other days you will want nothing to do with it. Part of learning how journaling fits into your life and what value it ultimately provides you is by doing and learning.

But the most importance thing to remember is that you should not get down on yourself if you miss a day. Your journal will not be mad at you and it will be ready to pick back up whenever you are.

2. Pick a Journal that Excites You

Getting motivated and excited to journal helps you remain consistent. Having a journal that speaks to you or moves you can really make the difference between picking up the book to write or skipping a day.

There are so many different types of journals – from colors, to lines, to sizes, to formats. I personally love to go to TJ Maxx to shop for journals. They typically have a really large selection and a wide variety of options. They also have recently had a lot of guided journals which I think is an awesome way to get into this self care practice.

I create a little Amazon Storefront that I update frequently with journals that I find that I think have personality! These are a wide variety of journals that can speak to many different people. So you may hate some, or fall in love with one – but that’s the beauty of finding a journal it only has to speak to you and you don’t have to have a reason why! You can check out the Journal selection here!

3. Find What Type of Journaling Works Best for You

There are so many types of journaling and it’s important to know that there is not just one way to journal. Frankly, for whatever you are trying to get out of journaling, there is a journal type for you. Here are a few different types of journaling that may be worth trying.

Bullet Journaling – A type of journaling that relates directly to organization and organizing your life – structuring your to-dos, goals, reminders, even brainstorming. Writing all in bullets, no full sentences means this is perfect for someone who may not have the most time, but needs to add some structure or productivity to their life.

Gratitude Journaling – This is a practice where you document everything you are grateful for. Not only does that serve as a great reflection practice, but it also keeps your mindset positive and focused on the good things that you currently have. No matter how bad a day, you can always find something to be grateful for.

Dream Journaling – Document you dreams! This type of journaling serves as a ledger for your nightly dreams or even waking dreams. Tie in the emotions you felt as well to truly release all the energy from the experience.

Travel Journaling – A type of journaling where you write about your experiences from trips you have taken, favorite spots, not-so-favorite spots, new things you learned, and new experiences you had.

Creative Journaling – This journaling practice is where you mix both words and art on the same document. Doodling, drawings, color, and words. This is a great way to express yourself if words do not come as easily as you would of hoped

4. You Don’t Have to Write the Same Amount Every Entry

Some days you’ll be a fire and ready to write a small novel, while other days you are going to be lucky it you can form together 2 sentences. Setting a word count or minimum page count for journaling may not do you good.

You may just ramble on to simply put words on a paper that divert from what you are actually trying to do. When you think about, sometimes one powerful sentence says a whole that more than 3 pages of fluff. It’s ok if you get all your thoughts or feelings out in a few sentences and it’s also okay if it takes multiple pages! Each day is different which means each journal entry will be different.

Instead or trying to hit a number of journal pages or words, try using a timer, maybe try journaling for 15 minutes – at 5 minutes you’re still blanking, you can use those remaining 10 minutes to meditate or to stretch. That way you are still taking time for yourself and not beating yourself up because you aren’t journaling the amount you imagined.

5. Your Journal Doesn’t Have to be a Physical Journal

Journals have evolved so much. Look back to movies when you were in middle school and high school – someone sitting on their bed with their journal with a matching pen, writing out all their deepest darkest secrets. Now journals can be in all different sorts of mediums!

I mean you could even consider this blog a journal, right? Journals can be digital or physical. You can type your entries or you can hand write them. You can even make a bullet journal using the notepad on your cell phone.

Wherever you choose to start your journal is 100% up to you and should be one that be aligns with how you will feel comfortable consistently writing entries. As someone on the go, I tend to love using my phone for bullet journaling and organization because on the fly I will need to figure out a plan and calm the million of thoughts running through my head. I also keep a physical gratitude journal because I think it is super powerful to physically write those entries. It’s also enjoyable to pick back up and read through!

Moral of the story is there is not one right way to start a journal!

