How to celebrate life everyday with positive affirmations for women

by on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Far too often we forget to give ourself pep talks. Do you know who you should look to for inspiration? This little girl, named Jessica.  In this video from Youtube, “Jessica has a day where she’s feeling … really good about her life.” She is even positive that she can be a shark (assert?). Don’t you miss the freedom of believing you can be anything you want to be?

Celebrate life everyday! Everyday is a holiday.

daily challenge blogBlowing bubbles photo from here, by D Sharon Pruitt.

Today we’re celebrating inspirational mantras to give ourselves positive outlooks on the day ahead.

I love how she’s confident, loving in all of her statement, positive… It’s like this little mantra she has and I LOVE IT. (Sorry, am I sounding like Oprah?) When I DO remember to give myself little mantras to repeat like “I’m confident. I can be happy. And I’m confident that I can be happy!” I really feel like they help, as long as I can get over the embarrassment of repeating them in my head.

“I’m confident. I can be happy. And I’m confident that I can be happy!”

You may have seen the above clip before, because it was even spoofed on Jimmy Kimmel live with Teri Hatcher:

Your daily challenge from the She’s Smart blog:

What are we doing today? Yes, this is going to become a bit of a daily challenge blog, although sometimes the challenge will be very minimal – just to think about something. Our goal is not to give you stress or another obligation. We just want to engage your senses and emotions to help fulfill your life and improve it in any way possible. Your challenge today, if you so wish, is to find a mantra and repeat it to yourself in your head at least five times – ten if you’re feeling ambitious about this. And if you are feeling share-y, leave a comment to tell us what mantra you’re using for today. It might help inspire someone else. Inspiring other’s to be happy is something you can do for free, and I think it’s a wonderful thing. You can truly manifest change in your life through more positive thinking. And setting a goal of reminding yourself of positive attributes you have is a wonderful step in enjoying life. This may sound cheesy, but I’ve done it and it works.

Here are a few that I’ve come up with. Keep in mind that I really think that sometimes the simplest phrases are the ones that will be easy to repeat and resonate deepest. Every statement should be positive, nothing negative is allowed here, ladies. Positive words and positive images will help positive emotions surface.

celebrate life every dayBe happy! Even flowers know that. Photo from here.

Celebrate life every day with daily positive mantras for women:

  • I am truly a creative spirit.
  • There is proof that I am loved in my life, I vow to return this love with hearty enthusiasm.
  • I will not let the world take away my confidence.
  • I control my thoughts and reactions.
  • I am more powerful over my own life than anyone else can be.
  • I have lots of untapped energy that I can use.
  • I believe that I am worthy of love.
  • I do not need to seek outside validation, or rely on it. I am the best gauge of myself.
  • I will rely on my gut instinct because I am smart and tapped into my emotions.
  • I am a wonderful person who benefits the people in my life.
  • I will be passionate about everything in live that matters to me.
  • I will live the happy life I want.

Often, I feel overly stressed. So, specifically I think that positive affirmations for stress relief are helpful. And these are very basic statements. Even if I don’t believe them the first few times I say them – or want to believe them but shy away from having the confidence to – I find that this is a good start.

daily positive mantrasTwo happy girls! Photo from here, by D Sharon Pruitt.

Celebrate life every day with positive affirmations for stress relief:

  • Challenges help me grow.
  • Challenges bring opportunities.
  • Tension is leaving my body.
  • Today I choose joy.
  • Today I choose to enjoy nature.
  • I can find balance in my life.
  • I can find love and support in my life.
  • I am strong.
  • I accept myself for who I am. And I love me.
  • I am worthy.
  • I can overcome this obstacle.
  • I am resilient.
  • I am doing my best.
  • I am confident.
  • I can let go.
  • I can make healthy choices.
  • I can make healthy habits start in my life.
  • I can create positive changes in my life.

Now I will share some personal mantra examples that I do not think are as great. You might like one, and if so – please use it. The reason I don’t like these are because they use the word “perfect” which is something that is never attained. It also leaves no room for the desire to improve, it has you states facts that are probably not true, and they mostly seem aimed to have you feel satisfied. I am not all about having anyone just feel satisfied. I want people to feel hopeful and uplifted. If these mantras and positive affirmations can help you, then use them. But I think some of you out there may understand why I don’t like these.

happy picturesHappy watermelon! Photo from here.

Daily mantra’s that might not be so helpful:

  • I have the perfect job for me.
  • I am living in the house of my dreams.
  • I have a wonderful and satisfying job.
  • I am successful in whatever I do.
  • Wealth is pouring into my life.
  • I have everything under control.

How to use formulate your own daily positive mantras:

How can you make these daily positive mantras stay part of your habit? First, make sure you’re using the ones that are best for you. And trust your instinct on this. The basics for choosing a personal mantra is to use phrases that are are in the present tense. Say “I love myself” or “I can love myself every day” instead of “I want to love myself.” Say a belief, not a hope.  Next, make sure that your phrasing says what you want, not what you don’t want. Remember what I said up there about not using negative statements? Instead of saying “I will stop making horrible choices” try saying “I can make healthy choices.” See how the phrasing turns that around? Because a mantra is something you repeat, the element of positive is CRUCIAL! Don’t say “I don’t want to hate my job”, say “I will find a way to enjoy my work.” Finally, make it a routine to say your mantra(s) every morning or every night.

How to make your positive mantras a routine:

You might write these positive affirmations on post-it notes to put on mirrors or near your computer. You can put it in your Google calendar as a task to perform every day at noon, before lunch. You can go to the beach and write them in the sand. Be creative and make a collage with paint and magazine clippings – then frame it. You can instill these positive messages into your life.

I’ve realized that spending energy being mad does nothing but waste my own time. The only thing to do is smile and try to make every day a little bit better – and enjoy it. Sometimes the best days I have are when I’ve done something to help someone else. Whatever brings you happiness (as long as it doesn’t hurt yourself or others) is something worth pursuing. You are worth it. You are absolutely worth it. Never doubt that. I’m writing this – into the void, I probably don’t know you. And I still know that you’re worth it. Every human (and animal, I’d argue!) is worthy of love and happiness.

Wear your positive affirmations on your sleeve!:

To go along with this post, I’ve looked up inspirational jewelry: sterling silver. You can, of course, WEAR your personal mantra! I especially love sterling silver inspirational bracelets because you will see it all of the time on your wrist. Sterling silver inspirational jewelry is also a great choice whenever you have to get a give for someone. Now, I’m going to be the first to admit that you have to wade through a LOT of inspirational jewelry to find pieces that are unique in being pretty and not ridiculous. But I’ve found a few pieces I truly do like and would wear, so I’ll share those with you guys. (Seriously, I would never wear a necklace that said “World’s Best Daughter” because that’s just so silly and cliche.)

Inspirational Jewelry

Inspirational Jewelry

Sterling silver inspirational jewelry: DO WHAT YOU LOVE, Affirmation Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Heart Design by Taos Trading Bracelets ON SALE $60

Sterling silver inspirational jewelry: Keep the peace within yourself, then bring peace to others. By My Obsession. $27

Sterling silver inspirational jewelry: A journal of 1,000 miles begins with a single step pendant. By Live Love Goods. ON SALE $28

Inspirational jewelry: May I have the next dance (symbolic of being a hopeless romantic and never giving that up!) A line from Pride and Prejudice. By Vintage Chick Designs on Etsy.  $27

Sterling silver inspirational jewelry: The Ocean is made of drops – a quote by Mother Theresa. Another symbolic piece of inspirational jewelry in the form of a sterling silver pendant. By Lisa Hopkins on Etsy. $60

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