I Strengthen My Physical and Mental Health

I Strengthen My Physical and Mental Health

Use these affirmations to create a better you.
Feel free to print this page and read these out loud today.

  1. I know that I create my reality. I also know that gratitude is everything. These two facts give me the tools I need to keep my mental and physical health in peak form.
  2. I find that the more I appreciate my body, the more my body responds to the kindness I show it.
  3. I appreciate the power of my mind and am careful to fill it with kind and encouraging thoughts. In return, my mind responds in kind. I am grateful that my mind has become a happy place to live. I love that I am finally content with me.
  4. I put a lot of “work” into creating a healthy physical and emotional environment. Just like cultivating a beautiful garden, I am now living in an Eden.
  5. I love that I have a great attitude. It is awesome to hang out with someone so positive!
  6. I am happy to be me! I love that I can laugh at myself. I am grateful that I am more tolerant with my mistakes. I am way more fun to be around now!
  7. I like that I have learned to go with the flow and be present in each moment. Even in uncomfortable moments, I can find a silver lining. As a result, life becomes easier. I can feel my body relax. I am more comfortable in my own skin. I enjoy my life much more.
  8. Today, I naturally make healthy choices for my mind and body, because it feels so good.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What can I do each day to show gratitude for my good health?
  2. How can I appreciate my life more today?
  3. What else can I do to enhance my happiness today?

5-Minute Guide on How to Speak to Yourself

5-Minute Guide on How to Talk with Yourself


Do you want to make a big difference with your happiness and success in your life? The way you speak to yourself is a crucial component in achieving what you want in life. You can either create more obstacles in your life, or you can empower your inner self to achieve more in your life.

If you want to have an inner dialogue or relationship with yourself that is successful you must speak to yourself; you must be your best friend.

Your self-speech habits can be re-programmed to obtain different results in your life. Stop convincing yourself that you are inadequate and instead remind yourself that you have the potential to become exactly what you want to be. “Positive” self-speech will build your confidence and will make it possible to persevere in your life.

Learn how to take control of the way you speak to yourself. Try these strategies for becoming a better friend to yourself.

General Principles for Adjusting Your Self-Speech:

  1. Increase your awareness. The first step in changing the way you speak to yourself is becoming more familiar with the way you are speaking to yourself. Many of the messages that you send to yourself are so automatic that they can escape your notice. Keeping a journal may help you to pay more attention.
  2. Plan ahead. Have alternatives ready for the patterns you want to change. Write a list of creative affirmations to replace your old put-downs. You can browse online for ideas or use your own words.
  3. Identify your options. Negative self-speech can destroy your vision. Read self-help books from people that have achieved their goals or observe others to see different ways to respond to conflicts and setbacks.
  4. Depersonalize situations. Do you blame yourself for things that are beyond your control? Most events have multiple causes. You must become aware by taking responsibility for your actions and not beating yourself up.
  5. Develop compassion. Be kind to yourself! Imagine you are speaking to someone you love. Avoid harsh words or insults.
  6. Seek moderation. Distorted self-speech tends to become more exaggerated over the years. Check the accuracy of your statements and stick to the facts.
  7. Be patient. It often takes some time to replace your old conflicts with more constructive wording. You got this. Eventually, your new affirmations will become a reality, natural and authentic.

Specific Strategies for Adjusting Your Self-Speech:

  1. Be present. The only time you can take action is right now. Make sure to keep your self-speech focused in on the present moment instead if rehashing up your past or even trying to anticipate your future.
  2. Speak with your name. When you address yourself by your name it is often more effective than using pronouns. It will encourage you to be more objective and it defines your relationship with yourself.
  3. Look in the mirror. Reinforce your messages by looking yourself in the eye. Repeat affirmations while gazing into a mirror in your bathroom or in your car.
  4. Create reminders. Stay on track by surrounding yourself with cues to speak to yourself with kindness and respect. Spend time with family and friends who boost your spirits. Write inspiring quotes on sticky notes and put them on your office phone or closet door.
  5. Try to speak out loud. Repeat your affirmations out loud when you have privacy. It may be awkward to tell yourself that you’re amazing in the middle of a coffee shop, but you could record a message on your phone that you can listen to anywhere.

When you transform your self-speech you’ll be happier and have a more meaningful life. That friendly voice can be a powerful tool you can use to reduce stress and reaching your goals in your life. Make sure you take the steps necessary to lift yourself up and guide yourself to success.

