Are you in the driver’s seat?

“You’re entitled to a life.”

When was the last time you slowed down enough to consider your own needs? With so many things to do and so many places to be, you probably haven’t thought about yourself, lately.

Taking care of your self does great things for you.  It makes you less irritable, less anxious and more satisfied. With consistent self-care you feel energized, centered, strong and willing. You feel like you are in the driver’s seat of your life, which is precisely where you belong.

When you find yourself jumping to the demands of others, slow down and remember that you are entitled to a life, too, and it’s perfectly okay to say, “No.”

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: It’s easy for me to say “No.” I am taking time for myself.

Stop Emotional Fighting

“If your life is a campaign against things, the things you fight will expand.”

Is there is something in your life that you don’t want?

If so, then stop worrying about it and stop talking about it. You may not realize it, but the energy you put into fighting the issue, keeps it alive.  Whenever you agonize over something, you breathe life into it.

Happily, the reverse is also true. Withdraw your energy and focus and the issue shrinks, until it goes away. It’s time to give yourself the relief you deserve.

Decide to truly let go of what you are fighting, emotionally, and watch as it evaporates and no longer robs your spirit.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I pour my energy into things I want.

End Daily Struggles

“Relax and enjoy life’s journey.”

Every day you’re bombarded with an ever-increasing number of opportunities, yet you don’t seem to have enough time to get things done. If that isn’t enough, you believe you’re not working quickly enough to keep up with the nonstop flow of information streaming out of your computer. Worse yet, you feel as if you’ll be left in the dust if you don’t keep up.

The truth is, there will never be enough time to get everything done, so, don’t kill yourself trying.

You can face overwhelming challenges, yet still make each day purposeful, by keeping in mind a clear intention of what you want to do. Resolve to stay focused on accomplishing important tasks. Be willing to say “No” when you are asked to add responsibilities that are not in harmony with your aspirations.

Life is not meant to be a struggle but a balanced and joyful journey.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am focusing on what is important and enjoying my life.

Do you respect yourself?

“Do you love, respect and trust yourself?”

Can you answer this question with an undeniable, resounding YES? Self-esteem is all about love, respect and trust. It’s based on the confidence and satisfaction you have in yourself. Self-respect is the voice inside that tells you how special you are, that you can become whatever you want, and says it with conviction.

Learning to love the real you unconditionally, just as a mother loves her children, can take time. But you can do it! You’ll know when you have done it, because your self-esteem will soar and you will be more creative, friendly, loving, and outgoing, as a result.

Start loving, respecting and trusting yourself right now, and never stop. You’re worth it!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I love, trust and respect myself.

A Quick Mood Fix

“Inspire yourself! Dress up your space.”

Most likely you have a place where you spend most of your day, either your desk at work or a nook at home. If it’s dull, cluttered or messy, your mood tends to be the same.

Look around. It may just be time to make some changes. Any positive adjustment to your environment will affect the way you feel.

What can you do to spice up your space and make it more pleasing? For starters you could dress up your office or home with a colorful plant, some fragrant flowers or even a photograph of yourself in a special place.

Whatever you do, make sure it brings a smile, both on the outside and the inside.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women