Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m having a bad day today because I hate confrontations, and yet something happened yesterday that made me want to avoid certain people. However, fate has it that I most likely will have to see those people today. I have the choice of declining and looking bad or going there and facing the music. I decided to go, but to tell someone what happened and how upset I am by it. I didn’t go yet but I’m dreading it because I hate confrontations. They always seem to backfire. I lose my cool, say something I regret later, then beat myself up all over again.
I tend to swing back and forth between hating myself and righteous indignation. I know I complain a lot, especially about marriage and parenting, but only because the most people I interact with are my husband and son. Believe me, before I got married, I complained a lot about my parents and siblings, and I’m sure if I had a job I’d complain about that too.
I decided to stop complaining about my husband and son, not to their faces or behind their backs, but that’s difficult to implement. It will be a lifelong practice. Today is my chance to prove it, to start defending my husband, no matter how scary it is.
Part of me wishes that something would happen so I don’t have to go, but I need to believe in myself and get out of my comfort zone. Here are some affirmations I picked up to help motivate myself for the task ahead. Maybe they’ll help you too if you have something difficult you need to do but are too afraid to do.
Affirmations to help you believe in yourself:
You’re capable of amazing things.
It’s okay to take as many moments as you need for yourself.
It’s a good day to have a good day!
If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.
It’s time to start being the person you want to be, not the person you think everyone else wants you to be.
The sky isn’t the limit, your mindset is.
Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.
Today I want you to think about all that you are instead of all that you are not.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.
You are loved no matter how you feel.
Wish me luck!
Update: The visit went well. I’m glad I went.