GG’s post this morning was very powerful and totally relatable. I think it would be beneficial for each and everyone of us to reflect on our lives… our blessings… our achievements. We need to make an effort to shift toward a positive mindset.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we have a tendency to be negative. We filter out the good things that happen to us, and focus in and harp on the bad– we constantly tell ourselves negative things. These self-defeating thoughts can result in depressed mood, irritability, anxiety, and low self-esteem. This is where affirmations come in…

An affirmation can help you replace a negative thought with a more helpful positive one. By using the power of positive affirmations and by repeating them you can recondition your brain and change how you feel and think about any situation (your appearance, your hair, a relationship, etc.). You can choose to be happy, no matter the circumstances! At a personal level it will transform your life, your health and renew the joy and passion for life.

Every morning, either before rising, or during my daily walk, I repeat the same positive affirmations over and over again to myself… sometimes aloud! This habit keeps me in good spirits, and reminds me of the things I have to be grateful for. I feel it also attracts more good to me– positive people and uplifting situations.

Here’s my list:

-I’m happy and blessed that I have a loving and caring husband and family.

-I’m blessed that this pregnancy has been complication free, and that both myself and baby are healthy.

-I’m thankful to be able to provide this platform for us to share, learn, and support each other in all things hair and life in general.

-I will be a good mother.

-I will be able to juggle all of my responsibilities. And if I can’t, it’s not the end of the world.

-I can choose happiness…no matter the circumstances.

-I am flexible and always open to change.

-I am beautiful on the inside and out.

-I love my waves, curls, kinks, and coils… even on days that they don’t love me back!

So ladies, in the comments below share your Positive Affirmations, your successes, and things you are thankful and blessed for.

**Share them here, but don’t forget to revisit them daily. This is a very powerful activity… I promise.**