7.) I want everybody to respect me.
8.) I want to be able to reason out good decisions.
9.) I want to have fun.
10.) I want to be happy with myself.
11.) I want to enjoy everyday.
12.) I want to do only the things that make me proud.
13.) I want to accept the truth.
14.) I want to find good in everybody.
15.) I always want to be myself.
1.) I never want to be jealous.
2.) I never want to put anybody down.
3.) I never want to be scared of what tomorrow may bring.
4.) I never want to judge people.
5.) I never want to indulge.
6.) I never want to disrespect myself.
7.) I never want to act out of character.
8.) I never want to quit what I know I can accomplish.
9.) I never want to be mean.
10.) I never want to wish to be something that I am not.
11.) I never want to lie to myself.
12.) I never want to blame others for my mistakes.
I took a class in high school, I can’t remember what it was called but it was along the lines of life skills. We talked about healthy relationships, being a healthy person mentally and honestly I can’t remember what else. It was either 11th or 12th grade. What I do remember is that it was first period and I always walked out of class feeling alive and happy! One of the exercises we did was to write down affirmations. Above is about what I wrote. I have my original notes from class and I still look at them regularly. Sometimes I just read them one by one until one sticks out to me at that moment and I try to meditate on the words throughout the day. It reminds me of what kind of person I want to be. From time to time I loose my way and I look at this and think, “how did I know myself better at 17 then I do today?” Was I more honest with myself? Less tainted with the temptations of society? Hadn’t felt as much pain and worry in life?
I think this is a good way to start or end your day because there is something powerful in simple words, written down, and said out loud.