6. Add Journaling to Your Morning Routine or Nighttime Routine

In order to promote consistency in entries, adding journaling to your daily routines is a great way to ensure you make the time for this self care practice every day (or whatever cadence you want). With how busy we all are, it can be easy to let self care practices, like journaling, slip through the cracks if we do not pre-plan the time.

Adding journaling to your morning routine means you can start the day off by writing what you hope to accomplish and acknowledging your goals. It also gives you the ability to reflect on what may have happened the day before and how that will steer your day today. Adding journaling to your nighttime routine allows you to document your day and serves as an action that triggers the end of the day and that it is time to wind down.

7. Don’t Be Afraid to Carry Your Journal with You

You know what you shouldn’t be ashamed of? Journaling. Carry your journal with you! Sometimes you may want to put some thoughts on paper in the middle of the day or there was a situation that you just can’t get out of your head and need to release it.

Just because you added journaling into your morning routine or nighttime routine, doesn’t mean you can’t journal at any moment in time.

8. Make Sure Journaling Doesn’t Become a Chore

Journaling is an act of self care and even an act of self love. It is time we take for ourselves to be exactly what we need it to be. Number 1 piece of advice for journaling beginners is to enjoy it.

The moment journaling becomes and chore and you resent it is the moment that it no longer benefits or helps you. If you force the self-care practice you may get some benefits, but you will not get the full value of a journal.

Keep journaling fun by having a journal you love picking up or by researching journal prompts and journal topics. Also explore some of the many tips of journaling – if bullet journaling isn’t for you, maybe a transition to creative journaling will be a welcomed changed. There is no pre-determined best practices for what journaling will work best for you. If journaling becomes a chore, you can shift your practice to fit your needs so you continue to gain the long term self-love and self-care benefits from the practice.

9. Write for Yourself

You journal is for one person and that is you! You don’t have to put a lock on your journal or hide it away, but you have to remember that the only reason you are writing is you – your self-love, your self-care practice, your mental health.

If you don’t want to write about something, don’t write about it. If you want to write monthly, do it. If you want to doodle at the end of ever entry, do it.

You control your journaling practice. At the end of the day you get out of journaling what you put into it. You may not want the same outcome of your journaling as a friend of family member, or even a stranger. When you journal, it’s most important to remember that this is something for you and for nobody else!

10. Stick to What Works for You!

Journaling is not one size fits all. In order to make sure you are making the most of your won journaling practice, you need to consistently analyze what is and what isn’t working for you.

Whether it is evaluating your progress and what you are getting out of your journaling practice or revisiting how much time you devote to this self-care practice on a daily or weekly level. In order to get the most out of journaling especially as a beginner, you need to reflect, learn and adjust.

This is ongoing! What works for you one year, may not be the same thing that fits into your schedule the next year. There’s no shame in having to change a routine or shift your journaling practice.


Finding Your Perfect Journal

I hope you stick to journaling and fall in love with whatever type you choose! I have curated some adorable journals from Amazon, so if you are eager to get started you can order one off Prime today! There are a wide array of selections – colors, designs, sizes, lined, unlined – that should help in guiding you to find the journal that is best for you! You can check out the Amazon storefront, here!


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Why You Need a Morning Routine

4 Signs You May Need a Morning Routine

Waking up every morning is not always easy. Whether it’s because of seasonal changes, waking up when it’s cold and the sun hasn’t risen, or because of the daunting day you face ahead, leaving your bed in the morning can seem like an impossible feat.

Morning Routines are an effective and a pretty underrated way to make waking up a bit easier. Whether you take 15 minutes every morning to make your bed and wash your face or multiple hours to get a workout in and do a full skincare routine, having a structured morning helps keep you accountable and waking up on time every morning.

Implementing a morning routine is pretty simple and very customizable to every individual. All it takes is creating a repeatable process that you can make happen every morning.

After adding a morning routine to your day, you can anticipate less stress in the morning, better night’s sleep, more productivity, and even some health benefits!

If you don’t have a morning routine but are thinking you may want to add one, here are 4 signs that may indicate a Morning Routine will help make your mornings more bearable!


