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It's time to be honest: we are in unprecedented and very challenging times. We're all busy and lose touch of our routines with friends, family and even ourselves. We sometimes cheat on our diets or forget to do one thing in our skincare routines. Even being positive consistently can be a real challenge. It can sometimes feel easier to speak well on others and negatively on ourselves. (First of all, let me tell you to stop that. Talk about yourself the same way you'd talk about your best friend, favorite cousin or that coworker you love getting lunch with.)

The truth is, we have the power to speak so much over our lives, through prayer, affirmations, meditation, visualization and reflection. But the words we use are just as important as what we use them for. Think about it: if you do something for a good cause, but the approach is a little off-putting, how good did you really do?