11 Daily Affirmations

  1. I hold the power of how my day will go.
  2. I cannot control what others do to me, but I can change how I react to it.
  3. I am alive, I matter and things will get better.
  4. I am thankful for my past because it shaped me into the person I am today.
  5. I am deserving and worthy of great things.
  6. I will not sacrifice my self-worth to please others.
  7. I will find the positives in every situation today.
  8. I have a purpose for being here and I will see this through.
  9. I am healing. I will have patience with myself and the process.
  10. I will be courageous and live true to my heart.
  11. I will follow through with everything I say I will do.

I Believe in You

Time is inevitable and each day that passes is another day that we can’t get back. Your life holds the key to Heaven and what you do on a daily basis determines if your key will unlock the door. Time stops for no one, so don’t let life’s difficulties stop you. No matter how many mistakes you’ve made, there is hope. Transformation is beautiful, pain is beautiful, you just have to find the beauty in it. You can look back at your mistakes and be ashamed of what you did. Or you can learn from your missteps and grow from them. Let life change you for the better. The power you need to succeed resides in you. Hard times aren’t meant to break you, they’re here to teach you valuable lessons. You can overcome every obstacle you’re faced with. If you ever feel lost, there’s a shining Light that will guide you along your path. Life isn’t meant to be easy. Life is here to change you. The best changes come from the hardest times. If you’re wondering why you’re going through difficulties, take a step back and look at the big picture. Hardships are life’s wake-up calls to us. It’s time to get back in tune with who you are. You are so much more than the mistakes you’ve made. Maybe you didn’t get it right yesterday, but today’s sunrise is a reminder that you can try again. Let today be the day you put all of your negative thoughts to the side. It’s time to focus on the love and Light inside of you. Today is the day to shine bright for the world to see. Now is the time to get out there and turn your dreams into reality. If you’re willing to put in the work, you’re going to make it. You got this, I believe in you.

10 Powerful Growth Tips

  1. Face your problems
    Avoiding your problems will cause bigger problems. You’ll have to face your problems sooner or later, so it’s best to handle them now
  2. Write in a journal
    Writing down your thoughts and feelings will help ease your mind from anxieties.
  3. Make room for you
    Spend time doing things you love- take up hobbies.
  4. Follow your heart
    Be a leader and create your own path in life. This is your life and no one else can live it for you.
  5. Remember who you are
    Most of the hobbies we enjoyed as kids, we still love to do today. If you feel lost, take a step back and find yourself again.
  6. Learn from your mistakes
    We cannot take back the mistakes we’ve made, but we can learn from them. Use your past mistakes as a stepping stone to better yourself and others today.
  7. Focus on YOU
    Giving too much attention to outward sources and neglecting your own needs isn’t healthy. Focus on building a better relationship with yourself, then you can create healthy relationships with others.
  8. Spend time in nature
    Nature is healing and gives you time to tune in with your higher self.
  9. Set goals
    Setting new goals each day will keep you productive. If you fall short, the sunrise is a reminder that we can try again.
  10. Heal from hurt
    Everyone is faced with hardships in life. How we handle these challenges is what counts the most.

Uncover

Uncover all the lies you tell yourself, let’s go
All those thoughts inside your head that feel so low
Remember the nights you told yourself you can’t
This time don’t change the station, just find your flow

I used to stay up late to get high from my mind
I needed a change but I’d ignore the signs
With every mental pain there comes a time
The key is to want it and to claim what’s mine

I remember those nights in bed when I lost my hope
The endless pain felt like such a hoax
I was scared to change so I relied on dope
To help me feel better when I smoke

Will this pill take away how I feel
Bust a line hoping to find what’s real
I know my truth will close the deal
Let’s take Molly for one last meal

Uncover all the lies you tell yourself, let’s go
All those thoughts inside your head that feel so low
Remember the nights you told yourself you can’t
This time don’t change the station, just find your flow

If you try your best then you can’t lose
Face your sorrows, don’t rely on booze
Life will send you six thousand clues
Turn your cant’s inside out and make them do’s

There’s a story to tell from what we feel
This time around let’s keep it real
Pain is a part that in time will heal
Turn your cant’s inside out and say you will

