Be Kind to Yourself || Words of Affirmation + Inspiration Bangles

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Loving who we are, with our imperfections and all, is crucial to a happy and healthy life…in my eyes at least. In fact, if you didn’t know, my tagline is even “Loving Who You Are.” And what I mean by this is exactly that—I love human beings for exactly what/who they are. Period. End of story. I feel like I am not one to judge, nitpick, or criticize, as I, myself, have a million-and-one imperfections, and I strive to be loved for exactly who I am too.

While we seem to do so well loving others for who they are, far too often we (especially us women) fall victim to offending the most important person in the world…ourselves!! Negative self-talk runs rampant in most of our heads and truly does define who we are.

The truth is that we are what we SAY we are!! Plain and simple: If we say we are disgusting, unlovable, fat, ugly (ugh..I don’t like using these words…even in a blog), then guess what? We will most likely live into that identity. We will act as someone who is unlovable, unattractive, unhealthy, etc….and before we know it, we will be those things. I believe Gandhi said it best:

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”

On the very bright side, it is just as easy to be the opposite: Beautiful, lovable, healthy, kind, and compassionate. How? By reminding ourselves every day that we are worthy of being this person! We are all these perfectly imperfect creations of God, sent here to earth to make the most of our time and fulfill our very unique and divine purposes. We must know and believe that we are everything good (because He is our creator) and know that we have been equipped with all we need to fulfill these purposes. While this can be so difficult at times because it’s naturally easy to notice our flaws and imperfections (heck, you catch me doing this on social media every now and then even!), it’s vitally important to our well-being and health.

Studies have actually proven that by including positive affirmations in our daily routines, we can reap the benefits of eventually believing what we are telling ourselves. Don’t believe me? Give it a try. I challenge each of you to do 30 days (unbroken) of positive mirror affirmations. It might seem crazy and a tad uncomfortable, but you will be amazed at how your perception of yourself transforms in just 30 days. And consequently, others’ perceptions of you as well.

Okay…off my soapbox now and onto the fun stuff. It now may come as no surprise why I found myself absolutely obsessed when I learned that Cents of Style created a line of Tribe Inspiration Bangles. Like, literally, I get emotional when I see them all together like this!!! These are all  words we need to be reminded of regularly, and they can only make us happier, more positive, self-loving people. Naturally, I had to get one of each!!! Check out all of the phrases below…

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This post was originally posted August 28, 2015, and since then, my love (and YOUR love) of these bracelets has skyrocketed. I love them and all that they represent. Cents of Style so graciously let me create my OWN line of affirmation bracelets using words and phrases that mean a lot to me: Perfectly Imperfect, Believe, and Rise Up.

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Join our movement by representing what it means to believe, rise up, and embrace your perfectly imperfect self. Life lessons like these are just a piece of what you’ll also find on the TRANSFORM app. 

 

What I’m wearing:

Reebok Do Your Own Thing Muscle Tee (on sale for $19.99!): Click here.

The most amazing Cents of Style sweatpants ever that are no longer available (last year’s), but check out these French Terry Joggers with a super comfy fit (less than $18!): Click here.

Cents of Style Tribe Inspiration Bangles ($9.99 with code POWELL50): Click here.

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For more information on the impact of positive affirmations, check out the following: http://www.theemotionmachine.com/the-science-of-self-affirmations 

*Originally posted on August 28, 2015*


63 Comments

  1. Korry - November 23, 2016

    I was hoping to order several, but the code doesn’t seem to be working any longer. Do you know if there is a new code that will be honored? Thank you!

    • Team Powell - November 24, 2016

      Hi Korry: That coupon code has expired, and we don’t have a new code available. I’m so sorry! You could contact Cents of Style and see if they have a new code available.

  2. Feikje - November 15, 2016

    It’s so hard loving yourself, or even being kind to yourself. I’m struggling with this issue for years. I was bullied very bad in primary school. Now I’m 38 years old and I am still not self confident and find it hard to believe if someone speaks kind and positive words about me.
    I’m working on it though..
    This blog comes in a weak monent for me and helps me remind myself I have to keep faith. Thank you.

  3. Sierra - November 14, 2016

    Hello-
    I just tried to use the code, but it doesn’t work for the $9.95 price. It gives 50% off order. Please advise if this correct, or if the $9.95 will be honored.

