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Free Yourself from People Pleasing

“Give yourself permission to say, ‘No.’”

As young girls, many of us were taught to always try to please people. We were told it was important to be seen as nice and non-confrontational. As a result, we went out of our way to do things that people wanted. We became people pleasers, afraid to rock the boat.

Is this still your mantra?

Recognize and appreciate that you have a right to do what’s right for you. There is no need to always feel obligated to please others, at your expense.

If a friend asks you do something when you have other priorities, say “No.” If the school asks you to volunteer when you’d rather enjoy lunch with friends, say “No.”

Don’t feel obligated to offer an excuse. Give yourself permission to say, “No!” Because a balanced life includes pleasing yourself, as well as others.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have given myself permission to say, “No.”


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Survive Tough Times

“When waiting is the hardest choice.”

Are you facing a difficult time in your life?

Give yourself the gift of patience. Patience is the main ingredient necessary to get through difficult times.

Yes, it’s hard to be patient! But, without patience, you would have no hope. And, if the universe was organized so that your desires materialized instantly, that wouldn’t serve you either.

Patience helps you grow. It nourishes both compassion and empathy. So, embrace patience. Ultimately this makes you a stronger woman.

Be patient!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am patient during tough times.


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Eliminate Regrets

“Anything that you should have done, but didn’t, ties you to your past.”

Is your mental and emotional clutter getting in the way of a fulfilling life? It’s time to clean out the “need-to’s,” “have-to’s,” and “ought-to’s,” from your past. When you have regrets it’s tough to move forward and grow.

Put the past in the past. Return anything you borrowed.  Make apologies where needed. Get your bills up to date. Send the card or gift you forgot to send. Make the phone call you need to make.

Taking care of these things cleans your mental slate and eliminates any regrets or resentments you may harbor.

Now, take a deep breath; look ahead. Both your conscience, and your future vision, is clear.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I have put the past in the past, and I’m now looking ahead with optimism.


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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.


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Build Trust in Yourself

“Spend some time alone every day.”

Spending time alone develops the internal friendship that each woman needs to be truly happy.

It’s a time when you ask yourself what you would like to change about yourself and your life. It’s a time to explore your dreams and fantasies. It’s also a time to listen to yourself and make plans.

If your schedule is so busy that you feel you never have time to yourself, then use the time when you are in the shower, or, during your commute to work.

Make it a priority to devote time to your internal friendship. As this friendship builds so will the trust you have in yourself.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I make it a priority to devote time to my internal friendship.


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Endure What Seems Impossible

“Persistence overcomes resistance.”

When you’re persistent you find the power to hold on and persevere in spite of anything. You’re able to overcome every obstacle and you do all that’s necessary to succeed.

Persistence does not mean you will not fail, but it does mean that when you feel defeated you rise above your disappointment and keep trying. Instead of giving up when all seems hopeless, you find a way to keep going. You simply refuse to give up.

Great things come your way when you endure what seems impossible. No, it’s not easy, but remember big achievements require time. Be patient and don’t give up.

Sow persistence and reap success!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am patient as I persevere.


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Never Lose Your Motivation

“Motivation to start anything new comes from WHY you want to start.”

You may think you know why you want to start something new, but this time, approach it differently. This new approach could truly make a difference in whether or not you succeed. Start by creating a list of things you want to get out of your new venture. Carry around a note pad and pen for a few days and write down every single benefit you can think of that relates to your new goal.

After starting something new, it may not take long before your determination to succeed goes by the way side. But wait; don’t give up so easily! It’s not time to give up but time to recharge your motivation.

The desire, inspiration and motivation to stick with anything new comes from reminding yourself why you started in the first place. Remember that note pad? Find a quiet place and read back through your notes. Remind yourself of why and let the reasons sink in. In no time your determination will return and you’ll be back on track toward success.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I remind myself of why I started; my motivation is restored.