Hi community friends! Can y'all believe that April is here already? Spring has officially sprung, and the blooms are popping in DC. I'm so grateful for the new life and the feeling of re-awakening that comes with the spring season. Here's this week's self-affirmation:
Reply with 🌹 or "yes" to affirm for yourself. Or, fill in the blanks for your own self-affirmation, "I acknowledge my own _________; my __________ is soaring." If you're comfortable, share your affirmation here ✨
Hope everyone has a lovely week! I'll be posting all of the affirmations for April here, so come back to this thread every Monday for the tea 🍵
Hello wonderful friends! It's time for some afternoon affirmation tea again 🍵 This week's affirmation came to me while I was doing my daily mindfulness meditation practice. I hope it resonates with you!
Feeling comfortable and safe enough to share my authentic self has been an ongoing journey. How do you practice authenticity? Reply with a 🎇 or "yes" to affirm for yourself.
@AARPRachelA , Another terrific affirmation! Just revised mission statement to reflect my focus. Of course, my "true self" will still stumble, fall, say something dumb, quickly wish I could take it back, eat take-out pizza ( yes, tonight! ), get impatient and do other not so great stuff. But, now my mission statement is posted so I see it daily: Live with gratitude, humor, integrity, and maintain a fun and supportive environment. Christine
@ChristineH635132, I love that you are regularly revising your personal mission statement. Demonstrates your growth and open mind 💜 Embracing your true self means loving your imperfections too. No one is perfect! Plus, I'm a big fan of pizza too 🍕
I've been trying to remove the terms "stupid" and "dumb" from my vocab. I've found I will often say to myself, "That was stupid, Rachel." When I catch myself doing that, I pause and reframe. That wasn't stupid or dumb, it was simply a misinformed mistake. This reframing has really improved the way I view myself and keeps me from ruminating on silly mistakes I've made.
@AARPRachelA , That's very good advice. I always came down on my kids if they used the word stupid ( about themselves or others ) You're absolutely right about reframing and using different wording. Thank you for catching my negative self-talk. If we could rein that in, along with ruminating, it becomes a game changer is how we look at ourselves. Christine
Thank you AARP RachelA for your liking...I'm doing in tiny moments out here in leaving an "estranged" ordeal with myself since March 2020 & may be a bit longer which the virus stay at home did help with some. Yet I'm still doing what I can to Loving Me again & Keeping Me out of all that out there.
Where I AM again more Loving & Affectionate with ME..My One True Friend...Who I AM Created.💕💖🌻 Greatly Appreciated!!!
@AARPRachelA , Great affirmation! There was a time I called myself a "recovering co-dependent people-pleasing perfectionist." Now I just say "I am enough" and "progress not perfection." It takes time and a great deal of effort to break the cycle ( habit? ) of negative self-talk. I'm getting better at treating myself with kindness and grace. Christine
I can relate to what you're saying so much @ChristineH635132! I'm trying to break the habit of negative self-talk, and it's definitely a process. Affirmations and mindfulness meditations have helped me significantly 💜
Welcome to this week's affirmation tea. I hope you all have been enjoying the start to the spring season. The sunshine has been filling me with gratitude and joy!
Growth is such a beautiful thing. It's definitely not a linear process, but I find comfort in knowing that each day I am growing and changing. Reply with a ☀️or "yes" to affirm this for yourself. If you're comfortable, share how you're currently growing and learning.