4 Signs You May Need a Morning Routine

Sluggish Feelings Into the Afternoon

Waking up sluggish and having that feeling linger into the afternoon is a total day killer. There are multiple reasons why you may feel sluggish when you wake up but one way to remedy this is to incorporate a morning routine for what you do every single time you wake up. Knowing what you have to do every morning, make your bed, work out, shower, etc. helps your body understand that once those tasks are done, it is time to kick start the day. As soon as your Morning Routine is completed, you should be refreshed and ready to start your day and rid yourself of those sluggish afternoon feelings.

Little Motivation to Get Out of Bed in the Morning

A possible explanation for this is not feeling ‘excited’ or ‘motivated’ to wake up in the morning. You may wake up dreading work or the amount of chores you have to do and when you wake up it is the first thing that’s on your mind. Introducing a morning routine to your day can help sooth those anxious morning thoughts by adding in a routine that you stick to and is the first thing you do every morning. You don’t need to tackle any of the tough tasks of your day before you wake up first and finish your morning routine. Post morning routine, you are ready to take on whatever challenges await you, good or bad!

Repeatedly Skipping Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are repeatedly skipping Breakfast there’s a chance that you are not waking up with enough time to have this vital meal. Having a morning routine can help you be more productive in the morning and help you complete tasks you need to get done including having Breakfast. Instead of running out the door every morning in a rush, introducing a morning routine to your day can mean more time to relax and have Breakfast and fuel your body with the energy that you need for the day.

Restlessness at Night

Restlessness at night is something that can deter your entire day. Not getting ample rest and enough hours of sleep can lead to groggy mornings and low productivity throughout the day. Having a morning routine can help alleviate this because it can help dissolve whatever it is that is keeping you up at night. If it’s the daunting tasks at work or a conversation you need to have, going to bed knowing that the first thing you are doing is your morning routine can help make those late night restless feelings decrease.


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Manifestation Affirmations

15 Best Manifestation Affirmations to Use Daily

Affirmations are powerful statements that help align our thoughts with out actions. Using affirmations can help you reach your goals and help keep you in a positive mindset. Practicing affirmations can also aid in manifestation. Your thoughts have the power to become things, and that is what manifestation preaches.

One thing to remember about manifestation is that you can try to manifest $1,000,000, but it won’t suddenly appear. You need to put action behind your thoughts and work to make your manifestation dreams come true. A great place to start is by using manifestation affirmations. Using these powerful manifestation affirmations means that you are putting in the ground work to align your thoughts and your actions.

Here are 15 Manifestation Affirmations for you to add to your practice!


  1. I am living in abundance and it flows effortless to me every day.
  2. I am in control of my thoughts and am creating a life that I desire.
  3. My dreams are becoming reality every single day.
  4. I am capable of achieving everything I desire.
  5. What is meant for me is on its way to me.
  6. I am attracting all that is good for me and love the life that I live.
  7. I have created the life that I have dreamt. My new reality is now.
  8. There are no barriers between me and my goals. I achieve everything I put my mind too.
  9. I exist in a higher vibration. My energy attracts all that is meant for me.
  10. Love, Abundance, and Positivity come into my life effortlessly.
  11. I am living the life I love with all the gifts the universe has brought me.
  12. My life is one I dreamt of and I am thankful for the blessings every single day.
  13. I release all that no longer serves me to make room for what is meant for me.
  14. I am a magnet for my dreams.
  15. I am happy. I am fulfilled. I have everything that I could ask for and more.

Journaling Your Affirmations

Affirmations can be spoken, written, or both! I personally enjoy writing down my affirmations multiple times every morning. Not only at I speaking them to myself, but I am writing them on paper. Having a journal that speaks to you and motivates you to pick it up and write is something that can evolve your practice with affirmations. Writing down all that you are grateful for before you write down your affirmations is a great way to raise your vibration and be in a positive mindset. This is so powerful when using affirmations! I’ve curated a list of you great journals that I hope can inspire you to start journaling with your affirmations.


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Positive Affirmations for the Day

Positive Affirmations for the Day That You Didn’t Know You Needed

If you are looking for a little extra positivity in your life, then you are in the right place.

