12 Affirmations For the New Year

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Hello Beauties!!

Welcome to 2018! I hope that 2017 brought you lots of love, joy and life lessons. I found out recently that the number 7 is the number of completion, of wholeness, while the number 8 is the number of new beginnings and new season! I hope that 2018 is going to be a TRUE year of new beginnings for you!

This year, instead of reflecting on the last year, I wanted to do something different. Going along with the new beginnings, I wanted to go into the year with each month with a sentence/phrase of affirmation.

  • January – “I am enough.”
  • February -“I love myself. I am lovable and deserve to be loved.”
  • March – “Focus on your responsibilities and make those great.”
  • April – “I am committed to my goals and my success is assured.”
  • May – “Today, I’m moving in the direction that is best for me.”
  • June – “I am the creator of my reality, whatever I focus on I can create.”
  • July – “People only do what you allow them to do, whatever you allow them to do, they will do it. “
  • August – “I am perfect, whole and complete, exactly as I am. I am great because I am ME.”
  • September – “I acknowledge my own self worth; my confidence is soaring.”
  • October – “They say “time changes everything,” But YOU have to change things yourself!”
  • November – “I am grateful for the good things that happened in the past year, and for the lessons from the bad things!”
  • December – “I am worthy of being happy most of the time.”

 

Take each month’s affirmation – and meditate on it for the entire month. I meditate on it by saying it multiple times a day, you can meditate on it by placing it on a sticky note on mirror or whatever works best for you. I wish you all the best 2018 and the 2018 that you all need for your future. You deserve it. I love you all a bunch.

– Tanesha Renae

Mid-Week Memo – 12/7

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.”

– Michelle Obama

Sunday SoapBox: Practice Self-Care

Self-care is ANY activity that you do to help maintain your health – not just physical, but also mental and emotional health. It’s often done to help a person when they are feeling overwhelmed with their daily lives. I am always saying that I am going to practice more self-care, but often I am putting it at the bottom of the totem pole of my responsibilities.

My friends who are in business always say, “Pay Yourself First,” The same should go for your self-care time. So starting today, I am going to take time once a week to practice more self-care. Quite frankly, I deserve it, and you do too.

Here are some examples of self-care that are pretty simple that you can easily integrate into your life:

  • Sit in silence and meditate for 15 minutes: I promise you won’t miss anything in those minutes
  • Go for a walk: Especially now that it is fall and the weather and trees are beautiful, just a quick walk down the street.
  • Declutter your space: You don’t have to do an entire overhaul of your house, maybe just straighten up your desk!
  • Spend an hour alone doing something you love: It could be a bubble bath, or drinking Starbucks, or reading a novel

What are some of your favorite self-care practices? Share below in the comments (because I want to add to my list!)

XOXO

– Tanesha

Sunday Soapbox: Where You Need to Be. 

I saw a quote by Tracee Ellis Ross that said “May the space between where I am and where I want to be inspire me and not terrify me.” And I realized I’m terrified of that space! I’m literally living right in the middle of the end of my undergrad years, and where I want to be seems so far ahead in the distance. And I keep trying to do a little bit here, and a little bit there – trying to bridge the gap but I realized that I’m probably right where I need to be.
You can’t build to your character, patience, endurance, perseverance by living a life that works out perfectly every single time. Those things don’t come from getting what you want, those things come from trials & error, suffering, getting knocked down (and standing back up). Even if you’re not where you want to be right now, you’ll end up exactly where you need to be. Day by day. Step by step. Inch by inch. little by little. You’ll get there. I promise. And I completely believe that, at the end of the day – one day I will be exactly where I want to be.

Monday Thoughts: Run Yours

Stay in your lane and focus only on the race you are running! Once you start dipping into others’ lanes and trying to run their races, you’ll miss the blessings that are ONLY in your lane. There’s always seems to be this little nagging voice in our minds that make us want to compare our races and lanes to another person. Truthfully, what they are doing in their lane is none of your business. Everyone’s race is not even the same, nor can we see their entire lane. You might be running cross country race and your friend might be a sprinter. But if you would try to jump over there – not only would you not know what you’re doing – but you’re also paying attention to the wrong goal. Focus on & Run yours.

Be Blessed,

– T. Renae

Love Yourself Challenge: Week 6

Week 6: Self-Reflection

This week is a week of self-reflection. Think about and write out all the ways you could love yourself better. It could be: spending more (or less) on your appearance, doing more things that make you happy, cutting out the dead weight of your life, exercising more, or cutting yourself some slack when you fall a little short of your goals. Make a promise to Yourself to improve on these things this month!

Share Your Experience With Us in the Comments!

– Ladies and Company


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21 things I’ve learned since turning 21.

Happy June 2ND, also known as MY HALF BIRTHDAY!! It is official – today at 1:50ish am, I have been 21 years old for entire 6 months! Crazy right? Normally I don’t celebrate this day, however I thought with June being “Love Yourself” Month here at the site, I would talk about some of the things I’ve learned in the last six months as a form of self-reflection.

  1. Not everyone has the same moral code and values as you were raised with.
  2. Do not expect anything from anyone, so you’re not disappointed.
  3. It’s OK to do things alone.
  4. Breaking out of your comfort zone, is addictive.
  5. “And if not, God is still good.”
  6. You won’t get every opportunity; give others a chance to be great.
  7. I am not ready for children yet: babysitting is enough. And that is okay.
  8. It’s okay to be an introvert and extrovert!
  9. I will not and cannot make everyone happy, while maintaining my own happiness.
  10. Life is hard, but I am BARELY more than equipped to handle it.
  11. I deserve more than I give myself credit for.
  12. I am not ready for a real adult 9-5-work life. I have to work my own hours, or at least not work until after 10 AM.
  13. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I am the beholder.
  14. People are always going to have something to say about your goals and life plans – remember they are your plans not anyone else.
  15. Just because everyone is doing “more real life” things such as having kids, getting engaged, and married, and having jobs, does not mean that you are not where you are supposed to be in life.
  16. Don’t be discouraged by critics of your goals – there are so many critics without credentials.
  17. Continue to be great, and let your light shine on the world.
  18. WORK HARD – at every single thing you do. Give no less than 100% to everything you do.
  19. Always behave kinder than you feel, you never know what someone else is going through.
  20. Love fearlessly.
  21. God loves you, no matter how short you fall, or how badly you mess up. He still loves and cares about you.

Keep It Classy, 

-T.Renae