Mindful Monday: Confidence

Let’s talk about Mondays. As a general rule, they get a pretty bad rap. Like, if I had to be a day of the week and I got to pick which one I wanted to be, I wouldn’t even consider Monday. It wouldn’t even be in the running. All those jokes about ‘a case of the Mondays’ and people making memes about how much I suck – I don’t need that noise. Give me Friday so I can get the cool Instagram stickers with the french fries {FRY-DAY! FRIYAY! TGIF!} and people can write songs about waiting for me all week so they can drink a cold beer or whatever, ya know what I’m saying?
If you’re listening, Monday, we see you, and we’re here to help. We want to change your story. We want to give Monday a purpose – to set the tone for our week and get our minds in a space that will allow us to be our best selves for all the days ahead.
So here’s our plan: at the beginning of each month, we will choose a particular topic that resonates with us and hopefully with you. We will find something that inspires us, lifts us up, or challenges us, and share it to begin each week, along with an affirmation that aligns with our topic.
For our first Mindful Monday, we chose a topic that Amy and I have needed in abundance as we begin this journey: confidence. Below is a quote I found by Golda Meir that struck a chord in me and that I’ve referred back to in moments of self doubt.



Trusting ourselves is hard. But we are capable of doing hard things. It starts with throwing out the old, tired narrative that we ‘don’t quite have what it takes’ and writing a new one.
Affirmations can be a powerful tool in changing the way we view ourselves. If you’re ready to step up your self-assurance game, try this out with me for the week – write down or memorize the following affirmations and repeat them to yourself for one to three minutes each day. If you can, place your hand over your heart as you say them. {This doesn’t have to be in a certain place or at a particular time – it can be in your bathroom as you get ready for the day, driving to work, whatever.} Just find the time to put these words to work for you each day this week and see how you feel.
I let go of negative feelings about myself, and accept all that is good.
I have unique gifts to offer the world.
I am a strong, confident person; I radiate light and love.
I hope your Monday (and the rest of your week) is as awesome as you!

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