Affirm Your Life!

Self improvement enables you to become a better person and helps you make something more of yourself and your life. That’s why I love these affirmations, because I do challenge myself daily to improve some part of my life. I also like writing my affirmations in my journal, then I go back at the end of the day to see if I can at least check off one. Hell, life is too damn short to be sitting around and not getting anything done. So why waste time, let’s get up and don’t look back! Let’s find new ways to grow, improve and speak these affirmations over our lives.

When you begin to do this, you start to feel much more content and happy about just the little things in your life. But what does it take to do this? Well, now that I’m such a passionate advocate for personal growth, I’ve complied a couple of steps to guide you’re in the right direction… here we go!!



Does your life have a little direction? Do you drift through life, just hoping you can find success, happiness, and fulfillment? Hell, I have totally been there! Finding your life purpose may take a little time, but when you do you will then become unstoppable in achieving every single goal you set for yourself.ย 


Whatย are the things that are most important in your life? Remember, these things are unique to you. They’re no one else’s….just yours! Some common values include family, independence, security, health and achievement. Living your life that’s aligned with your true values gives you a clear road map to follow, so making your life choices a lot easier and straightforward. I had to learn this the hard way, living for everyone else is not-self improvement.


Your needs are those basic requirements you must accomplish if you are to have any chance of living a happier, content life. Your own personal needs could consist of being acknowledged, accepted, loved, or in control. Failing to meet your needs will result in an unsatisfying, unfulfilled existence. Another thing I had to learn, hell I spent so many days caring for others, I forgot about me. Which lead to depression, anger, self-doubt. So take as much time as you need to work on yourself, family and work will be much better off if you’re in a better state of mind.

Self-improvement is a lifelong journey that is well worth embarking on. There really is no end destination. You’re continually evolving as a person, I know I am. There are always things you can improve about yourself. We can always get better.

Ms. Fran

Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

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