In today’s self development obsessed world, it’s easy to feel a constant lack of, the need to be more this or more that. What if you’re actually perfectly fine? Incredibly inspiring and whole just as you are. We’ve curated a list of 25 gentle reminders to build your confidence and get you excited for the potential of the day that awaits.
- It’s okay to say no!
It’s more important to protect energy by saying “no” to something that will leave you feeling drained, than to say “yes” just to appease someone.
- I’m human, not perfect
Remind yourself that you’re doing the best you can, and a damn good job at that.
- I decide what’s good enough for me.
Take back your power by trusting that you are the only one who knows what’s good enough (or not good enough) for you.
- I love you; I am listening.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and place one hand on your heart. Whisper, “I love you; I am listening.” It may feel a funny at first, but you can feel a subtle softness wash over you, just from being heard.
- There are always second chances.
Remember that rules are made up; whenever you are ready to give yourself a second chance, the world is waiting.
- I am beautiful.
Because you are.
- I can’t control others, but I CAN control my reactions.
Taking responsibility for our own reactions can create a powerful shift in our everyday lives.
- I am confident and fierce.
This one might feel a bit phony at first, but I find that daily reminders of my confidence and strength helps me to find it in situations I might not ordinarily recognize it.
- I forgive myself and others.
The ironic part of holding grudges is that the only person it causes harm to is yourself. Let it go.
- I am not defined by my past or my future.
Mistakes and painful memories will always stand out more vividly than successes, so remind yourself not to dwell on the past, good or bad, nor should you be living for the future. Otherwise you’ll miss the beauty that is now.
- The universe has my back.
Read it, say it, believe it! A deep trust that everything will be okay can go a long way in ensuring it actually does.
- See the positive in every situation.
Sure, there’s always something to complain about, but it’s important to remind ourselves to focus on the light.
- I embody the qualities I aspire to have myself.
Next time you catch yourself with a jealous thought, take a minute to identify what qualities it actually is that you feel you are lacking. Then think to yourself, “Embody it!” Perhaps that means you stand a bit straighter, smile a little brighter or make eye contact instead of avoiding it. Fake it ‘til you make it- you’ll notice an immediate shift of energy!
- I have a right to use my voice.
So use it you must.
- I’m grateful for all I have in life.
With consistent daily reminders to be thankful, you’ll find the gratitude flows more naturally.
- I am in charge of my own happiness and wellbeing.
You are truly the only one with the power to impact your happiness and wellbeing. Own it, love it, explore it.
- Slow down; all is coming.
We so often get caught up in this sense of rush during our busy lives. Take a minute to slow down and enjoy the little things.
- I won’t let one thing affect the rest of my day.
As the saying goes, “This too shall pass.” One frustrating event doesn’t have to dictate your whole day.
- I am allowed to take up space.
And as much of it as you want!
- Why am I thinking this way?
Question your self-destructing thoughts! What evidence do you have to support this belief that you’re [lazy, unmotivated, scared, etc.]? Do you really believe it or is it just an old thought pattern?
- I feel good because of me.
Give yourself props when you have a good day! It’s not fair to only take the credit for your bad days.
- I have everything that I need.
Need is only a matter of perception. Don’t get caught up in the story of more, more, more.
- With the body I have, I can experience joy and happiness.
The best way to make lasting change is through acceptance, love, and body-kindness.
- My feelings are valid.
Even if you don’t have a reason or logical explanation, you are allowed to feel whatever you feel.
- I choose to use failure as a learning opportunity.
Failure is a part of life, so the sooner we can see it for what it really is- a chance to grow- the better we can learn from it!
So as you go through your routine, feeling the normal self-doubt that many of struggle with, I challenge you fall back onto these 25 reminders. Does it change how you walk through your day?