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 capable of handling tough challenges and difficult situations.

I persevere until I reach my goals. I focus on learning and growing. I add to my knowledge and pick up new skills. Building my resources gives me the capacity to accomplish more.

I gather facts and listen closely. I ensure I understand the situation correctly. I change the things I can and accept the rest.

I remain calm. Managing my emotions helps me to make sounder decisions. I slow down and practice deep breathing. I visit the gym or take a walk around the block. I give myself time to consider the consequences of my actions.

I think positive. I concentrate on what I have to gain. I begin and end the day with encouraging affirmations.

I keep my options open. If I run into an obstacle while following my original plan, I try a different approach.

I ask for help. I cooperate and collaborate with others. I seek solutions that are mutually beneficial.

I maintain my sense of humor. I can laugh at myself and enjoy the funny side of life. A good-natured joke helps me to release stress and work more effectively.

I turn to my faith. My connection to the divine provides me with guidance and strength. I see the positive side of struggling. I use it to increase my wisdom and compassion.

Today, I look at challenges as opportunities. I know that I can deal with any circumstances that come my way.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What is one example of a difficult situation I experienced? How did I overcome it?
2. How do challenges help me to realize my potential?
3. What is the difference between responding and reacting?