Exercise 1

Motivational messages can help to fill a void in your self-esteem. Difficult days are  inevitable; however, it is possible to find inspiration in those trying times, boost  your self-esteem, and provide yourself the self-love you deserve. These useful  words often arise from your loved ones, role models, or other people who’ve left  an impression on you. 

  Here are examples of inspirational quotes. Select the ones that resonate with you,  and hence could be useful for you.  •  “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” —Eleanor Roo-  sevelt  •  “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela  •  “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” —Franklin  Roosevelt  •  “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” —Maya An-  gelou  •  “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees oppor-  tunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill  •  “I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the  courage to start over again.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald  •  “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are  and change the ending.” —C. S. Lewis


  Motivational messages can come from within you. Many times, these are the most  powerful, as you are the expert in you. Affirmations are practical, positive self-talk  statements that can empower you and boost your self-esteem.  Here are some examples. Select the ones that resonate with you:  I can learn from my mistakes.  Life is beautiful.  Practice over perfection.  Never give up.  I am powerful.  I can make a difference.  I am enough.  I am worthy of love.  I am lovable.  Positive mind, positive heart, positive life.  I believe in myself.  I choose kindness.  I can.  I am courageous.  I love myself.  Anything is possible.  I am fortunate.  I am ready.  Create an affirmation of your own:      Practice saying this to yourself at least one time per day.