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Self- Concept Thursday!

By January 27th, 202112 Comments

Self- Concept Thursday!
Marinate on this…

What is actually within your control?

Many of us spend valuable time worrying and fretting over past, present and future situations. The truth of the matter is that there are only two things in the entire world within our control:

1. The way you choose to feel about yourself
2. Your behaviors and actions which are influenced by your feelings

That’s it! Not other people, not your kids (except when they’re little), and not how you’re treated by others. Knowing and owning this can be very freeing.

So let it go. Whatever is bothering you, whatever you’re worrying about… know that like other situations in the past, it’ll be resolved (and if it isn’t, you’re equipped to cope with it) and may even seem minor at a later date. Plus, worrying never fixes anything, it just leads to stress, depression, ulcers, and an un-ending cycle of anxiety. Take positive, constructive action and leave the worry behind.

A great quote:
Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday!

My Affirmations 7/22/2010:
-I am strong and brave. Many women before me have survived labor and I will too!
-I will be an excellent mother and an even better wife, daughter, sister and friend.
-I am beautiful inside and out.
-I am abundance. I am wealthy in all aspects of life.
-Thank you for my wonderful husband.
-Thank you for my health.
-Thank you for this wonderfully supportive community of women.


I’m doing an all call for inspirational quotes, videos, short blogs, and articles that relate to improving self-esteem, and developing a positive body image and sense of self. We’re calling it Self-Concept Thursdays! Send your submissions to using Self-Esteem as the subject line.

***In the meantime, leave your Positive Affirmations below!


  • Anonymous says:

    oops- forgot to add my affirmation.

    ~Psalms 139:1-18
    ~I'm more than enough!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki you can do it!

    When I had my first child all I thought was the quicker I push this kid out the quicker the pain goes away. My focus was on the pushing and not the pain.

  • Adrianne M says:

    Although I do agree that everyone is in control of their feelings and their feelings and behaviors..believe it or not, you are capable of MORE than that by thought.
    You are capable of manifesting ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you want around you…actions, events, material things, you name it. Just as you can speak these affirmations daily about how you can use the same to change the things around you.

    Your thoughts become things. Plan and smiple.
    If you would like to talk about this powerful revelation..find more information aboutthe law of attraction at OR, contact me 🙂 Ive been looking for beautiful woman to talk about manifesting and enjoying the beauty of life with.

  • Anonymous says:

    -I can do all things thru Christ who stregthens me.
    -I am blessed coming in and going out.
    -I have favor with God, man, and woman.
    -Everything I touch shall prosper.
    -There is no greater love that I can feel, than the love of God.

    I say this everyday and some days when I don't give myself enough credit or I feel like I "can't" do something I am reminded that thru Christ I can do all things. It brings me back to where I need to be.

  • jesssimae says:

    – I am intelligent and will keep my scholarship!!
    – I am worthy and deserving of the kind of love I want.
    – I can and will figure out what I want to do, and I will be successful at it.
    – Failure is the only thing that is truly impossible!

  • Anonymous says:

    thanks for this, Nikki. this came right on time. I have been dealing with stress, depression, and anxiety relating to people at school and this really lifts a weight off of me.

  • Judith says:

    -I am smart and I will stay positive that I will pass the bar exam next week.
    -Again, I will pass the bar exam next week. (doesn't hurt to say it twice)
    -I am beautiful
    -I am not my hair during these last couple weeks of frizzy braids–I will undo these frizzy 5 week old braids after the exam so I can play with my fro.

  • Keda says:

    I am capable. I am a good mother, wife, daughter, sister & friend. I am a successful business woman who provides for her family. I have something special to share with the world.

    *And on the days when I don't believe this (which is more often than not), I will fake it until I make it. ;D

    Live in Love,
    }:{ Keda }:{

  • Anonymous says:

    ^^oh, and I had no anesthesia!!

  • Anonymous says:


    (You can do it, Nikki!!)


  • Anonymous says:

    I am choosing to believe in the positive things in life; whether I understand it totally or not. Believing that God is always in control of what happens to me!! Believing that this henna mixture I am preparing is going to condition and give me shiny and strong hair that I desire!
    Thanks so much CN for giving me a place to express my affirmations openly and among positive women alike!

  • Embracingmycurls says:

    Life is a joy filled with delightful surprises
    My life is a joy filled with love, fun and friendship all I need do is stop all criticism, forgive, relax and be open.
    I choose love, joy and freedom, open my heart and allow wonderful things to flow into my life.

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