Happy October! Since I grew up in New England, this is one of my absolute favorite times of year. The changing leaves, flavors, activities, and movies are just a few reasons why! Now that I live in Florida… I don’t get to see the leaves as often (though I will be making a trip north in two weeks and will be able to take in allllll the fall foliage, which I am thrilled about.) and the activities and food just aren’t the same when the weather is warm.
Although I love this time of year, historically, this is also when my mental health starts to go downhill. With the changing weather, and shorter days, and less sun, and pressure of the holidays and having a “good fall” and “good winter”, and wanting to do more indoor activities (crocheting and reading were made for autumn days with candles!), it is easy for my mental health to decline.
I’ve accepted that entering another depressive episode soon is a real possibility, but I’m also doing everything I can to stay mentally healthy. Obviously using my skills helps, but it doesn’t guarantee that I won’t have another depressive episode.
One of the things I do every single day for my mental health is practice positive affirmations, and at the beginning of every week, I share what affirmations I’ll be using with you!
I always share them in the order that I’ll be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.) but I encourage you to use them in whatever order or way best serves your needs.
I hope you all have a great week, and remember to show yourself kindness.
I hope you had a fantastic week! I actually did, and now Mercury is about to be in retrograde so we’ll see how that goes.
Hopefully, this week’s affirmations will help you navigate Mercury in Retrograde, and whatever else the world has to throw at you!
Every Sunday, I share the affirmations that I will be using that upcoming week. I share them in the order that I will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I hope that you will use them however works best for you.
Make sure you set some time aside to show yourself love today, and remember that you are more than enough, right now, as you are.
Have a great week and I’ll see you next Sunday!
I do not compare my journey to anyone else’s.
I will be mindful and enjoy the little things today.
I am capable of creating my very best life.
I choose to let go of the things I cannot control today.
I am worth taking good care of.
I deserve to have people in my life who value and love me for who I truly am.
Welcome back to my blog! I am so happy that you are here!
Every Sunday (okay, most Sundays), I share the affirmations that I will be using that upcoming week (I also share them in a post on Sunday on Instagram and throughout the week on my Instagram stories unless I am taking a break from social media, so be sure to follow me!).
I always share the affirmations in the order that I personally will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I really encourage you to use them in whatever order or way works best for you. My affirmation practice works for me, but it’s vital that you find what works for you.
I hope you had a great week, and I’ll see you again next Sunday!
Be well, and always remember that you are enough.
Every day, I am closer to achieving my goals.
I am my own biggest fan.
My body is the least interesting thing about me.
I courageously accept all parts of myself and embrace my strengths and vulerability.
Every day, in every way, I am growing.
My anxiety is not what defines me or controls me.
I do not strive for perfection, instead I extend myself self-compassion.
I hope that you had a fantastic week, and are ready to do some self care this week! I’m working hard to remember that taking good care of myself is a non-negotiable, because, personally, it’s so easy for me to forget to take care of myself. Sometimes, I literally forget to eat. Some people think that sounds absurd, and trust me, I get it. How the heck does one forget to eat??
I think it’s an ADHD thing. I feel my hunger queues while I’m hyperfocused or hyperactive and then I mean to eat, but I get distracted or prioritize something else. Suddenly, I feel nauseous because I’ve gone the whole day without eating anything.
It’s easy for me to check in with or take care of myself in other ways, too. Usually for similar reasons. So if you’re reading this, and you can relate, this is your reminder to mindfully practice self care this week!
One of my favorite ways to practice self care is to recite positive affirmations, and lucky for you, I like to share my practice with you, too!
Every week, I share the positive affirmations that I will be using. I always share them in the order I will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I encourage you to use them in whatever way works best for you!
I hope you find this week’s affirmations helpful, and I’ll see you again next week!
I get stronger every day.
I take care of myself the way I take care of a friend.
I hope you had a great week! I took the week off of Instagram, and decided to focus more on building and sticking to healthy routines after I kind of fell off the wagon after a hectic few months (May and June were just straight up difficult and rough, July I was out of town for most of, and similarly with August.).
But, things seem to be slowing down quite a bit (this is a very good thing for me.), and things are a little more consistent.
I am proud of myself for posting the affirmations almost every week, though! It wasn’t perfect, but choosing and sharing these affirmations with you here on the blog and on my Instagram (@KatieHasAnxiety) has really been good for my mental health, even if I’m not perfectly adhering to my routines. I hope they’ve enriched your life, as well!
Every Sunday, I share the positive affirmations that I will be using that week. I always share them in the order that I personally will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I encourage you to use them in whatever order or way is best for you. I personally have benefitted from practicing positive affirmations so much, and my hope in sharing these with you is that they help you, too.
Have a great week, and I’ll seek you next Sunday! Don’t forget to take some time for self-care and connection!
I let go of the doubt and fear within me.
I nourish my body without fear of weight gain.
I trust the process.
My body always deserves love and respect, no matter my size.
I hope that this past week went well for you. I was extremely lucky to begin the week celebrating mine and my sister’s birthdays with my sister (who I got to see for the first time in over a year and a half!) and my mom, but was unlucky to end the week with an ear infection. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I start feeling better soon, because this stuff is not fun.