Methods to Help You Overcome Social Anxiety

Methods to Help You Overcome Social Anxiety


If you find yourself getting anxious at the thought of meeting new people or speaking in front of a group, you may be suffering from social anxiety.

Social anxiety causes one to avoid social situations. Many people rely on self-medication or the abuse of drugs and alcohol to get them through these situations.

Luckily, there are methods you can use to find relief in healthy ways!

Try these effective strategies to overcome social anxiety:

1. Put yourself out there. It can be a daunting prospect, but try to accept any invitations you are given, even if you don’t particularly want to go. With a positive attitude, the more you practice, the easier it becomes.

2. Get help from a professional. Of course, talking to a close friend about your anxiety may help, but remember that they aren’t trained for this. Make an appointment to speak to a professional therapist. They may be able to suggest some customized coping mechanisms that would work for you.

3. Strengthen your overall health. Poor health can leave you feeling anxious. Eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly. Healthy food and exercise both uplift your mood and can decrease stress and anxiety. Exercise also helps to release feel-good hormones.

  • Besides getting some exercise, joining a local fitness class would also allow you to practice meeting new people while those feel-good hormones are in full effect. This will make it easier for you to cope with meeting them. Plus, who knows – you might meet your new best friend!

4. Write it down. List the times that you have managed to overcome your fears. What did you do to overcome your fears in this situation? How did you feel when this happened?

  • Whenever you encounter an event where you are feeling socially anxious, write that down, too. How does this situation compare with the ones on your list?
  • Regular reflection of the times you were successful in combating your fears can help with current situations.

5. Congratulate yourself. You may not be confident in public, but you have plenty of other things that you can be proud of! Recognize and remind yourself of any achievements you have made. This will help boost your confidence, which will help you overcome social issues as well.

6. Practice your social skills. Learn how to make introductions and give compliments. Practice making eye contact and remembering names. Listen to what others have to say and keep the focus on them – not you.

  • These few skills will not only help you through a social situation, but the other person will walk away from the conversation feeling like a million bucks!
  • Remember – others will not always remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel!

7. Join a support group. Talking to others who are undergoing the same challenges as you are can be comforting. Plus, you will all be able to encourage each other and offer support and advice from your own experiences.

8. Try going somewhere new. When you go to new places, you’ll meet new people. Using your new skills to interact with them will give you more practice and confidence in dealing with social situations

9. Remember that you don’t need to be perfect. Those with social anxiety have a tendency to think that they need to be perfect. Yet, perfection isn’t attainable for anyone! Instead of trying to be perfect, try and enjoy the moment and have a “that’ll do” attitude.

10. Read a self-help book about overcoming social anxiety. There are many inspiring stories about others with social anxiety who have transformed their lives after overcoming their social fears. These stories can inspire you to keep trying as well.

Breaking the cycle of social anxiety will take some time and practice, but you can do this! Reward yourself for each small step you make.

Focus on the journey ahead and the steps you can take that will bring you success. Before long, you won’t have to worry about social anxiety again!

A Foolproof Formula for Doubling Your Confidence

A Foolproof Formula for Doubling Your Confidence

Confidence is a state of mind, and it’s something that you can build up if you feel like your supply is running low. When you believe in yourself, you feel more secure, and you enjoy greater success.

Most of us have times in our life when fears and doubts undermine our faith in ourselves. You may experience setbacks that leave you feeling helpless. It’s also natural for confidence to fluctuate from day to day or vary from one area of your life to another.

There are concrete actions you can take to empower yourself. Study these tips to put together a foolproof formula for doubling your confidence.

Practice Self-Care:

  1. Eat healthy. Nourish your body and maintain your energy by choosing nutritious whole foods. Limit your consumption of sugar and salt. Eat more vegetables, legumes, and nuts.
  2. Exercise regularly. Physical activity strengthens your body and mind, enhances your body image, and boosts your mood. Find a variety of activities suitable for your fitness level. Find a workout buddy to join you.
  3. Sleep well. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night to function well. Establish a regular bedtime and stick to it as closely as possible even on weekends and holidays.
  4. Dress up. Do you like what you see in the mirror? Select clothing that flatters your figure. Try a new hairstyle or visit a makeup counter for suggestions.
  5. Clean house. Your surroundings can affect your confidence. Fight anxiety by clearing away clutter and maintaining a tidy home.
  6. Seek support. Self-confidence comes from within, but you can surround yourself with family and friends who reinforce your positivity. Confide in loved ones who give you constructive feedback and encouragement.
  7. Manage stress. You look more confident when you’re calm. Spend time each day engaging in relaxation practices like meditation or listening to music.
  8. Have fun. Do things you enjoy. It will help you to discover your strengths and express your creativity. Play with your children or take up a new sport.

