Bliss Mission #1: You Have the Power to Change Yourself

Written by Angela Atkinson


On Day One of Project Blissful, we remind ourselves that we have the power to change our lives. Here are today’s affirmations, self-reflection questions and mini-project.

Quote of the Day

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” ~Zig Ziglar

Today’s Affirmations

I have the power to change myself.

I am confident in my ability to effect change in my world. When I want or need something, I am capable of producing it in my life. Of course, this ability extends to me, too. I have the power to change myself.

The ways I naturally am and how I choose to operate in the world suit me just fine. However, sometimes I find a better means of accomplishing things in my life. When this happens, I move to make changes.

Whether my progress comes slowly or quickly, I notice change taking place and congratulate myself for my diligent work.

To support myself in altering my habits, I nourish all areas of my life. I get plenty of rest, exercise to keep my mood up, and eat foods that invigorate me. Also, I set aside a little time just for myself each week. All of these practices give me the strength to make the changes that I desire.

Each day, I am thankful for my belief in myself.

This self-confidence supports my ability to make changes. Whether these modifications are small, such as choosing a more efficient route to work, or big, like maintaining a more positive perspective, I know I always have the capability to reshape myself as I like.

Today, I am thankful for my self-confidence and ability to make changes in my life. I seek out opportunities to continue to change myself to more closely resemble my highest vision of me.

Blissful Bits: Try this on your way to bliss!

Each day, we’ll have a few Blissful Brainstorming questions to help you along your path to bliss.

Answer in the comments section, below, or in your personal Project Blissful Book or any notebook. Alternatively, post your answer in your own blog and link back to this post. Then, post your link in the comments section, below!

Blissful Brainstorming Questions

1. What are some positive changes I have made in myself in the past year?
2. What are some things I have become good at by practicing?
3. How can I cultivate my self-confidence and ability to effect change in my life?

Mini-Project: Start a journal for your personal Project Blissful.

1. Get a “Bliss Book.” One major component of Project Blissful will be your Bliss Book. Whether you choose to purchase a Project Blissful Bliss Book or you use a regular notebook, commit to yourself and this journey you’re beginning by consecrating a particular notebook or journal “My Bliss Book.” Not a journal kind of person? No problem.

2. Create a “Bliss Blog.” You may also choose to chronicle your journey in the form of a blog. If so, I recommend that you either start a fresh blog or add a special “Project Blissful” category to your existing blog. Feel free to link back to our Bliss Mission each day, and don’t forget to post your link in the comments so we can help cheer you on!

How to Use Your Bliss Book or Blog

In it, you can write down affirmations and quotes that speak to you, answer your daily reflection questions and journal about your day-to-day progress on your own personal Project.

Today, that’s your only assignment–get a binder, journal, notebook or sketch pad and designate it your own personal Bliss Book. Then, answer the first set of Blissful Brainstorming questions (above) in the notebook.



  • Angela Atkinson

    Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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