    Thanks-

    • Team Powell - November 15, 2016

      Hi Sierra: I just tried using the code POWELL50, and it took the price down to $9.99 for a bracelet. Happy shopping! 🙂

  4. Shanna Beauvais - November 16, 2015

    Hi Heidi I ordered my bangle during the sale.. haven’t gotten yet- do you know when and how long they take for delivery:) thanks again love following your blog

    • Team Powell - November 16, 2015

      Hi Shanna: I know some were on back order, but if you have any concerns, you might want to contact Cents of Style directly. 🙂

  5. Kim - November 15, 2015

    Hi Heidi! I tried ordering the bracelets using the discount code POWELL but it isn’t taking it…?

    • Team Powell - November 15, 2015

      Hi Kim: I’m so sorry, but the code has expired. Please keep an eye on Heidi’s social media channels for any future promotions.

  6. Elianny - October 15, 2015

    Heidi & Chris, I am a huge fan, my whole family really LOVE the extreme weight loss program, I also love the idea of “love cant weight” … I just ordered two of your bracelets (“Make good choices” and “Never give up”) … are you planning to make “perfectly imperfect” in silver? also, “actually, I can” is sold out, any ideas as of when there will be more available?.. Thanks a lot for your inspiration, I am also on my way to transformation (greetings from Orlando, Florida)

    • Team Powell - October 15, 2015

      Hi Elianny: I’m not sure when “I Can” will be back in stock, but you can email My Cents of Style’s customer support and they can give you a better idea: [email protected].

  7. Karina - October 9, 2015

    Thank you for all your inspiration! I just ran a successful challenge group and would love to use these bangles as prizes. Only problem is that your discount code isn’t working. What can I do?

  8. Michelle - October 6, 2015

    Heidi-please help! The discount code isn’t working.

    • Team Powell - October 7, 2015

      Hi Michelle: Unfortunately, that code and sale has expired. I’m so sorry! 🙁

  9. Cynthia - October 3, 2015

    bracelet ideas : For you, or heart , One step.

  10. Peggy - October 3, 2015

    Love the bracelets, however, it would be nice if each phrase/word came in all three metal colors. 🙂

  11. Caryn Outlaw - October 2, 2015

    3rd Bracelet Ideas – Live in the moment, be kind to yourself, grace

  12. Veronica - October 2, 2015

    For your 3rd bracelet It should say. “I got this. Or You got this .

  13. Bettina - October 2, 2015

    My suggestions for Heidi’s bracelets:

    Awesomeness
    Über-Nifty
    Felix culpa (Latin, an apparent error or disaster with happy consequences)
    Maktub (Arabic, fate or destiny)
    Lebensfreude (German, zest for life)

  14. Phyllis - October 2, 2015

    I cannot get the code POWELL to work. Why?

  15. Maria Brown - September 8, 2015

    Hello Heidi:
    I am from Paraguay, South America.
    I always look at old episodes of EWL because in my country we can not wash ABC. I always hope that new episodes are uploaded to YOUTUBE or you post new comments on the block.
    I know you or Cris can not choose me to be part of the program. So I chose me to transform my life.
    Thanks for all the inspiration that you and your husband give to the world.
    A hug from the heart of South America.

    • Team Powell - September 8, 2015

      Hi Maria: Congratulations on beginning your transformation journey – you can totally do this! 🙂

  16. Sarah - September 6, 2015

    Hi Heidi!

    When do you think your line with come out with Cents of Style? This post was amazing and inspiring. I am ordering my bracelet now!

    • Team Powell - September 6, 2015

      Hi Sarah: Please keep an eye on Heidi’s social media channels for any announcements. 😉

  17. Carrie - September 1, 2015

    Love you and your hubby! I cry on almost every show and now I have my hubby and sons watching it with me.. It’s truly life changing. You both are such wonderful examples of what love is all about–real, raw, genuine, honest (imperfectly perfect as u say ?)….

    Anyways, I went to order a “freedom” bangle and tried to use POWELL twice to get the discount, but it said I had the wrong code… Help?

