How to Break a Very Sad Mood (and Finally Feel Happy Again)

by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt on April 18, 2014

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Life has many seasons.

Good times. Bad times. OK times.

Life never stands still. It rises and ebbs.  Its water takes you on a journey around the globe with beautiful sunshine and ruthless thunderstorms.

Sometimes you’re swimming in love and then, you’re sinking in pain.

It’s not easy to navigate through the oceans of life, but it’s the only way to survive and thrive.

If you’re currently drowning in sorrow, dwelling in pain, I hear you.

You’re tired.

You’re lost.

You’re beat and feel oh so alone.

All you want to do is rest your head on a soft pillow, forget about your misery and wake up with the sun streaming through your bedroom, your heart happy and your mind free. Finally.

Whenever I feel that way, I’m reminded of one of my favorite movies EVER (seriously, I’ve probably seen this movie a thousand times): My Best Friend’s Wedding.

There’s this one scene where Julia Roberts’ character sits on the floor of the hotel hallway. She’s  messed up everything, has probably lost her best friend for good and has kinda ruined his life. She sits there, broken, beating herself up, when one of the employees tells her: This too shall pass.

This phrase has remained with me since I first saw that movie and it’s true.

Even though it doesn’t feel that way right now, this too shall and will pass.

Because that’s life.

Because that’s how it works.

Because the universe has your back. 

And this episode of Love Yourself Friday is the first step to help you break your very sad mood and finally enjoy life again.

Remember: You are loved. You are cherished. And you are not alone. 

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Now it’s your turn: What do you do to make yourself feel better whenever you feel super sad! I’d love to hear your tips and insight.

Much love,

Anne-Sophie

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77 Self-Love Affirmations To Inspire Your Life

by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt on April 14, 2014

e171ef3797d95f94d94e25bda91d6eafPositive affirmations are a powerful way of liberating yourself and sending positive vibes to the universe.

They can be grounding, life-saving, energizing, motivating and inspiring.

And they work miraculously when it comes to taking good care of your body, mind and soul.

Yes, they’re very controversial and many people couldn’t care less about repeating affirmations. I used to be one of those, but when I began recovering from my eating disorder, positive affirmations helped me like nothing else.

By starting your day with the repetition of one or more positive affirmations, you set the right intention for the day, brighten your mood and up your confidence.

This is why I am going to share my 77 favorite positive affirmations with you.

It may feel awkward at first to say these words to yourself and you won’t even believe them to be true. Don’t let that discourage you from actively using affirmations as a way to take care of yourself.

Writing them down, creating a little special card with the words, putting post-it notes on your mirrors, next to your computer, your refrigerator or using it as your computer screen will reinforce the messages and will train your subconscious mind to tune into the truth of self-love more and more often.

1. Today, I choose me.

2. I love my body and all it does for me.

3. My inner world creates my outer world.

4. I alone am whole.

5. I have everything I need within myself. {Tweet this}

6. I have the power to change my world.

7. I have much to celebrate about myself and my life.

8. I choose to stop apologizing for being me.

9. I let go of negative self-talk.

10. I believe in me.

11. My life is a place of happiness and love.

12. I love the woman that I am.

13. I say no with ease.

14. I am more than a body.

15. I am not my mistakes.

16. I am growing and learning each and everyday.

17. I lovingly embrace all my fears.

18. I am deserving of happiness, love, peace, freedom, money and anything else I desire.

19. I accept myself unconditionally.

20. I respect my accomplishments and celebrate my successes.

21. The only approval I’ll ever need is mine. {Tweet this}

22. I radiate love, peace and happiness.

23. What I give is what I receive.

24. I am loved.

25. I am a work of art, cherished and admired.

26. I am beautiful.

27. I am free to make my own choices and decisions.

28. I accept compliments easily.

29. I accept others as they are and they in turn accept me as I am.

30. I choose not to take it personally.

31. I deserve all that is good.

32. I rock people’s socks. {Tweet this}

33. I’m a diamond already. It’s time to shine.

34. I radiate confidence, self-respect and inner harmony.

35. I release any need for misery and suffering.

36. I am fierce.

37. My body, mind and soul are the picture of perfect health.

38. I am balanced.

39. I honor my inner voice.

40. I am abundant.

41. I am safe. I am supported. I am protected.

42. I am never alone. The universe supports me and is with me at every step.

43. I choose to be grateful for all that I have.

44. I am powerful beyond my wildest dreams.

45. My voice is valuable and my opinion matters.

46. The universe is conspiring to help me succeed.

47. I am delightful.

48. I am not afraid to feel my feelings.

49. My mind is filled only with loving, healthy, positive and prosperous thoughts.

50. I consciously release the past and live only in the present.

51. I attract wonderful people into my life.

52. I am a magnet of love.

53. I am exactly where I need to be.

54. I release the need to judge myself and my body. {Tweet this}

55. Self-love comes to me with ease.

56. My relationship with my body is one of perfect harmony.

57. I trust my body’s natural wisdom.

58. I feel at peace with my appearance.

59. I feel completely comfortable with myself and accept myself with love, respect and appreciation.

60. I choose to see this differently.

61. Even though I don’t feel worthy right now, I know deep down that I am worthy of love, forgiveness and healing.

62. I am open to receive.

63. I see my struggles as opportunities to grow and learn.

64. Nothing stands in the way of my self-love. I can choose self-love now.

65. I see my body as my best friend. {Tweet this}

66. I nourish my soul and answer to my true hungers.

67. The more I practice loving myself, the more loveable I become.

68. I have my back.

69. I am not my body, I am free. {Tweet this}

70. My body is the vehicle to my dreams.

71. I embrace my flaws knowing that nobody is perfect.

72. I am infinite, eternal and love.

73. I am true.

74. I am certain.

75. My body’s purpose is to be love and share love. {Tweet this}

76. I let love in.

77. I am wanted.

On to you! What’s your favorite self-love affirmation? Inspire us in the comments below. 

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