Week 3: Self-esteem or Affirmational Support
Affirmational Support occurs when we are engaged in something where we feel respected.
Maybe this is a role at work you have, volunteering, or you get it from your responsibilities in your family. Essential and frontline workers are currently receiving this type of praise from the community. Highlighting when you receive this type of support, and recognizing our accomplishments as well as complimenting others is crucial to keep up our motivation.
Someone offering esteem support might point out the strengths you’re forgetting you have, or just let you know that they believe in you. Life coaches and many therapists offer this type of support to let their clients know that they believe in them; this often leads to clients believing in themselves more.
And this can start with you. Think of this as a menu of options. Each morning, as soon as you wake up, select a few and say them out loud and/or write them down — in a mirror is even better. Doing this will set the tone for your day and get you moving in a positive direction.
I am successful.
I am confident.
I am powerful.
I am strong.
I am getting better and better every day.
All I need is within me right now.
I wake up motivated.
I am an unstoppable force of nature.
I am a living, breathing example of motivation.
I am living with abundance.
Today will be a productive day.
I am intelligent and focused.
I have made mistakes, but I will not let them define me.
My life has meaning. What I do has meaning. My actions are meaningful and inspiring.
I am going to forgive myself and free myself. I deserve to forgive and be forgiven.