How to Live Affirmed in Today’s Society

How to Live Affirmed in Today’s Society

By: Ray Ball

It’s no question that life can get to us all – mentally, physically and emotionally. Because of that, it's so important not to allow life's twists and turns to leave us feeling down. And with the majority of the media telling us how we should look, dress, feel, eat, even think, we need to reaffirm our self-worth more than ever!

Being a woman in today’s world is a struggle in itself, but being a black woman is even harder. Society, stereotypes, sometimes even the pressure we put on ourselves – it's completely exhausting!

But guess what? You're strong, independent, resourceful, intelligent and perfect in your own right. If no one has told you that today, I will. Sometimes, you need to be your biggest cheerleader and reaffirm your super-womanhood! So next time you're feeling down and out, say these affirmations loud and proud:

  1. I am beautiful.
  2. I am stronger than I ever imagined.
  3. Before I go to sleep tonight, I promise to count the small wins.
  4. Take a deep breath. Inhale positivity, exhale the haters.
  5. Be adventurous, be bold, be brilliant, be you!
  6. I am not who “they” think I am. I'm better, and I'm stronger.
  7. I won't give up, I can't give up. I will win.
  8. Life is tough, but I'm tougher.
  9. When life gives you lemons, be Beyoncé.

Now look in the mirror, and smile! You see that smile? That's what a queen looks like. Fix your crown and go get it.

Repeat these until you believe them! Print ‘em out, write them on sticky notes, share them with your besties on social media. We’re all strong, unique and beautiful – let’s spread some positivity and celebrate our womanhood together!

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