5 Am Reflections -2


Hello Lovely people,

I hope you’re much better. Today I continue to share with you my morning reflections from one of my growth spaces. These are the notes I took from some of the sessions. I will share about self-esteem and reading.


This refers to confidence in one’s worth or abilities; self-respect as defined by the Oxford dictionary. It has so much to do with how we perceive our worth.

How to better your self esteem;

  • Positive self talk. Be positive in speech. Tell yourself the best news, affirmations, nuggets, encouragement or advices.
  • Prioritize spending time with those you enjoy, love and feel safe with.
  • Break goals into the smallest possible actions. This helps one build grit and motivated.
  • Self care. Yes, you need to take good care of yourself.
  • Explore your feelings instead of numbing them. Live through your emotions.

Things to stop doing if you want to be happy!

  • Dwelling in the past. This kills your energy and prevents you from looking at the beautiful things ahead.
  • Being complacent.
  • Spending too much time on social media. Try to give social media a break.
  • Overlooking small joys. I like to tell people to celebrate each win be it small or big.
  • Not exercising yet that’s the only body you have
  • Running crazy over small issues that can sometimes be solved with a greeting, text or call.
  • Holding grudges. This is totally unhealthy.
  • Giving time excuses. Stop complaining about time.

Happiness is your choice!


This is the process of looking at a series of written symbols and getting meaning from them – englishclub.com

Why should you read?

  • It upgrades your brains
  • Makes you realize essential things about the past
  • Opens  your mind to other people’s minds
  • Improves your memory and concentration levels
  • Reading is one of the best tools to deal with stress

How can you up your reading game?

  • Read on a daily at least 25pages
  • Read at the same time everyday
  • Apply sandwich technics when reading that is; put reading in between your 2 already-established habits
  • Introduce reading into an already-established routine
  • Make reading your default to boredom
  • Choose your most preferred medium for reading and use it. This can be a soft copy, hard copy, kindle, or audiobook, …

All the above are inspirations from The Ubuntu Leadership Safari morning sessions at 5:00 am, A great learning space! Join us on some of your mornings


I am the Lioness Arising
©Gamba With J

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for sharing. I learnt a lot from this blog, one of which is to read at the same time schedule between routine for atleast 25pgs

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justine love says:

      Thanks so much Elion. Glad you learned something

      Go and shine


  2. Anne Rita Kiconco says:

    Thanks for this blog post.
    I need to take that social media break bwenu some times I feel drained, tired and overwhelmed from screen time. Reading is an absolute joy for me. I definitely agree with building a reading culture it’s a necessity. This entire post is an inspiration 🙌 ✨️ Blessings to you Queen Justine.


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