Take a closer look at who you are
You’re powerful and will get so far
There’s beauty in every scar
The Light within will end this war

Hope

Hoping somebody knows where to go
Since I’ve been lost along the road
Thinking of a place where I belong
Where I won’t be judged for living wrong

I’ve been losing count while counting sheep
Hearing voices in my head saying get some sleep
I’ve traveled so far, I forgot who I was
Let me find myself before anybody does

Hope shines out in the darkest despair
Sometimes I wonder, does anyone care
Endless thoughts racing in my head
It’s hard to forget what somebody said

I fell to the ground then bounced back up
Pain is the reason I am so tough
God won’t forsake me and neither will I
I’ll see this through with an open third eye

Drunk Feeling

There’s a person inside that you can’t lose
With every bad day, there’s an attitude
Deep within it’s time to make amends
Calling all shots with no pretends

Free honey, free beer, this time I’ll take them all
Round them up, it’s our last call
I’ve been losing count while counting up the years
Up all night drowning out my fears

Won’t forget the day I got kicked out of work
With a bottle of Jack to avoid the hurt
Sipping on pain, feeling so much shame
When this buzz wears off, it’ll feel the same

There’s a person inside that you can’t lose
With every bad day, there’s an attitude
Deep within it’s time to make amends
Calling all shots with no pretends

You can run and hide or face problem in the eye
Been losing count, still wondering why
With a bottle of wine pouring out my feelings
When I sober up I can work on healing

Line them up, let’s knock them all down
Been drinking so much, I hope I don’t drown
I’ve lost my sorrow at the bottom of this glass
Take it slow, I’ve been living too fast

There’s a person inside that you can’t lose
With every bad day, there’s an attitude
Deep within it’s time to make amends
Calling all shots with no pretends

Sobriety

Sobriety hasn’t been easy, but it’s been worth it and each day gets a little easier. January 11, 2019 is the last day I smoked a cigarette, did drugs and consumed alcohol. When temptations do arise, I look to The Light for strength to continue on my path of sobriety. Addiction is a process that takes time to overcome. Sobriety takes strength and will-power. We have the power inside of us to master the challenges that we are faced with. If you’re struggling with sobriety, whether from nicotine, drugs or alcohol, you’re not alone. From my experience, here is my best advice for getting and staying sober:

Nicotine (In my case, cigarettes):

• Wing yourself off of cigarettes by cutting down how many you smoke a day.
• Once your pack of cigarettes if empty, avoid buying another pack.
• Make one cigarette last all day. At every smoke break, take a couple drags of your cigarette then put it out.
• When you’re craving a cigarette, say to yourself: “Cigarettes are nasty, taste horrible and stink.” Train your mind to believe these words and in time you will.
• Find positive sources to replace cigarettes with
Example: If you’re angry, go for a walk or write in your journal instead of smoking a cigarette.

Drugs:

• Throw away any drugs or drug paraphernalia.
• Delete all contacts that enable you to get drugs.
• Change your phone number, making drug dealers and others who do drugs unable to contact you.
• Avoid people or situations that involve drugs.
• Deal with your problems. Everyone goes through hardships, but how we handle these challenges is what counts the most.

Alcohol:

• Avoid social scenes that involve alcohol.
• Heal from hurt- Don’t avoid your problems.

It’s hard to not be around alcohol. There’s alcohol in most places we go- Grocery stores, restaurants and other public places. Here is one way that has helped me be strong enough to be around alcohol and not drink it: I haven’t thrown away the bottles of wine in my pantry. Keeping alcohol in my home has helped me be stronger than my temptations.

My best advice on sobriety:
• Take it one day at a time! Tell yourself “I’m not going to ______ today.” and stick to it. If you mess up, it’s okay, don’t beat yourself up about it. The sunrise is a reminder that we have a chance to try again. It’s not ever too late to make a change. The only change that is too late is the one that you don’t make.
• Pretend or believe somebody or something is watching you. Make promises to that somebody or something.
Example: I look up to the sky and promise not to smoke cigarettes, do drugs or drink alcohol. In the past, when I broke these promises, I felt ashamed.