So, when my very smart therapist recommended them as a strategy for dealing with job interview anxiety, I thought, okay, I'll give 'em a try. And a few months later, I finally got around to it.
So, in addition to the usual "I am strong," "I am beautiful" sorts of affirmations, I've got some good "I can" and "I will" statements:
I can let go of fear.
I can ask for what I want.
I can love myself for who I am.
I will ask for what I want.
I will take a new risk each day.
Like the thin skin. Yeah, really thin skin. Easily hurt, quick to cry, slow to recover. But you know, I'm also very sensitive to others' needs, not just my own. And I'm quick to defend them--even folks I may be in competition with.
But that's another story.
So, final affirmation for today:
I can love my Side B's along with the Side A's.
Oh, and last week, I went to two different social events by myself--where I knew no one. I won't say I had the best time ever, but not bad.