Each day, we provide a series of daily affirmations and reflections designed to help you get that ShineBuzz feeling. We suggest that you read through the affirmations (aloud if possible, in your head if not) and meditate on them for a few moments. You can also choose one or two that speak to you and carry them with you throughout the day. When you’re finished, take a few moments to answer the reflection questions at the bottom in your journal or add them into your meditation, whichever works best for you. Here are today’s affirmations and reflections.

I am fully awake. I live consciously and mindfully.

I examine my motives and take responsibility for my actions. I reflect on my purpose and values. I devote my time and energy to projects that fulfill me instead of drifting through life or reacting to external expectations.

I simplify my life. I weed out distractions and clear away clutter. I limit my consumption.

I develop positive habits. I start with one simple and specific thing I want to change. I stick to my commitment and reward myself when I succeed.

I manage my time. I figure out my priorities and block out time for them. I wake up early or carve out some hours before dinner so I can work on starting a small business or writing my novel.

I eat healthy whole foods. I plan my menu for the day around balanced meals and wholesome snacks.

I speak kindly and clearly. I choose gentle words when I am giving feedback to others and myself. I resolve conflicts promptly and constructively.

I cultivate rewarding relationships. I listen closely to what others have to say. I express my respect and appreciation for them. I share encouragement and support.

Today, I take control of my life. I live in the present and treat myself and others with compassion.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What is one thing I can do in the morning to help me to live more mindfully each day?
2. How does slowing down affect my thinking and behavior?
3. What kind of impact am I having on the world?