Survive Rough Times

“When the going gets rough, you need self-worth.”

When you’re looking good on the outside, with a new outfit or haircut, your day goes more smoothly and you handle setbacks more easily. This feels good and helps us handle the daily grind. But, tackling challenges is much easier and more dramatic when you feel good about yourself on the inside!

A strong self-worth builds personal resilience, which helps you face challenges and bounce back from adversity. You grow stronger from the inside out, and feel the confidence to persevere and move forward with enthusiasm.

So when things go wrong, don’t reach for your credit card. Instead, reach inside for that priceless deposit of self-worth!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I rely on my strong self-worth when facing challenges.

Total Peace is Here

“We all need a special place where we can go.”

A special place is where you feel total peace and complete safety. Your special place could be a meadow, a beach, your garden or the bedroom you grew up in. If you can, go to your special place or picture it in your mind, for a moment.

Look around and notice the familiar shapes and colors. Listen to the sounds and smell the fragrances. Notice the temperature and how your body feels. Involve the senses of sight, sound, taste and touch.

If your special place is the beach, listen to waves crashing against the shoreline; hear the hiss of the foam as each wave recedes. See and hear seagulls flying, while you notice the salty sea breeze, the warmth of the sun on your skin and the sand between your toes.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: Visiting my hideaway leaves me feeling revived, renewed and invigorated.

Break Free of Resentment

“Life flourishes when you let go of resentment.”

Resentment is like a parasite. It feeds on you and leaves you weakened by its presence. Its only purpose is to take from you – and take it will.

Break free and shake resentment off! There’s simply no room in your life for this negative energy. You have so much to do and so many places to go. If you let resentment get in the way you’ll never reach your potential.

Start by focusing on what you do have, not on what is lacking. Stop fretting about what should have been, and concentrate on what could be. Forgive, forget, and move on.

Let go of resentment today and you’ll be amazed by all the space it leaves in your life for better things.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am free of all resentment.

The Price of Being Self-Conscious

“Challenge yourself and take a risk.”

One of the biggest roadblocks women face when learning new things is the fear of doing it wrong. We worry what others will think, and fear being judged by our peers.

Unfortunately, this often encourages us to play it safe or not even try. So, many opportunities come and go, because we’re afraid to look foolish.

If you want to grow as a woman, it’s time to stop worrying. Growth requires you to let down your guard and stop being self-conscious.

The reality is that others don’t pay as much attention as you may think. Even if they do, are they going to remember three weeks from now? Probably not.

Resolve to take a risk, to put negative comments out of your head, and, most importantly, to forget about doing it wrong. If you let yourself, you will succeed – and inspire others to follow in your footsteps.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am challenging myself without shame.

What Makes You Beautiful

“The true beauty of a woman is reflected in her soul.”

You don’t need a perfect figure, a huge and expensive wardrobe or a brilliant hairdresser, to make you a beautiful woman. Beauty is waiting there inside your soul, ready to be brought out.

Your joy in life and passionate pursuits make you sparkle and radiate excitement and energy. Your sexy confidence and enthusiasm light up your face and bring a swing to your walk. Your serenity, generosity and sensitivity are mirrored in your eyes and in your beautiful smile.

You are a beautiful woman – know it, believe it and live it!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am a beautiful woman.

Get More Done

“Organize your time.”

Getting the most from every minute starts with better organization. This means you need to be in tune with your immediate priorities and willing to stick with them.

As you go through your day it’s easy to get caught up in busy work and less important errands. Instead, draw the line. You need to stay focused on your priority tasks. If making a list helps, do it. If it means telling someone you don’t have time, then don’t be afraid to say it.

At the end of the day, you will have accomplished what is important to you. You won’t feel rushed, worn-out or stressed. Instead you’ll feel energized, productive and accomplished. Then, you can give yourself a mental pat on the back for a job well done!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am focused on my priority tasks.