Add to Your Achievements:

  1. Set goals. Create meaningful goals that give you something to strive for. Make them specific and realistic for you. Write them down and post them some place where you can see them.
  2. Give back. Cultivating a sense of gratitude will motivate you to contribute to your community. As you share your blessings, the world will seem safer and friendlier.
  3. Stop procrastinating. Do you have a project that you’ve been putting off? Break it down into smaller stages and take a first step. You’ll start building momentum and accelerate your progress.
  4. Change a habit. Pick one thing you want to change. You could start by correcting your posture or drinking more water.
  5. Study and practice. Increasing your competence can make your confidence soar. Commit yourself to lifelong learning. Read books and take courses online. Become a member of your local museum. Practice an enriching hobby like playing the piano or growing organic vegetables.
  6. Learn from experience. Disappointments are inevitable, but they don’t have to shake your faith in yourself. Take pride in putting forth effort and having the courage to go beyond your comfort zone.
  7. Think positive. Notice the happy events in your life and look on the bright side of difficult situations. Focus on solutions when you run into trouble. Talk to yourself like a cherished friend with messages that comfort and inspire you.

Healthy confidence is about trusting your ability to handle what comes your way. Take control of your life by making your wellbeing a top priority and working consistently toward your goals.

Tired of feeling frustrated? Want to live a life free of frustration?

Want to live a life free of frustration


Are there times when you’ve been working hard to make progress on something or just get it completed, yet despite your best efforts, it just isn’t going well, and you feel frustrated and disappointed about that?

It can be like you’re running through mud, using up all your energy, but you’re not getting very far at all!

Experiencing these kinds of disappointments can be really stressful, especially if you are up against a time constraint.

You can very easily become totally despondent, and then despair creeps in. The good news is, however, that you can get past this. You will get past it, as others have done before you.

The project that you’ve been working on likely isn’t the issue. Maybe you were in line for a promotion. You thought you would get it but didn’t. Maybe you are trying to explore the possibilities of a completely new career, but after all the effort expended, you still have no idea what kind of new career might be best for you.

This is just part of life, and pretty much everyone has been in this place before. Some of us have been there many times. When we get in these situations, it’s important to find different ways to move us over, under, around, or through them and not spend too much time dwelling on them.

To overcome your frustration and disappointment, you only need to spend enough time thinking about your circumstances to get a good handle on the situation. Then, take action and create a change in the way you are seeing it.

The fastest and most effective way of changing anything is to make a decision and take action.

Consider these actions that others have done to make a positive difference:

1. Reframe it. Reframe the situation and it takes on a whole new perspective. View the frustration that you are experiencing as a good thing because frustration means that you are just about to learn something.

2. Look for the lesson. Once you’ve found it, you will never need to go back there again.

  • Change your routine. Your daily routine has a bigger impact on the way you show up in life than you think. If you find yourself in a mind-set that is not supporting you, change your routine.
  • Go for a run, ride your bike, or go for a walk. Go somewhere different, go in the rain. Get close to nature. Do something exhilarating.
  • Your whole demeanour will change for the better in 60 minutes or less and so will the challenge that you are wrestling with.

3. Seek encouragement and Inspiration.

  • Who do you know who can inspire you?  Encourage you? Share some life wisdom with you? We all have someone we respect, trust, and enjoy talking over difficult situations with.
  • Oftentimes, just explaining the situation can shine a light on a solution or a strategy that can resolve a difficult issue.

4. Adjust your attitude.

  • It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it that matters. Acknowledge that you are in a place of frustration and disappointment, but also acknowledge that you can and will get past it. Other people have, and so will you.
  • There is nothing that is going to be insurmountable. Start from the viewpoint that there is a solution here, and you will find it.

4. Be open to new ideas.

  • Getting good at anything is easiest done by learning from other people’s experiences. Always be open to new ideas, different ways of seeing things, additional strategies, and especially new attitudes.
  • More often than not, it’s not the situation or circumstance that is the root of the issue. It’s either the way we are approaching it or the way we are perceiving it.
  • If someone else has a methodology for resolving these issues, don’t reinvent the wheel, but follow in their footsteps.

