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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of January 30th – February 5th

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.

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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.

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  1. I am comfortable in my own skin.
  2. I embrace all that I am.
  3. I do the best I can, and it is enough.
  4. I trust that there are brighter and better days ahead.
  5. My anxiety is not what defines me or controls me.
  6. I am ready for whatever changes life brings me.
  7. I make room for who I am, and who I am becoming.
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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of October 3rd – 9th

Hi friends!

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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.

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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.

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I hope you all have a great week, and remember to show yourself kindness.

  1. I am proud of all my hard work.
  2. I am not ashamed of my nourishment or hunger.
  3. I treat my body with kindness and gentleness.
  4. I am stronger than my bad days.
  5. I am open to change.
  6. Every day, in every way, I am growing.
  7. I give myself the compassion I give to others.
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