Happy Sunday, friends!
I hope you had a good week, and that you (depending on where you live) didn’t get too effected by the cold and snow! I’m in Northern Virginia right now while I’m doing PHP, and our forecast for the weekend was pretty much “IDK. Could be anything.”, but luckily we didn’t get hit very hard. We just had a mixture of snow and rain that I had to drive in for the first time in years (I think. It’s possible I drove in the snow last year, but my memory is shot.). I know that my family and friends in New England got hit pretty hard. That’s one thing I like about Florida, the lack of blizzards that force you to exist in a frozen tundra.
But, we do have downpours unlike anything I’ve really ever seen in the afternoons of summer… almost every day. Driving in that gives me awful anxiety.
I made it through my first week of PHP! It was absolutely exhausting, but also really good I’m noticing that I’m a little less depressed, and that I’m able to recognize and be mindful of some of my unhealthy coping mechanisms. I’m still struggling, but I’m grateful for the small improvements I’ve seen. I’m hoping that this week, we’ll start tackling some medication changes (I had to get some tests done first) and hopefully I’ll see even more improvements.
Having my affirmations has been so helpful during this week, and every week. I hope they are for you, too.
When I share the weekly affirmations, I share them in the order that I personally will be using them (the first is for Sunday, the second is for Monday, the third is for Tuesday, etc.), but I really hope that you will take them, and use them however you need. What works for me might not work for you, and that’s totally okay. Take what you need, save some for a rainy day, and leave whatever doesn’t serve you.
I hope that you (and I!) remember to speak kindly to yourself this week, and take time for self care. You are worthy, you are enough, you deserve your own kindness.
- I am comfortable in my own skin.
- I embrace all that I am.
- I do the best I can, and it is enough.
- I trust that there are brighter and better days ahead.
- My anxiety is not what defines me or controls me.
- I am ready for whatever changes life brings me.
- I make room for who I am, and who I am becoming.