Positive Affirmations are statements that help align your thoughts with your actions. They can help you achieve goals you never thought possible.

Adding positive affirmations to your life is a fairly simple process. You can repeat them during a morning meditation or a nighttime meditation. You can also write down positive affirmations in a journal. You can write it down on a post-it note and hang it on your mirror. You can repeat an affirmation as needed throughout the day to calm your thoughts.

There are various methods of using positive affirmations. You can implement affirmations into your daily life however you see fit. Aligning your thoughts and actions can breed some powerful results.

Whether you desire abundance or love, positive affirmations can help lead you in the right direction to receive whatever it is that you are hoping for.

Here are some positive affirmations for the day that you can use in your own self love practice.


Positive Affirmations for the Day That You Didn’t Know You Needed

  1. I am worthy of everything that I desire
  2. I am confident in all I do
  3. My past is not a reflection of my future
  4. I am living the life that I am dreamed of
  5. Abundance flows to me effortlessly
  6. I am strong and capable
  7. I embrace the goodness in every day
  8. I can accomplish all that I set out to do
  9. There is nothing that can stop me from reaching my goals
  10. The universe is guiding me down the path I am meant to be on
  11. I embrace the challenges I will face
  12. I accept myself exactly how I am
  13. I can be anything that I want to be
  14. I am strong
  15. I am beautiful
  16. I treat myself kindly and with compassion
  17. I love myself for who I am
  18. I am good enough and worthy of accomplishing all that I desire
  19. Following my intuition will lead me where I am meant to be
  20. I love what I do every day
  21. I am excited for what this new day holds
  22. I am thankful for today’s experiences and what I have learned
  23. I release what no longer serves me
  24. I feel confident in my own skin
  25. All I need is within me

Journaling Your Affirmations

Affirmations can be spoken, written, or both! I personally enjoy writing down my affirmations multiple times every morning. Not only are I speaking them to myself, but I am writing them on paper. Having a journal that speaks to you and motivates you to pick it up and write is something that can evolve your practice with affirmations. Writing down all that you are grateful for before you write down your affirmations is a great way to raise your vibration and be in a positive mindset. This is so powerful when using affirmations! I’ve curated a list of you great journals that I hope can inspire you to start journaling with your affirmations.



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Choosing Your Positive Affirmations for the Day

Choosing Your Positive Affirmations for the Day

Affirmations are a practice that I strongly stand by, you all know this by now. The act of aligning your thoughts to your goals, means the actions will follow. Many use affirmations for manifestation or to channel more positive energy into their life.

Using positive affirmations is one piece of the puzzle, but choosing which positive affirmation you will use is a totally different ball game. In order to select or create a positive affirmation that resonates most with you, you have to get some inspiration. Think about :

  • What You Desire Most
  • What Positivity Means to You
  • How You Want Your Day to Be
  • What Makes a ‘Good Day’
  • What Part of Your Life Do You Want to Add Positivity to
  • How Will Added Positivity Make You Feel
  • What Emotions Are Present When You Feel Positive Energy

An affirmation should be a statement that aligns your emotions and thoughts with the goal at hand. An affirmation should be in the present tense, as if you are already living in the moment and feeling the emotions you would feel if it were already your reality. When you start to feel the end result and relish in that blissful moment of your desired state, you can start to begin to make those emotions real and part of your everyday.

Where to Find Positive Affirmations for the Day?

There are many places to look for positive affirmations. This blog has tons of posts with affirmations! A quick google search can also pull up tons for you to look through. A great to place find positive affirmations is Instagram. Check out these two accounts that share tons of spiritual content including affirmations based on astrology.

