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You Deserve a Break

“Change your mental environment by curling up with a good book.”

Reading a good book is like taking a mini-vacation. Your attention is absorbed and for a while you forget about everyday challenges.

A good book naturally gives you a moment to relax and forget. It takes you away to another land where your imagination has no limits.

Think of a book that you have been meaning to read and pick it up today. It may be a beloved classic, an old favorite, a biography or something from the bestseller list. Next, pour yourself a cup of your favorite tea, find a comfortable couch, curl up and let it take you away.

Bon Voyage!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: When I need a break, I curl up with a good book.


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If you make time daily to list all the things you are grateful for, and you milk the feelings of gratitude, you will feel amazing every day. Your frequency will be high and you will move through your days so happy to be alive, bringing joy wherever you go, positively affecting one person after another. When you live a life like this, everything you want will come before you even ask.

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Stop Doubting Yourself & Start Living

“Refuse to accept limitations.”

Self-limiting beliefs are based on fears and doubts that hold you back from doing things you want or need to do. These negative thoughts dwell on your lack of ability, limited smarts, inferior looks, or, substandard skills and creativity. In other words, they see your potential as a glass half empty.

When you doubt yourself, you give power to these beliefs. The more you repeat those beliefs in your head the more powerful they become.

One of the most important decisions you can make is to challenge those self-limiting beliefs, to refuse to accept them as the truth. Self-limiting beliefs exist only in your mind. The reality is that you have talent, intelligence and the creativity to do great things.

Believe that as truth, and your life will change forever!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I refuse to accept limitations.


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The First Step to Great Self-Esteem

“Value yourself.”

You have the right to be treated well, to value your own intelligence, to create a satisfying life for yourself and to value your own creativity.

You are worthy of happiness, health, success and love. You deserve to have good friends, fulfilling personal relationships, and strong family bonds.

No matter how many difficulties you face in a day, remember to value yourself. You deserve to have a great relationship with you. Because, you are worth it!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I value myself.


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Greatest Friendship of All

“Your intuition is your friend for life.”

Intuition is the bridge between the known and the unknown. Yet because we cannot see it or measure it on any instrument, we often disregard that inner voice. “Don’t drive down that road,” “Call Jen now,” “Take that finance course,” it whispers, but often we disregard it as an aberration of the mind.

But that soft, pervasive voice is your inner self speaking. Learning to listen for it and act on it is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. That voice is the speed dial to your own truths. You instinctively know this, but your civilized, educated brain will often redirect the call and put it hold, sometimes to your detriment.

Make a decision today to listen for that inner knowledge and make a pact with yourself to act on it. Trusting your intuition is the hardest step, but once you make friends with your own inner knowing, your own truth, there is no greater friendship.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I trust my intuition.


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When to Watch What You Say

“There’s a time and a place to express your true feelings.”

A smile that is insincere is a turn off. Saying, “Have a nice day,” without meaning, does not go unnoticed. Apologies with little depth won’t be accepted by those you have hurt or deceived.

We all have feelings, as well as the need to express them.

An awareness of how your feelings affect what you say is important. It’s okay to be frustrated or mad. And, it’s perfectly normal and acceptable to express emotions. Just remember to be aware of how your frank expressions or true feelings may make someone else feel.

Such consideration for others encourages consideration for you.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I’m aware of how my feelings affect what I say, and how that makes others feel.


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What Matters Most in Life

“In the long run, it’s your personal relationships that really matter.”

With today’s busy lifestyles, it’s all too easy to put relationships on the backburner and take them for granted. Even though you may have every intention of spending regular time with your partner, hectic schedules get in the way and you end up running in every direction except toward each other.

Yet, you know that your personal relationships are paramount to personal fulfillment. Be sure to set some time aside each week to rediscover the people that mean most to you. Be alone with that person, talk, enjoy your time together and renew your relationship.

After all, in this life, your loved ones are what really matter.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: Each week I set aside time to be with my loved ones.