It's commonplace at this time of year to look back on the past twelve months and assess all the things we have overcome, achieved and learned. Depending on what life threw at us; yearly retrospectives can sometimes be relatively difficult to work through, but they're worth the effort if we're really intentional about wanting to move forward with purpose.
Positive affirmations are an accessible way to create self-empowerment. By repeating these uplifting statements throughout the day, we can refocus and retrain our negative thoughts. They encourage us to discover what nourishes confidence and can release us from a cycle of self-sabotage.
Sometimes we need a little boost to lift our mood so that we can keep growing, move forward or nourish our souls. Writing or journaling can be part of an effective self-care routine because it can give us time for reflection and goal setting.
Giving pause to think about things in our lives can be a great way to remind ourselves how far we’ve come or how impactful certain moments/people are to our journey. Journaling can be a way to share openly with others or privately to ourselves all the things that add to who we are and what we want out of life.