1. I am enough
Me, myself, and I! All my idiosyncrasies, all my imperfections, all my madness. I am enough. I am worthy of all the great things in this world. I am worthy of respect, I won't accept less. It can be so easy to get caught up in reaching for more, self improvement is imperative, but feeling that you are enough now, is also important. Work on you, improve you, but accept you today, as an ever-changing, ever growing masterpiece.
2. Today is A New Day & I Will B Present
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn't what matters. We have the habit of looking backward or forward, missing the present moment. Being thankful for breathing, being surrounded by people that matter, matters. If you are so busy being caught up in tomorrow, you will miss today, so honor today, be present.
3. My mistakes don't define me, they shape me
We all make mistakes, that is as human as human gets. Mistakes are not meant to haunt you, they're meant to teach you a valuable lesson. Find the lesson, learn and move on.
4. I get to decide how all of today's events affect me
You get to decide whether you have a great day or a terrible day, you can choose whether the morning traffic stresses you out or whether you turn up the music and relax. You don't get where you want to go any faster by complaining, but you will feel better if you relax, enjoying the time you have before the madness starts.
5. I trust myself to take on every task and to handle anything that comes my way
Saying this implies that you know that no matter what your day brings you will get through it.
6. If today was my last day, would I be ok with the people closest to me?
Even when you are fuming mad, before you leave those you love, remind them that you love them. You can say "I love you" in an angry tone (you can try. Ha!) just make sure they know. Tomorrow isn't a guarantee. Make amends whenever possible.
7. Look for the lesson
Every situation has a lesson, look hard enough and you will see it. So much can be learned from every situation, we often miss it because we aren't looking. Finding the lesson or "silver lining" will turn a negative into a positive. We all could use more positivity in our day to day, positivity is a choice you make, it's not conducive to life situations. Resentful people are resentful for numerous reasons, but they often don't see the benefit of what they learned from any given situation. Learning will tune out the negativity of most situations.
8. Today, I will do something kind for another person
Hold a door, pay for someone's coffee, compliment someone. One little thing. It's not that hard, you never know, you may brighten someone's day that really needed it.
9. I will not compare myself to others. I will not compare my life to theirs
This one can be hard. This is a problem because when we compare anything, whether that be ourselves or our life to others. We always look at all that is right with them or their lives and all that is wrong with ours. We never get the see the full picture of their life. Decide what your BEST is, decide what you want for you and your life, aspire to that, do YOUR best, don't worry about what everyone else is doing, or how they're doing it.
10. Ask questions
This could also be listen more than you speak, it's amazing what you learn from listening & asking questions. Listening to another person, listening closely, will tell you all you need to know about that person. People say who they're when they speak. Asking questions allows you to learn so much, never be afraid to acquire more information.
11. I will do something small today to accomplish my dreams
You may have small dreams or big ones, you may be putting in all your time, or some of your time. Dreams or goals can seem big if you look at the whole picture, almost overwhelming. The best thing you could ever do is make a commitment to one small thing a day, one small step towards what you want, it adds up.