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.

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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 Responses

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

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. I have been doing carb cycling for a few months now and have lost about 30 lbs using Chris’s book. πŸ™‚ 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!

    1. 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!

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

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