@spiritdaughter

@magic_of_i

Ideas for Positive Affirmations for the Day

  1. I am excited for all the awaits me in this new day.
  2. I feel joy in all aspects of my life.
  3. My positive energy radiates to all those around me.
  4. I attract all that is meant for me and am thankful for all good things to come.
  5. Positivity surrounds me at work and I am focused and productive at my desk.
  6. The universe blesses me with exactly what I need when I need it. I am excited for each gift the universe puts in my path.
  7. I release all stagnant and negative energy to make room for positive energy.
  8. I do not let negativity take control of my thoughts. I allow negative thoughts pass through and not stay in my head.
  9. I start each day with a positive outlook and carry it with me through the day, no matter what happens.
  10. Negativity has no place to stay in my body. I release what no longer serves me.
  11. I feel happy and fulfilled every day from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed.
  12. I surround myself with positive people who bring out the best in me.
  13. I am in control of my thoughts and do not let opinions of others affect how I view myself.
  14. I am open to receiving all that the universe has in store for me. I welcome it with open arms.
  15. I am excited for this new day.

Journaling Your Affirmations

Affirmations can be spoken, written, or both! I personally enjoy writing down my affirmations multiple times every morning. Not only am I speaking them to myself, but I am writing them on paper. Having a journal that speaks to you and motivates you to pick it up and write is something that can evolve your practice with affirmations. Writing down all that you are grateful for before you write down your affirmations is a great way to raise your vibration and be in a positive mindset. This is so powerful when using affirmations! I’ve curated a list of you great journals that I hope can inspire you to start journaling with your affirmations.



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25 Positive New Years Affirmations

25 Positive Affirmations for New Years

The New Year is right around the corner and so is your chance to start off this new cycle on the right foot. Affirmations have been seen as a tool to help adjust your mindset to help you reach whatever goal you set for yourself. Repeating affirmations can help align your mindset with your actions. New Years is a great time to set positive affirmations. They can help steer your thoughts in a positive direction and replace some of the negativity that may go through your thoughts every now and then.

Check out some ideas for New Years Affirmations!


New Years Affirmations

I am excited for new beginnings and open to all goods things to come.

I embrace change and look forward to this new chapter.

I am open to receiving whatever the universe has in store for me.

I attract abundance and it is drawn to me.

What is meant for me will be mine. What is not meant for me will no longer be mine.

I am ready for all challenges that I will face in the New Year.

I leave behind all that no longer serves me in the past year.

The partner I seek, is also seeking me.

My mindset is positive and I am focused on completing all of my goals.

I will achieve my New Years Resolutions.

My positivity about the New Year is contagious.

I wake up every day feeling positive and happy.

The universe continues to bless me with exactly what I need all year long.

I attract everything that is meant for me.

I create my own reality and am in charge of my own destiny.

The opinions of others have no effect on me.

I am surrounded by people that love and support me.

I am ready for a fresh new start.

I eagerly await all that is meant for me this year.

I am excited to transform into my best self.

There’s is nothing that can get between me and accomplishing my goals.

This New Year, I will not be afraid to chase my dreams.

I exist in a higher vibration. I only attract others who live in a higher state of being.

I am eager to learn what awaits me in the New Year.

I believe that everything will work out for me.


Journaling Your Affirmations

Affirmations can be spoken, written, or both! I personally enjoy writing down my affirmations multiple times every morning. Not only are I speaking them to myself, but I am writing them on paper. Having a journal that speaks to you and motivates you to pick it up and write is something that can evolve your practice with affirmations. Writing down all that you are grateful for before you write down your affirmations is a great way to raise your vibration and be in a positive mindset. This is so powerful when using affirmations! I’ve curated a list of you great journals that I hope can inspire you to start journaling with your affirmations.


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Quality Me-Time

8 Ideas For Some Much Needed ‘Me-Time’

I think everyone knows by now that I am a big advocate for self love and self care practices. I big part of that is just falling in love with yourself and not being afraid to spend time by yourself. It can be a scary place being along with you thoughts with no distraction, but sifting through the noise and sitting at peace with yourself is a very powerful. Any self love practice starts with learning to enjoy ‘me-time’ or alone time.

It takes a little bit of time to really get comfortable being by yourself and truly enjoying ‘me-time.’ It is easy to find comfort being with people 24/7 – friends, coworkers, your significant other, but it’s necessary to check in with yourself from time to time and hang out solo! Learning to enjoy time alone have a multitude of benefits, physically and mentally. When things get hectic it’s nice to just relax by yourself and treat yourself!

