Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yes I Can...

Mama's Losin' It


WRITER'S WORKSHOP PROMPT:

“I need all the help I can get and if repeating something healthy and inspiring to myself several times a day helps, then I’m going to do it!” -What affirmation makes you feel better? WELL THINK OF ONE.


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I love daily affirmations. Love them. The power of positive thinking is where it's at baby. I even have this lovely affirmation board (made from magazine clippings) hanging up in my room. Love it.

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It has all kinds of handy tidbits posted on it to get my mind going in the right direction. I've thought about doing a separate blog post for each item I have on my board, explaining why I picked it and how it helps me, and I think I will do that someday, but for today's post I'll focus on one of my favorites. It says "You'll need 15 minutes".

I love this little affirmation because I tend to allow myself to feel a bit overwhelmed from time to time. My daily "to-do" list can knock the life right out of me if I let it. But for some reason this simple phrase helps me to put things into perspective, take a deep breath, and get a goin' on my tasks at hand. Because most jobs really do only take an average of 15 minutes after all, and I can handle 15 minutes by golly.

And my handy dandy timer, that hooks to my belt loop, turns the whole process into a fun little game that I love because I'm a dork like that. So fun.

Yes, I loves me an affirmation.

How 'bout you?

Got any good ones?



8 comments:

Jenni said...

I like that you call it an inspiration board. I have a chalk board in my room that has all the things I need to do on it--goals and things that need finished or improved or worked on. . . I call it THE WALL OF SHAME. It doesn't really have the same ring does it?

susan @ SONshine said...

I like it. I think I'm might borrow it from you.
My inspiration board reads..."no kind deed ever goes wasted" Inside my heads says...don't forget to breath!

Shellie said...

I really need one of those dorky timers bad! And a nice positive poster too!

nowimagrownup said...

I love your board!! Very cool idea. I used to have something similar when I was in college... a little pegboard filled up with pictures, quotes and little notes from friends. Anything that made me smile.

Miss Risa's House said...

Your so awesome! I love ya and so look up to you! Thanks for a great tip !

Stef said...

I like that motto. It is true. I can do ANYTHING for 15 minutes and it isn't overwhelming, though I think I need the "You will need 15 minutes" reminder everytime I load up my 5 kids. It takes me that long to get shoes, coats, seat belts, car seats, fighting over the seats, etc just to get out of my driveway. Thanks for the motto. I will use it!

paige said...

I love that and I've never heard it as an affirmation. I get buried in my to do list, too. I'm such a list maker and I get frustrated when I don't finish everything.
I might have to borrow this from you. :)

blogrock said...

i need me a timer...