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Positive Affirmations for the Week of February 20th – 26th

Happy Sunday, Internet Friends and Acquaintances!

Fun fact, I’d chosen these affirmations and made these graphics for two weeks ago… but then a surprising plot twist occured.

Just over two weeks ago, I self-admitted myself to an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital. I had been experiencing an increase of unsafe thoughts at night after PHP, and felt like I needed the extra support.

Part of me felt really ashamed about this. This was my 8th inpatient hospitalization for mental health since my first mental health episode 16 years ago. At first I felt like a failure – shouldn’t I be able to handle triggers and such better by now?

But, part of what was wrong was that my medication was not working the way it should. And part of me knew this. So I wasn’t able to function or use my coping skills the way I should. And that’s not my fault. I expressed this to my support system, and was actually making medication changes with my psychiatrist in PHP.

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One of the best things about my choice to go inpatient was that I went to the hospital where my PHP was affiliated with, so I got to keep the psychiatrist I had begun working with. Being inpatient also meant that we could make more drastic medication changes quicker than if I were outpatient, because I was under constant supervision and had medical access 24/7.

When I woke up on my fifth day of hospitalization, I felt more like myself than I had in months. I had hope for the future, and the thoughts had begun to become quieter and less frequent.

Did I enjoy or want to go inpatient? No. But the undeniable truth is that I needed to. I’m safe again. I feel hopeful again. And I know that I’m going to be okay. The uncomfortable pillows and terrible food are worth that.

I want to write a bit more about my experience going inpatient (and have already on my Instagram!) so definitely keep a eye out.

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Although, because I didn’t have access to my phone, or journal, or even google docs… it was a lot harder for me to keep up with my daily affirmations for myself. But again, it was worth it so I could be stabilized. That being said… I am so excited to get back to sharing affirmations with ya’ll (almost) every week!

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When I share affirmations, I always put 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 and hope that you will use them in whatever that means. If that means using all 7 every day, or mixing up the order, or only using a few… good! Take what you need, and leave the rest. Your affirmation practice isn’t about what I do, it’s about what works for you.

Have a great rest of the week, and I’ll see you next Sunday! Be well, and take good care of yourself – you’re worth it!

  1. I give myself the love I am worthy of.
  2. I am confident that I have the resilience to get through anything that comes my way.
  3. I can be kind and set healthy boundaries.
  4. I have faith in the person I am becoming.
  5. Asking for help does not make me a failure or a burden.
  6. I radiate love and self-confidence.
  7. Every day, I am closer to achieving my goals.
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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of January 23rd-29th

Happy Sunday!

I hope that you had a good week, and made some time this weekend for self-care, because you deserve it.

This week was… rough. Personally.

I had my intake assessment for PHP on Tuesday, and then didn’t hear back from them until I called on Friday, just to discover my insurance had refused to cover it because “it wasn’t an emergency” and I’m out of state.

Luckily we called up my insurance and explained the situation (okay… my mom did it because I was a wreck) and they agreed to cover treatment. My first day is tomorrow. Send all the positive vibes.

My mental health hasn’t been good. I spent yesterday and the day before in bed. My depression is becoming heavier and heavier, and I’m really glad to be starting treatment soon.

It feels like I’m drowning, and I’m ready to get a floatation device.

Some things that have been helping me are cuddling my mom’s new dog, Sasha, reading rom-coms, watching Monk with my mom, keeping an attainable morning routine, and walking Sasha around the neighborhood. But honestly, there are days (*cough* yesterday *cough*) when doing any of those just aren’t possible.

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And on those days, I hold on to self-compassion, and remember that I haven’t even started treatment yet. I’m sick right now, and I can’t expect myself to thrive every day.

I hope these affirmations help the way you speak to yourself, the way they help me speak to myself. I always put them in the order that I’ll be using them the upcoming week (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.) but please use them in whatever order/way is best for you. Take what you need, and leave the rest.

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I hope you enjoy the last bit of the weekend, or if you don’t have weekends off (shout out to my fellow service workers!), I hope you prioritize finding time for self-care every day.