In the craziness of today’s world it is not a bad idea to spend time with the one’s you love like family and friends, but what about some much needed


Head to the Gym

Nothing clears your head like a workout does. Whether you are lifting weights or walking on a treadmill, get your body moving. Throwing your headphones on and listening to your favorite music while zoning out and focusing totally on yourself is why I think gyms were made. Going to the gym solo is a great form os self-love and a great excuse for some me-time. Adding solo gym workouts to your daily routine can help boost your energy and also reduce stress.

Plan a Movie Night

Not feeling going anywhere? That’s fine! Plan a movie night in. Grab you’re favorite meal for dinner, maybe a bottle of wine, and cozy up for a movie night! Netflix is popping out awesome movies left and right, so watch one you’ve never seen before or pick a classic and rewatch it for the 100th time. Make sure you leave your phone in another room so you can really check-out from the world around you and just enjoy time by yourself.

Start a New Craft Project

It always refreshing when you get to explore your own creativity. When we were younger, art projects and crafts were staples in childhood! As an adult we sometimes forget that it’s very enjoyable and relaxing to be creative and shut off that side of our brain. To really spend some creative me-time with yourself, run to Michaels or AC Moore and pick up a new craft project. Maybe you want to learn how to crochet or knit, or paint a picture, maybe make a dream catcher, whatever it is spend some time with yourself exploring your creative side.

Take Yourself Out to Dinner

Want to spoil yourself? Take yourself out to dinner! Whether you get a table for 1 or, the less scary option, sit down at the bar by yourself, treat yourself at your favorite restaurant or one you’ve never tried before. Sometimes just sitting with yourself without any distractions is the best way to spend some me-time, plus a solid meal doesn’t hurt either.

Mani/Pedi

Treat yourself to some me-time by scheduling a manicure and pedicure at your local nail salon. This is such a quick way to spend some me-time and disconnect from all the stimuli that is around you. For tops 1 hour, you are forced to be pampered and relax. If you have more time and money to spend on yourself you can even look into a spa day. At first glance, this may seem like an unnecessary expense, but taking this time for yourself is an act of self love and it can even boost your mood and your confidence.

Solo Coffee Date

Having trouble disconnecting in the morning? Work stress is on overload? Spending some me-time at your local coffee shop is a great way to start the day off on the right foot. Whether you’re getting espresso or a tea, slowing down for 10/15 minutes and sitting by yourself enjoying the moment is a great way to spend some alone time. You’ll feel refreshed and refocused and ready to start the day.

Walk Though Town

A great way to spend some me-time is getting outside and breathing in some fresh air. Changing your scenery and moving your body and two ways to really settle down and relax from the craziness of the day. If you live in the city walk around the block to your nearest park or if you’re in the suburbs walk around your neighborhood. I find this the best during midday, right around lunch, when the sun is shining and you’ve been busy doing whatever you’ve had to do all morning. Take a solo walk through town and enjoy some much needed me-time.

Take a Yoga Class

Yoga combines so much – breath work, meditation, stretching, and activeness – everything that can help you relax and disconnect. Yoga is an ideal activity for some me-time. Even if you’re in a group class in a studio environment, the focus is always on yourself and zoning out listening to your body is a great way to spend me-time. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and ready for the day, or the new day if you take a night class!


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3 Reasons why you may need a mental reset

3 Reasons Why You May Need a Mental Reset

Living in New York means that everything is also go, go, go. There’s not opportunity to slow down because everyone around you is in a race to get to wherever they are going. You could be going to get a cup of coffee at Starbucks, in no rush, but end up hustling there and then getting impatient waiting in line. There’s always a feeling that you need to hurry up in New York. I recently spent sometime in Stowe, Vermont and it reminded me about why I need to slow down.

The brief 3 day trip was a friendly reminder to just enjoy where you are and what’s around you. No one’s in a rush to do anything, even when people around you are rushing around like in New York, there’s no need to take part. Just stepping away from New York was an incredible opportunity for a Mental Reset. I wasn’t even aware that I needed one because of how caught up with my day to day I was.

