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Let’s kick-off Friday with one of our favorite mantras … “I am wonderful in all that I do.” 

It’s an important thing to remind yourself of, and you should try saying it more often because no matter how much we accomplish in any day (or decade!), it’s easy to forget how amazing we are and instead, question our capabilities. 

Some of us even battle with feeling like a fraud, or like luck has just been on our side and we don’t really deserve what we’ve achieved. 

It’s completely normal for imposter syndrome to rear its ugly head from time to time, but it’s also a completely counterproductive state of mind that can keep you from reaching even more of your goals and experiencing true happiness.

So to keep your confidence cup brimming (and feelings of self-doubt at bay), here are four ways to own your awesomeness and embrace your successes: 

  1. Affirm your worth and wonderfulness. Several times a day, tell yourself, “I am wonderful in all that I do.” Or another favorite of ours, “I am worthy and deserving of all good things.”

 

  1. When self-deprecating thoughts creep up, acknowledge them and let them go. If you start to notice thoughts like, “Who am I to do x, y, z?“ or “I don’t deserve to have this,” recognize they aren’t serving you.  

 

  1. Don’t let mistakes define you. We’re all works in progress, so when an “oops” moment  happens for you, keep in mind that everyone makes mistakes — it’s part of the growth process (oh, and being human!) and helps us move onwards and upwards.

 

  1. Fill your confidence cup daily. It’s easy to focus on how much there is left to do and how far we still have to go — so remind yourself of all of your achievements and keep congratulating yourself on everything you’ve accomplished (even the teeny-tiny wins). 

Be proud of yourself for who you are and all you’re doing, and know that even though you may not be perfect, you deserve all the good things life has to offer. 

Wishing you a wonderful, feel-good weekend!

XO,
Emily and the EveryDay Happy Team

 

Today’s Tip

While we might think we’re doing our best to recycle the plastic goods we purchase, the sad truth is about 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year, and sometimes that plastic can take a whopping 400 years to break down! 

To cut back on how much plastic you use (and to help Mother Earth!), make a point to always carry cloth shopping bags with you. Also, try buying food in more recycle-friendly packaging, like cardboard. And whenever you can, avoid single-use plastic products like plates and straws and instead opt for glass or stainless steel. (Psst. We’re fans of reusable Simply Straws, that come in glass or stainless steel, plus are dishwasher safe and BPA-free. Score!) 

 

Quote du jour

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” — Roy T. Bennett

 

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