    Much love,
    Carrie

    PS do you know the song “do something” by Chris Tomlin? You both live that in your lives and I hope you know how much it encourages others. To just say thank you, doesn’t seem enough. ❤️

    • Carrie - September 1, 2015

      Oops … “Do Something” by Matthew West ??

    • Team Powell - September 1, 2015

      Hi Carrie: Cents of Style has been overwhelmed with the popularity of the bracelets! I’d email them and let them know about the issue – they are fabulous to work with! [email protected]

  18. Amela - September 1, 2015

    Hi. Now that the vemma company no longer is in business (for now) i dont know what to drink when my bode shake is finished. I only bought the shakes for my own use.
    I think that you and chris could start having your own website and start selling your products, I would definitly buy! (IF you start that you have to ship international because i live in sweden) thank you for your determination to make people healthier and transform. Love Amela

    • Team Powell - September 1, 2015

      Hi Amela: Once your Bode shakes are gone, Chris and Heidi’s recommendation for a protein powder is that it be whey-based with between 15-20 grams of protein and less than 5 grams of carbs per serving. This would be the protein portion of any meal if you’re carb cycling. Hope that helps!

  19. Kate - August 31, 2015

    I have the second book and have read it
    Just checking for women
    Do i do 1200 on LC DAYS
    1500 on HC DAYS
    2500 on reward day
    Just wondering cuz I see the info on page 53 but in all other areas it gives the numbers above
    Seems odd everyone would use same

    • Team Powell - August 31, 2015

      Hi Kate: Yes, this is correct. Women eat 1200 calories on LC days, 1500 on HC days, and 2500 on Reward Days. Welcome to carb cycling!

  20. Katie - August 30, 2015

    Hi again
    Day one and little confused
    I have had three meals in so far today is LC for me and I’m only at like 5oo calories I know low carb day supposed to get in around 1200. I’m used to counting macros and I use my fitness pal but only have two meals left to eat .
    Need a little guidance please
    Katie

    • Katie - August 30, 2015

      Ok so the measurements next to food list is for the serving size then . I was going by the pics of like fat showing thumb size or TLBS spoon so I was trying to fit it in those guidelines
      Is almond milk for either day then
      Thx

    • Team Powell - August 30, 2015

      Yes, you can use unsweetened almond milk for any meal. 🙂

  21. Katie - August 30, 2015

    Hi
    Questions here
    So you can have other foods than what is on list in book???
    Can the flavoring page list be used on HC or LC DAYS ? Used anytime? And could you give me am estimate size like oz or TLBS verses the finger size
    I do so much better with measurements from doing macros
    So if I am going to have some avocado for my fat on Lc it should measure to be about tablespoon ?
    Also is one Ezekiel English muffin count as a carb portion or is it 1/2 a muffin for carb portion
    So to decide if something should be on high carb or low carb I need to look at numbers on package

    Lots of question sorry

    • Team Powell - August 30, 2015

      Hi Katie: Yes, the flavorings can be used for any meal, and there are serving sizes listed with each item on the list. 1/3 cup of avocado is a fat serving size. 1/2 a muffin counts as a carb serving size. And yes, it’s best to look at the labels. You can find measurements for all foods on the approved foods list that begins on page 192 in “Choose More, Lose More for Life.” Hope that helps!

  22. Crystal - August 29, 2015

    Hey Heidi I had another question I am in the planning phase and getting my menu together for cycling and wanted to know if coconut water was ok to drink or maybe m is with some of the fruits for a smoothie for one of meals again thanks so much love you guys???

    • Team Powell - August 30, 2015

      Yes, coconut water is okay, just be sure and count those calories as they can add up pretty quickly. And smoothies are a good option, just be sure you’re only using serving total of carbs for each smoothie for high carb meals. Hope that helps!

  23. Sara - August 29, 2015

    Wondering how big they are around… I have big wrists and want to make sure it will fit

    • Team Powell - August 29, 2015

      Hi Sara: I actually don’t know. I tried to call Cent’s of Style’s customer service to ask, and they are only available Monday-Friday. So sorry I can’t be of more help to you!