Stepping back and resetting mentally is a great exercise and has lots of positive benefits. It can decrease anxious thoughts and stress levels, allow clear vision around an entire circumstance (not just a one sided view), and can help release negativity and leave room for positivity! Sometimes, like me, you might not realize that you are in need of a mental reset. So what exactly is a mental reset? A mental reset is when you take a step back from your normal responsibilities so you can take a break from your typical focuses of the day. This would be work, school, friendships, relationships, anything that can quietly consume your thoughts and time.

Mental resets are a great practice for self-love and self-care, but it’s benefits go well beyond that. Here are 5 reasons that may indicate that you need a quick mental reset!


3 Things That Indicate You May Need a Mental Reset

1. Your Thoughts are Fixated Around One Topic.

Ever have a thought about, a person, project at work, topic from school, something a friend said, just swirling around in your head? This topic can start as a small thought, but then it snowballs into something that you can’t control. It consumes your thoughts and starts taking over your actions, then suddenly it’s all you’ve been none stop thinking about for hours. This may be slightly exaggerated for some, but you get the point.

When you lose control of your thoughts and find yourself constantly circling back to one thought, it may be time for a mental reset. Let’s say you’ve been working on a big presentation at work on your company’s new products and nothing seems to be going right. Every night, you go to sleep thinking of ways to adjust the slides and tweak the verbiage. Every morning, you wake up and feel an urge that you have to open up your computer and immediately begin working on the task. You’ve become so fixated on one topic, that you are incapable of thinking of anything else and thinking about spending the tiniest amount of time on something else isn’t an option. This a very clear indicator that a mental reset is needed.

What will a Mental Reset do?

Having a mental reset when you are fixated on a singular topic or idea will force you to place your thoughts elsewhere. Prioritize your mental health and well being be acknowledging the overload in your head, and remove yourself from what’s happening. Sometimes when you focus too much on one thing, you become closed off to other ideas and may have trouble coming up with solutions. The mental reset, it could be a walk, a brief meditation, or listening to music to disconnect, can help you see the big picture, see clearer, and can force you to step back from what is currently engulfing your thoughts.

2. You Have a Short Temper With People You Typically Don’t Have a Short Temper With.

When we have an overwhelming amount of thoughts or worries floating around our heads, it can be daunting to deal with anything else. If someone brings something to you, and your first reaction is that you want nothing to do with it, it may be time to assess if a mental reset is needed. We may not realize how overloaded our thoughts are at first because it’s become natural to try to balance one million things at once. Like a game of Jenga, it’s a careful balancing act when all of a sudden one move can force it to totally collapse. In this scenario, Jenga is your brain balancing all your thoughts, the one move that knocks it over is someone bringing something up to you, and the total collapse is your short temper erupting.

The short temper is just a side effect of stress and being overwhelmed. There’s just so much going on a once, and you may have to manage all of it, that the only outlet you have is lashing out. Obviously, sometimes we always have short tempers with a select few people, but when the short temper starts to pop up with people that really don’t ever get on your nerves that may be a clear sign to take a mental reset.

What will a Mental Reset do?

Having a mental reset in this scenario will clear your thoughts and give some more space to handle other things. Sometimes we have old stagnant things stuck in our thoughts that need to be let go. The mental reset can be journalling about what is taking up your thoughts, removing yourself from the stimuli around you and going for a drive, or again, meditation. Allowing yourself to allow thoughts to pass through and not get stuck in your head can help clear room to process other things that may be thrown your way.

3. The Thought of Interacting With Others is Daunting.

There is a fine line with this one, because a little alone time is always nice especially when we are feeling overwhelmed. When the isolation becomes so persistent and becomes a daily habit for a substantial amount of time, it may be time for a mental reset. When the thought of engaging with others seems so overwhelming that you would rather stay home or cancel plans, you may be in need of a mental reset. When we are over stimulated, sometimes a reaction is to try to shut off everything that is around us and isolate.

