You Are Enough, and Its About Time You Told Yourself: Affirmations

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A few of you have asked about Affirmations that I tell myself and ones that you can use, and whether they work. The answer is YES. “They” always say that if you tell yourself something often enough, you will start to believe it. And thats is absolutely true from my experience. Affirmations are great ways to recondition your brain, set your mood from when you wake up and wind down when you go to bed, and promote positivity, growth, and all the things. As a black woman, self growth really starts with affirmations from within because, in my experience, you won’t get that type of love from anywhere else. There have been a lot of negative things said about my body shape, my hair, my demeanor, etc. Either I am “not black enough”, or I am “too black”.As my late wishful husband Malcom X said “The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” So here are my affirmations for my version of black, for my version of myself:

I am strong BECAUSE I cry and am vulnerable with myself.

My short hair and strong build are FINE.

I do not have to take on the names people call me. I AM ME.

Seeking help and being vulnerable is normal and okay.

I respect and love my body AS IT IS. Every dip, curve, knock knee, bulge. I don’t need to look like what social media think is all black women.

I am beautiful because I am black. My blackness is magical in and of itself.

I am loved, valued, and appreciated by MYSELF, first and foremost, and others.

I GOT THIS.

Just because I am single does not mean I am unloved.

Doing my best is enough.

Doing nothing and taking time to myself IS OKAY!

Oh man. As I write these, I am tearing up. Often times, affirmations go against how we initially feel, but we need to tell ourselves these things to promote positivity and growth and put all the good vibes in the air.

Right now, I feel low. And I need to tell myself that the life I am living and the lives that I am impacting IS ENOUGH. It’s all okay. I am enough, as I am, in my entirety. YOU are enough, as you are, in your entirety.

This is my story, this is my journey.

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Positivity, Growth, and All the Things.

Jaymee

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As a 28 year old educator, traveler, and athlete, I aspire to candidly shed light on my journey through my blackness and my womanhood, and promote positivity, growth, and all the things!

23 thoughts on “You Are Enough, and Its About Time You Told Yourself: Affirmations

  1. I definitely understand why you teared up writing and reading your affirmations. One that I contend with is my black is ok. I get stuck trying to prove I am black enough.

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    1. When you spent 20+ years hating yourself, reading or hearing positive words about myself is liberating.

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    2. Also, I understand the trying to be black enough. But this version of you, is ENOUGH! It’s more than enough!

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  2. Hi! Don’t be too hard on yourself. Learn to love yourself more and more. Accept everything about you. Your strengths and flaws. And then, change those that you can for the better. As for those that you really can’t, accept them as a part of who you really are and embrace them. Someday, we’ll be able to turn our weaknesses around. Just love yourself more and more each day.

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  3. Preach!!! That’s the way to go, I personally believe that the mind is one of the most powerful tools we posses. If you remind yourself enough times about your worth nothing can stop you.

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    1. Right! We under estimate the power of our minds and words! We’ve convinced ourselves that we are (inside not so good things) instead of all the positives that we are.

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  4. This was wonderful and needed so much especially for black women it’s funny you said your late husband Malcolm X and I feel the same way about him he was wise beyond his years. I will incorporate these daily affirmations into my routine I’m building. On the days I am down I will use to uplift my spirit.

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    1. Thank you! And I am so glad you found something from this. It’s so important for our people to speak and manifest these affirmations for growth!

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  5. Generally speaking, affirmations are used to reprogram the subconscious mind, to encourage us to believe certain things about ourselves or about the world and our place within it. They are also used to help us create the reality we want often in terms of making (or attracting) wealth, love, beauty, and happiness.

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