This morning, I woke up feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and tired. Now, I know this might be the case for many people on a Monday morning, but I usually feel excited and ready for the week ahead.

Anyway, I started doing different things to lift my mood: I journaled a little so I could get to the real root of why I was feeling the way I was. I had a little cry (to release), meditated, read some affirmations, then I began making a list of all the things I was thankful for in the moment…it all helped, and I started to feel more like myself again.

Then, I started thinking about all the things I had learned at the conference I attended last weekend, and I suddenly remembered one of the featured speakers saying, “You already are…”, which made me think, I already am.┬áThat got me to thinking even more…What am I? I started to affirm myself and think of all the words I use to describe me and who I want to be. I ended up creating a photo to remind myself of who I am whenever I need the reminder.

Here’s the final product:

So, if you’re having a down moment or just want to affirm and uplift yourself, I definitely suggest doing your own “I am” statements, and read it out loud! I guarantee your spirits will be lifted, and you’ll be ready to face life head on.

“You already are…you have to recognize and honor yourself.” – Dr. Sherri Parks


Dreamer. Lover of life. Goal-getter. These are just a few words to describe Jamie Fleming-Dixon, multi-passionate entrepreneur. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of For Colored Gurls, a personal development blog that inspires and empowers women to live their most Fabulous lives. Additionally, she is owner of Mocha Writer, providing proofreading + editing services for solopreneurs and self-published authors. Jamie is also founder of Flyy, Female & Fabulous, a brand helping women in business stay in business and the author of the motivational book "How to Change Your Mindset + Live Your Most Fabulous Life."

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