Emotional (Feelings and Relationships)
I will trust, when trust is warranted, and I will hold my truth close.
I will make time for feelings, for sad and mad, scared and guilty, happy and joyful, grateful and proud and secure. I will process them and give them the space they need and choose what to do with them.
I will invite and extend, and I will thank those who show up and especially those who reciprocate.
I will be honest with my intentions and be accountable even when others are not.
I will reach out and message back. And I will pull back as needed.
I will remove negative influences from my heart and spirit.
I will prioritize the friendships that prioritize me, beginning with myself, my sons, my boyfriend, my mother, my best friends, my siblings.
I will offer and accept compliments.
I will banter, and flirt, and laugh, and love.
I will clear my heart and give to myself.
I will ask for what I need. I will listen.
Mental (Achievement, Work, and Money)
I will love what I do.
I will give my all to my clients, though I will not work harder on them than they work on themselves.
I will be prompt and honorable with my schedule.
I will be honest with my dealings.
I will charge a fair rate for my services, and offer a quality product in return.
I will research, and read, and learn.
I will pay my bills promptly.
I will plan leisure activities, indulge, and spend on myself.
I will plan for the future and be wise with my money.
I will spoil my children just the right amount.
I will work, but not too little and not too much.
Spiritual (Peace and Purpose)
I will have integrity. I will hold myself accountable.
I will speak out against injustice. I will stand for social justice, equality, feminism. I will embrace the outcasts, whose tribe I have always been a part of.
I will be open to criticism and feedback.
I will not measure my success and happiness against that of others.
I will make my time with those around me, especially my children, quality and focused. I will take similar quality time with myself.
I will put my phone down more, and turn off all screens more often.
I will be outside more, and I will absorb and observe the things around me.
I will tell stories with other storytellers.
I will continue to reach high and find projects that arrest, fascinate, and motivate me.
I will travel and explore.
I will love with as much of my heart as I have to spare at that time.
I will improve my sleep.
I will manage my pain by healthy living, through stretching and chiropractics and massage.
I will listen to my body more mindfully.
I will rest.
I will learn to be hungry.
I will not eat animals. And I will make room for my inner animal.
I will learn to eat the right things, and in the right quantities. I will learn to indulge when it is right, but only when it is right.
I will exercise, often.
I will achieve the goals for physical fitness now that I am 40 as I have frequently fallen short. I will allow my mantra for ‘slow change over time’ to apply to me, but I will not use that mantra as an excuse to fall back on old habits.
I will love the me that I am even as I seek to change and grow.