This isolation, when it is a repeated behavior and occurring a lot over long stretches of time, can be determine to both physical and mental health. As social creatures, being deprived of social interaction can lead too depression like symptoms and feeling constantly alone. Being too overwhelmed about interacted with anyone can sometimes be shown when you stray away from participating in things you once loves, like the gym or activities around town.

What will a Mental Reset do?

When we are being over stimulated and can only fathom being around ourselves, it may be important to have a mental reset. Mental Resets in this scenario are going to be different than the ones above. They allow you to reconnect and get through the cloudy mess that’s happening inside your brain. The mental reset can be calling a parent or a loved one to talk or even inviting your best friend over for a movie night. Spending quality time with those you love the most can help you see what really matters the most and help you weed out some of the things that are overwhelming you, but in reality don’t really matter too much.


Everyone has different triggers that could set off feeling overwhelmed. These are just a few examples that can possibly help you identify your own actions that may indicate that you need to disconnect for a bit. One major one for me personally is my eating patterns. When I notice myself not eating or being hungry, I know my head is overflowing with too many thoughts. It’s about listening to yourself and learning what you’re body is trying to tell you.

Take that break if you need it! It will make you more productive in the long run.


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Holiday Affirmations

25 Holiday Affirmations for December

Affirmations help align our being and can be a an incredible to tool. Affirmations help keep our thoughts and actions in sync to either claim more of what we need or release what we do not need. Affirmations are a great addition to a morning routine, nighttime routine, or a journaling practice.

There are affirmations for everything. Theres not a set list, you can get creative and create you own. No matter what phase of your life you may find yourself in, finding a few affirmations that align with how you are feeling and the direction you are going and using them daily can be a great practice to add to your self-love routine. During December, when all the holidays start popping up, it’s easy to get lost, stressed, and feel tension and anxiety. Using Affirmations that align with this time of year can help bring calmness to your day to day.

Take these Holiday Affirmations with you as the holiday season approaches. While this season can bring excitement and joy it can also bring stress and tension. Take what resonates with you and leave what isn’t aligned.


Holiday Affirmations

I am ready to receive love from my family and friends all season long.

I am grateful for all things good in my life.

Being thankful fills my soul with gratitude.

I will put all negativity aside to enjoy the moments with family and friends.

I am a bright light that can be seen in darkness that cannot be put out.

I do not need to receive gifts or money to be thankful.

I will not let small things get under my skin when spending extended time with family.

I am not afraid of setting boundaries and enforcing them.

I invite gratitude into my life and look forward to feeling its warm over months to come.

My love and gratitude for others is not hidden. I am not afraid to speak my feelings of gratitude to others.

I release my holiday anxiety and stress and am open to receiving love and joy.

Releasing what no longer serves me only leaves more space for what is meant for me.

I embrace change and look forward to what awaits me in the future.

I do not let the words of others affect me. I stay calm in uneasy moments.

I am open to receiving love from all those closest to me.

The holiday season is my reminder to reflect on the love I feel for others.

I am thankful for all acts of love and gratitude and will pass on the energy to others.

Sharing the holiday spirit and joy fills my heart with warmth and love.

I am full of gratitude for my family and all that I have in this life.

The warmth I feel in my heart is strengthened during the holiday season.

I am willing to slow down and reflect during the colder months.

I release any memories from the past that bring back negative emotions. I am open to creating new positive memories to replace the old.

This holiday season I am grateful for love ones living and passed.

I am not afraid to leave an uncomfortable situation.

I search for gratitude every day and welcome it into my life.


Journaling Your Affirmations

Affirmations can be spoken, written, or both! I personally enjoy writing down my affirmations multiple times every morning. Not only are I speaking them to myself, but I am writing them on paper. Having a journal that speaks to you and motivates you to pick it up and write is something that can evolve your practice with affirmations. Writing down all that you are grateful for before you write down your affirmations is a great way to raise your vibration and be in a positive mindset. This is so powerful when using affirmations! I’ve curated a list of you great journals that I hope can inspire you to start journaling with your affirmations.



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