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15 Petty Affirmations To Uplift Your Soul

Is anyone a fan of petty Tweets or Instagram posts like me?

Sometimes my crazy sense of humor can lighten my mood or distract me from the heaviness of life.

I recently saw a trend on Twitter where people respond to silly statements by saying, “First of all….” In all seriousness, did you know that you can twist petty statements into self-affirming mantras?

It’s easy to have a snappy comeback or to insult ourselves in our head, but why aren’t positive affirmations just as easy?

I compiled a list of petty and non-traditional affirmations to add to your journal, share with your fellow petty friends and to remind yourself that despite our flaws, we’re all worthy deep down inside.

  1. Even though I should be arrested for these messy ass eyebrows, I am worthy of love and attention.
  2. Even though my anxiety keeps me from having fun with my friends, I forgive myself for listening to my needs first.
  3. Although I feel ashamed that I don’t fit into my clothes like I used to, I accept myself as being more than a dress size or pant size.
  4. In spite of the fact that I feel stupid bringing up small talk with strangers, I know I deserve to be where I am today and am proud of myself for going outside of my comfort zone.
  5. Even though I hate feeling lonely, I acknowledge my poor boundaries and maintain a healthy circle of supporters.
  6. Even though my house is a hot mess, I forgive myself for getting off track and am grateful for the comfort of a messy home.
  7. I accept the range of emotions that brew inside me and channel them in healthy ways.
  8. Despite the fact that I am financially irresponsible, I completely forgive myself for the false expectations that I place on money.
  9. In spite of the fact that I didn’t meet my goals, I admit my faults and understand that loving myself is more motivating than shaming myself into isolation.
  10. I notice that I complain too much on social media but today I choose to be hopeful and optimistic. Click To Tweet
  11. I admit that I need to stop shaming others online and change my conversation to more life-affirming and uplifting commentary.
  12. Even though my racing thoughts are terrifying and unsettling, I embrace the peace that sleep brings me every night.
  13. I admit that I act too extra and remind myself that quiet confidence is sexy too.
  14. Despite the fact that I procrastinate, I forgive myself for hiding from the world how badass my dreams are.
  15. It may seem like I’m settling for this life but I believe in my ability to unlock this procrastination and set myself free.

If you are familiar with  the therapeutic technique called Tapping (or EFT),  critical self-talk can be challenged using  the Tapping method. When people verbalize what their inner critic is saying, it sounds kinda crazy! Trust me, I’ve used tapping to deconstruct ugly messages in my head and it’s helped!

Acceptance theory also teaches clients with social anxieties to break down the power behind self-talk. I have worked with clients who healed from social anxiety and later realized how irrational their previous fears were.

Whether you use these petty statements out loud or keep them to yourself, remember that staying hopeful, optimistic and having a sense of humor can only help you in the long run!

3 Resources You Need To Battle Self-Doubt

After a rough week with my inner critic, I had to switch up my routine in order to get back on my feet.

Between a fibromyalgia flare and creative obstacles, I realized that I didn’t have a strong enough emergency kit for moments of self-doubt.

Depression, career obstacles or emotional blocks can really sidetrack your plans. When you have a busy schedule and daily career responsibilities, every day counts. Every day is lost money or productivity. Missing a week of work can make it seem like you’ve been absent a month.

Here are 3 resources I recommend when self-doubt becomes a burden:

Pinterest: Yes, Pinterest is still a thing. Here’s some search ideas to help you find solutions.

Low energy?– Look up juice recipes (adding ginger to smoothies is a good pick me up), yoga poses, book recommendations, hygenic solutions (scrubbing with Himalayan salt crystals, etc).

Creative blocks?– Research articles on this topic, find crystals that help remove blocks, affirming mantras, and quotes from other creatives who battled the same obstacles.

Does your self-care suck? – Pinterest is a wonderful search engine in regards to health and wellness. I have found numerous articles on self-care here. Plus, sometimes our self-care routines get stale and we need to switch it up!

I also recommend following my Pinterest page where I include boards for career inspiration, self-care, Psychology, wellness and fitness.

Podcasts: Although I’m not a regular listener to podcasts, I knew I needed to try something new to bust out of my funk. Tip: If you’re in a funk, ask yourself what you need. Do you need to read, move, watch something motivational, revisit an old book, dump ideas on paper or talk with a mentor? DO THAT! I couldn’t dig into a book but needed to hear a snack sized solution.

Recommendations:

Jen Carrington’s Make It Happen Podcast: Episode – 5 Reminders For Big Hearted Creatives Who Are Feeling The Business Blues.

Kyshira Moffett’s Podcast: The Bombshell Diaries

Books & Videos:

Peaks and Valleys by Spencer Johnson, M.D. – A quick story about a young man who seeks guidance from a wise man about the highs and lows of life.

Rising Strong by Brene Brown – This story is literally about picking yourself up when you fall flat on your face.

Finding Inner Courage by Mark Nepo – A cancer survivor and brilliant poet compiled short stories to bring peace and courage. This book talks TO you, not AT you.

Marie Forleo TV – Marie’s inspirational videos are not just for entrepeneurs. I subscribe to her weekly emails just for her insightful videos. She has interesting interviews with psychologists, authors, spiritual gurus, holistic doctors and successful entrepeneurs, to name a few.

 

 

 

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