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 lead an authentic life. I follow my own truth.

I take an honest look at myself. I accept each facet of my being, including my strengths and weaknesses. I embrace difficult emotions because they teach me important lessons about what makes my life meaningful.

I form my own decisions. I appreciate receiving feedback from others, but I am responsible for the final conclusions. I am the one who has to live with my decisions.

I trust my intuition. I pay attention to my inner voice. I think twice before doing something that may violate my principles.

I appreciate integrity more than conformity. Going against my conscience is too high a price to pay to fit in. I am happy to discuss my values, but I refuse to surrender them.

I validate myself. I am lovable and important the way I am today. I thank others for their kindness and compassion while knowing that I need to be there for myself. I cheer myself up and address my own needs.

I listen to my body. I take care of my health so that I have the strength and energy to pursue my dreams. I eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. I manage stress and sleep well.

I keep trying. I let go of judgments and enjoy the journey. I overcome obstacles and make positive changes because I am worth the effort.

Today, I have the courage and wisdom to follow my heart. I create the life I want.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What happens when I try to imitate others instead of being myself?
2. What is one inconvenient truth I sometimes try to avoid?
3. How do I define being true to myself?