I’m so excited to share this week’s affirmations with you all! I actually decided that this week, as soon as I post these affirmations, I’ll be taking a little break from Instagram. I try to take a break at least once a month, and this timing just feels right t me. Things are kinda rough, mental health wise, but are slowly going back to where I want them to be, and I think that taking a step back from social media will be very beneficial.
So, even though I won’t be on Instagram, I will be practicing my affirmations every day, and I hope you will too! Every Sunday (well, most Sundays, if we’re being completely honest.), I post the affirmations I will be using in the upcoming week. I share them in the order I’ll be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I encourage you to use them in whatever way works best for you!
I’ll see you all next week with more affirmations, and hopefully this week with some book reviews – I’ve read so much this month and am so behind in book reviews, so hopefully during my social media break, I’ll be able to catch up a bit on content.
I do not have to feel guilty for saying no.
Guilt and shame will not change my past. Worry and fear will not change my future.
I hope that this past week went well, (well… as well as it could during these unprecedented times.) and that you’re ready to start this upcoming week with some positive affirmations!
Every Sunday, I share seven affirmations that I will be using that upcoming week. I always share them in the order that I will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I hope that you will use them in whatever way works best for or resonates with you!
Can you believe we only have just over a week left in August?? 2020 went by so slow for me, and now 2021 is just zipping by. I would just like time to move at regular, steady pace, please!
Have a great week, and I’ll be back next week!
I am open to change.
I am becoming the best version of myself.
I can say no and not people please.
I am grateful for all that my body is capable of.
My worth is not dependent on the appearance or size of my body.
I am proud of how far I’ve come.
I am confident that I have the resilience to get through anything that comes my way.
I hope you had a fantastic week and are sure to take some time today to rest and do some self care. My week had a lot of ups and downs, but I’m trying my hardest to get back to where I want to be. I’m also pretty excited because my (28th – eek!) birthday is on Saturday, and I get to see my sister for the first time since Christmas 2019! I hope you have something special to look forward to this week, too, even if it’s ‘just’ setting aside time for a bath, or treating yourself to your favorite food, seeing your favorite people, or taking yourself on a date to see a movie you’ve been wanting to see.
And while you’re doing this… I hope you’ll join me in practicing some positive affirmations! Every Sunday (ok, most Sundays), I share seven affirmations that I’ll be using during the upcoming week. I share them in the order that I’ll be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.) but please feel free to use them in whatever order or way best suits you!
As someone with mental illnesses, my self talk isn’t naturally positive. But, positive affirmations help me interrupt the negative thinking, and I find myself questioning if my negative thoughts are real, because I speak kindness to myself intentionally.
I hope that you find these helpful too, and I’ll see you next week with more positive affirmations!
I am falling in love with myself and my life.
I do the best I can to get through difficult times.
I belive in myself and all that I am capable of.
My voice is worthy of being heard.
My worth as a human being does not depend on my body being thin.
I hope you had a wonderful 2 weeks – thank you so much for being so patient with me! I just got back to Orlando last night after visiting friends and family in Connecticut and Virginia for almost a month! It was absolutely wonderful getting to see so many people I love, but to be completely honest, content creation and blogging (and even self care, to be completely honest) weren’t at the top of my priority list. And last week was a rough mental health week.
But, I’m back in Orlando, and I’m feeling refreshed and ready to get back to my routine. And if you’ve been hanging out with me for a while, you know that (almost) every Sunday (or later if things are crazy… trying to get better at that!), I share the positive affirmations that I will be using the upcoming week.
I always share the affirmations in the order that I will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I really hope that you use them in whatever way works for you and your life! I know that positive affirmations are such a powerful part of my self-care routine, and it makes me so happy to know that there are others trying to speak kindly to themselves using these affirmations.
I hope you have an amazing week (can you believe we’re almost halfway through August already?!) and I’ll see you next week!
First, I’m sorry that I didn’t post any affirmations last week, and also that this week’s are late. I’ve been up in Connecticut visiting family and haven’t really worked on anything blog or Instagram related in weeks (don’t ask me how behind in book reviews I am.). Of course, this isn’t exactly a bad thing for me! I’ve been spending time with family and friends I haven’t seen since Christmas 2019, which has been amazing. But to be completely honest, my routine has almost completely gone out the window. I haven’t really been practicing gratitude or positive affirmations or journaling or even really moving my body frequently.
I have, however, been taking care of my mental health in other ways. I’ve been prioritizing spending time with people who make me happy to be alive as well as setting and keeping healthy boundaries.
But, I want to get at least a little back into my routine, because eventually I’ll be back in my real life with work and the day to day stresses. I’m trying to prepare to make the transition back to ‘normal’ as seamless as possible, and I personally think the best way for me to begin is by practicing and sharing my daily affirmations with you once again.
Every week (almost) I share a week’s worth of daily affirmations here on the blog and on my Instagram. I put them in the order that I personally am using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I hope that you will use them in whatever way fits best into your life!
Thank you for your patience, and I’ll be back next week with the affirmations for the first week of August (can you even believe that it’s already August?! 2021 is going way too fast.)!
I see the difficult parts of my life as challenges.