5. Expect a positive outcome.

  • If you adopt a perspective of positive expectancy, whereby you know that it doesn’t matter what happens, and you’re absolutely certain that everything will work out perfectly, more often than not, it really does.
  • If you can get this one into your daily affirmations, everything will change for the better.


Don’t let frustration and disappointment rule over you. Use these tips to get past them and move forward toward the future you want!

Tap Into Your Imagination and Release Your Creative Genius

Tap Into Your Imagination and Release Your Creative Genius


You have a powerful imagination even if you don’t realize it. Your brain is able to generate some great ideas.

While your imagination is always available, it’s not always at its best. It’s important to use it and feed it to keep it sharp. With a little work, your imagination will serve you well.

Who couldn’t use a great idea or two?

Try these techniques to release your creative genius:

  1. Spend more time alone. The most creative people also tend to be those who spend the most time alone. Your imagination can run free when you’re alone. People are distracting.
  2. Set aside time to be creative. Creativity and your imagination go hand in hand. Set aside some time each day to be creative. Your imagination will benefit, too.
  • The more you grow your creativity, the more your imagination will grow, and vice-versa.
  1. Set aside time to visualize. Practice visualizing each day. Visualize things you know. Visualize things that don’t exist. Really stretch your ability to see things in your mind. Here are two exercises to get you started:
  • Close your eyes and imagine a piece of fruit in your hand. Describe in detail what it looks like, how it feels in your hand, and how it smells. Now, take a bite and describe the taste.
  • Visualize yourself in a pleasant environment, perhaps the beach. Fully experience being in that place. What do you see, hear, smell, and feel? How real does it feel to you?
  1. Allow yourself to daydream every day. Allow your creativity to run wild. Daydream for at least a few minutes each day. Just see where your imagination takes you.
  • Avoid the temptation to steer your daydream in a particular direction.
  1. Create something from your imagination. Use your imagination to build something.
  • Suppose you wanted to build a birdhouse. Imagine every aspect of it in your mind. Decide on the dimensions without using a ruler. Plan out every aspect of it and then actually build it. Use only your memory and the necessary tools when it comes time to build. Evaluate how you did.
  1. Explore various creative avenues. If you love to draw, draw. But you’ll become better at drawing if you try your hand at painting, sculpture, or music. Branch out a little bit and your ability to imagine new things will grow.
  2. Withhold judgement. Judgment blocks creativity. If you fear being judged, your ability to imagine and create is greatly stifled. The surest way to worry about other people judging you is to be judgmental of others.
  • Also, avoid judging the ideas of your imagination. Allow them to take their final form before you critique them.
  1. Travel. New places lead to new thoughts and creations. The number and quality of ideas you generate is limited if you spend all of your time in the same 50-mile radius. Expand your horizons and get out of town, or better yet, out of the country.
  2. Spend time with new people. The same goes for spending time with a wide variety of people. Meeting new people will lead to new thoughts and ideas.

Provide your imagination with the fuel it needs to expand. Give it a workout each day. These two simple ideas are all you need to get a lot more from your imagination. New people, places, and creative experiences will give your imagination more to work with.

Using your imagination regularly will improve its performance and ability to communicate with you. Your imagination is a tool that’s too powerful to waste. Start using it today!

My Body Is Healthy, Whole, and Strong – Affirmations

My Body Is Healthy, Whole, and Strong - Affirmations


Are you experiencing anxiety about your health during these stressful times? Use these affirmations and start feeling better today. Read these affirmations throughout the day to relieve your health anxiety. Make sure to save or even print this page.

I am grateful that my body is healthy, whole, and strong.

  1. A healthy, whole, and strong body is a priority for me. I am grateful to have a healthy body. My life is better, fuller, and richer because health, diet, and fitness are my priorities. My body is getting healthier each day in every way.
  2. I strive to increase my overall health. I accomplish this by focusing on a nourishing diet and avoiding unwholesome habits. I have a healthy lifestyle that supports both my physical and emotional well-being.
  3. I get enough sleep each night to rejuvenate my mind and body and prepare them for the rigors of a new day.
  4. I exercise on a regular basis to build strength and endurance. I follow my regular workout schedule religiously. I enjoy working out and my fitness routine pleases me. I am usually free of injury because my body heals quickly and easily.
  5. My body is a gift that I care for to the best of my ability. I know that I only get one chance to take great care of my body, so I avoid damaging it.
  6. I see my physician regularly and whenever else it becomes necessary. I follow whatever advice I am given. I like and trust my physician. We have an excellent relationship. My physician is knowledgeable and he provides excellent medical care.
  7. Today, I am creating a body that is healthy in every way. I make healthy decisions that ensure my well-being and vitality. I am grateful that my body is healthy, whole, and strong. I feel truly blessed.

 Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Which of my health concerns still need to be addressed?
  2. What unhealthy habits can I change?
  3. How would my health change for the better if I made it more of a priority?

I Commit to Personal Growth – Affirmations

I Commit to Personal Growth – Affirmations

I know it is important for me to be vigilant about improving my game. I stay consistent and persistent in achieving my goals. I stay on target.

I find ways to take my determination to new heights. I find positive people to keep me motivated. I relinquish outdated forms of motivation to get ahead of the game.

I recognize that in this New Game of Life, I need to be “all in”. I stay present with the trends and get out ahead of them. I take the reins of leadership in my hot little hands.

Just as in video games, where the players keep going up to higher levels, I keep my eye on the prize. My goals are within reach. I am positively motivated from within.

I read about the latest and greatest leaders in my field. I study what makes them tick. I try some of the same success strategies to see if they can work for me, too.

I use my time wisely. I make the most of every moment. I follow people who uplift me. I then, in turn, lift others.

In order to be a top performer in my field, I ensure that my body is in tip top shape. I eat foods that nourish my body and mind. My mind is sharp as a tack. I am on top of my game.

As I keep raising the bar for myself, I become a peak performer.

I rise to every occasion. I surprise myself with my incredible stamina. I am determined. I am strong-willed. I have everything it takes to do better than my previous best.

Today, I am proof that personal growth is a life-long legacy.

Self-Reflection Questions:


  1. What is one step I can take today to personally grow?
  2. What books can I read to help me grow?
  3. How can my legacy inspire others?

I Am Courageous and Overcome My Fears – Affirmations

I Am Courageous and Overcome My Fears

Use these affirmations and start beating your fears.

  1. Like everyone, I have fears. However, I am able to deal with my fear and anxiety effectively. I pride myself on being able to look fear in the eye and take action.
  2. I refuse to allow fear to rule my life. I actively pursue my goals and overcome any fear that stands in my way.
  3. When I am afraid, I know that something worthwhile lies on the other side of that fear. My courage and curiosity can overpower any fear I might have.
  4. The more courageous I am willing to be, the more my life expands. I view any fear as a challenge that tests my courage. I welcome fear. I welcome the challenge.
  5. Each fear I overcome makes me more resistant to fear. Each fear I overcome allows me to successfully deal with even larger fears in the future.
  6. I know that change and fear often travel together. When I want to make a positive change in my life, I know that fear must be overcome. I have the courage to make positive changes to my life. I have the courage to manage negative changes, too.
  7. Today, I face my fears head on. I am ready to take action and to change my life for the better. I am courageous and overcome my fears.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What is the most significant fear in my life? How does the fear limit me?
2. What are some fears I have successfully overcome in the past?
3. Who is the most courageous person I know? What makes them courageous?

I Am the Hero of My Own Journey – Affirmations

I Am the Hero of My Own Journey - Affirmations

Use these affirmations to become the hero of your journey.

I am the hero of my own journey.

I am grateful for the knowledge of the Hero’s Journey. I am truly blessed to have education around this model. Now that I am armed with this information, I can go on a conscious life quest.

I realize that I have been on my journey my whole life. Now I can look back and see the blessings of all lessons along the way.

I forgive myself for mistakes in the past. I realize they were only “missteps.”

Even though I have gotten stuck in the mire in those swamps of the past, I am proof now that I can survive anything. I am tough.

I have ventured into the dark night of the Soul and lived to see the light.

I have gone into scary caves and found the treasure trove of digging deep into my spirit and finding strength I didn’t know I had.

Having gone through tough times, I have come out triumphant.

Now that I am a Conscious Hero of my life, I can choose my path from a place of wisdom.

I check in with my heart first, as it is the compass of my Soul. I set my sight on my North Star and with the determination of a racehorse, I move swiftly toward my goal. I am immune to distractions.

Today, I gain wisdom and strength along my journey and share the boon with my fellow travelers.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What can I do today to be conscious of my hero’s quest?
  2. How can I turn the travails of my life into treasures?
  3. Who do I want as my trusted companions on my journey?