  24. Vanessa - August 29, 2015

    Heidi, it’s almost 2am here and i was sitting here crying. Long story short, I’m going through a lot of family issues right now. I’ve been binging, and haven’t been sleeping well. I’m a stay at home mom, love my husband and daughter, and would do anything for them, but just can’t stand myself and am pissed off that I’m this way. I needed this. I opened my phone for some light and Chris’s post on FB was what i saw on this. (it sounds cheesy but i gelt like it was a sign to read this.) I don’t know you and you don’t know me but i love you and thank you sooo much. Now… I have a little more hope that i might go to sleep. :-/

    • Team Powell - August 29, 2015

      Hi Vanessa: Thank you so much for your post, and I’m so grateful that you found it in a time of need. And I hope that you got some sleep! We truly wish you the best in all that you’re dealing with.

  25. Catie - August 28, 2015

    Hi Heidi and Chris,

    I am in Tempe now the same place where Chris went to college and got this bracelet ”hustle” because not only and I a full time student but I also meal prep, go to Crossfit Blackstorm, research, mend family relationships just like Jackie did! Someone told me that the people that are in your life or support system well you become them and I feel that I have became a lot like what the Powell pack (Heidi, Chris their family, friends and peeps) even though we have never met I just wanted to say thank you for being in my life and it would mean the world if anyone from team powell would be able to reach out ( by email etc.) and coach me about some hard times that are happening in my life. Most importantly you all taught me how to reach out for help to help myself!
    Thanks for everything,
    Catie

  26. Sara - August 28, 2015

    Just ordered mine! Excited to wear them and stay motivated. I went with “Be Bold” and “Get it Girl” 🙂

  27. Natahlie - August 28, 2015

    You are inspiring me every day. They didn’t ship to Sweden. If they will do that in the future, please let me know. 🙂 Loved the bracelet, so beautiful and such a Good reminder to be more loving to outselves. Thanks! ☀️

  28. Debbie Sexton - August 28, 2015

    Went to order bracelet and Never Give Up is sold out!! BUMMER!

  29. Pamela - August 28, 2015

    Just got me a few! <3 <3 <3!

  30. alicia - August 28, 2015

    Hedi,
    I so needed this today. Tears of joy are filling my eyes. I am good, I am enough. I need to stop all the negative talk to myself and take care of me. I deserve it.

    xxxxoo

  31. Alicia - August 28, 2015

    clarification please? “you can get as many as you want for just $11.95” – so I can buy 12 or 15 and only pay $11.95 for all of them? or I can buy 12 at $11.95 each v $24.95 a piece?

    • Lisa - August 28, 2015

      12 at $11.95 each, and shipping appears to be free. 🙂

    • AMY - August 28, 2015

      I just bought three – they are 11.95 each, so half off regular price 🙂

  32. Melissa - August 28, 2015

    I have been doing carb cycling for a few months now and have lost about 30 lbs using Chris’s book. 🙂 I love it! Just wondering if it is ok to have Quest Bars and Low Carb Tortillas on Low Carb days? I have been and still had success, but I am wondering if my weight loss slows down if I should cut those out? Thanks!

    • Team Powell - August 28, 2015

      Hi Melissa: Yes, Quest (or similar) bars are a good option on low carb days and would count as both the protein and fat portions for low carb meals. Since low carb tortillas don’t have enough fat to count as a fat and not enough protein to count as a protein, they might be a better option as the carb portion for a high carb meal. And congrats on those 30 pounds gone – that’s awesome!

  33. Samantha - August 28, 2015

    Just ordered 4 bracelets and a necklace. Thanks for the discount code! I think you are an amazing woman <3

  34. Kellie - August 28, 2015

    Love your blog and thank you for the promo code. Maybe I read your offer wrong, but it says as many as you want for $11.95, but when I put in the offer it is charging me $11.95 each. Which is a great deal, just wanted to check and make sure if that was the actual offer.

  35. Crystal - August 28, 2015

    I have a couple of Chris books and was reading them thru and wanted to know if I can take skinny fiber along with the carb cycle solution ? I wish I had ur email to ask you questions sorry I put it here!!

    • Team Powell - August 28, 2015

      Hi Crystal: No problem – you can totally ask questions here! As for Skinny Fiber, it’s best to discuss the use of any dietary supplement with your healthcare team first. Happy carb cycling! 🙂

  36. scheri - August 28, 2015

    I was just thinking about starting to do mirror affirmations. ? great post thank you. Blessings!

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