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You are loved and worthy!

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  1. My health is more important than beauty standards
  2. I am loved and appreciated by the people in my life.
  3. I am proud of all my hard work.
  4. I am stronger than I know.
  5. I am more than just my body.
  6. I have come so far
  7. I deserve help, support, and to have my needs met.
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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of November 7th – 13th

Hi friends!

I hope you’ve had a good couple of weeks. The last month has been kind of rough for me, and I took a break from Instagram and blogging. Unfortunately, just over two weeks ago, we had to say goodbye to our beloved family pooch, Thecla. Thecla had been part of the family since I was sixteen, and I’m so grateful to have gotten to emerge into adulthood with my sweet girl. She was so loved and is dearly missed.

The time leading up to and following her passing was extremely difficult, as we knew that she was passing, but we didn’t know when exactly, so my anxiety was on high alert for a few weeks. I also of course was grieving Thecla’s loss following her death, and because of that, I was very overwhelmed and in survival mode. But, I’m starting to see the light and it’s getting a little easier to be alive again.

With that being said, I’m back to blogging and sharing weekly affirmations! Starting today! Yay!

*Most* Sundays, I share the affirmations on here (and on Instagram!) that I will be using for the upcoming work. I share them in the order that I will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.) and then share them daily on my Instagram story. Of course, I hope that you will use them in whatever way works best for you, whatever that means to you!

I hope you make sure to take some time to rest and take care of yourself today, and I’ll see you next week!

You are worthy of your love and kindness!

  1. I trust in myself.
  2. My well-being is always a priority.
  3. I am going to be okay.
  4. I am growing.
  5. Not everyone will like me, and that’s okay.
  6. I always prioritize self-care.
  7. My worth is not dependent on the appearance or size of my body.
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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of September 5th – 11th

Hi friends!

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!

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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.

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Have a great week, and I’ll seek you next Sunday! Don’t forget to take some time for self-care and connection!

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  1. I let go of the doubt and fear within me.
  2. I nourish my body without fear of weight gain.
  3. I trust the process.
  4. My body always deserves love and respect, no matter my size.
  5. I always go after my dreams.
  6. My best is always enough.
  7. I treat my body like the masterpiece it is.

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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of August 22nd – 28th.

Happy Sunday, friends!

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!

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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!

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Have a great week, and I’ll be back next week!

  1. I am open to change.
  2. I am becoming the best version of myself.
  3. I can say no and not people please.
  4. I am grateful for all that my body is capable of.
  5. My worth is not dependent on the appearance or size of my body.
  6. I am proud of how far I’ve come.
  7. I am confident that I have the resilience to get through anything that comes my way.
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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of August 8th – 14th

Hi friends!

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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.

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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!

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  1. I am comfortable in my own skin.
  2. My best is always enough.
  3. I enjoy spending time with me.
  4. I trust in myself.
  5. I am an expression of care, joy, and love.
  6. I give myself the love I am worthy of.
  7. My wellbeing is my first priority.
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Positive Affirmations for You to Use The Week of July 4th – 9th

Hi friends!

We’ve made it to July! Aannd it just occurred to me that that means we’re over halfway through 2021! Is that wild or is that wild? I’m so grateful for all of you that have stuff around and continued to read my posts, no matter how sporadic or sparse. I am hopeful that this month I will be able to fall back into a healthy routine and will be more regular about posting!

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But, what better way to start the new month than with some positive affirmations? (okay, I’m sure some of ya’ll are thinking “a book review for the first time in over a month would be nice.” and yes, I do agree with you. They’re coming. I’m months behind, but I’m trying to make it happen!) Here are this week’s, and I hope you find them useful.

See you next week!

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  1. My worth as a human being does not depend on my body being thin.
  2. I deserve a healthy and loving romantic relationship.
  3. I approach obstacles fearlessly.
  4. I give myself the love I am worthy of.
  5. I enjoy spending time with me.
  6. I do the best I can to get through difficult times.
  7. I courageously accept all parts of myself and embrace my strengths and vulnerability.
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