A Tip for When You Feel Invisible

With all I do, it may be hard to believe that sometimes I feel invisible. But I do now and then. Sometimes we just don’t feel seen or heard (no matter how untrue that may be), and that can be disheartening and a real bummer.

Funny, though, how we receive little reminders from the Universe that everything is okay, and that we do matter. Yesterday, that came in the form of a letter from a reader of my book Operation Happiness telling me that listening to the audio version has made a difference for her.

Her note caught me on an “off” day. I was feeling a little discouraged and frustrated after a few setbacks. Her note came at a perfect time and meant a great deal to me. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we’re seen and what we do makes a difference, right? (Of course, my new puppy Mai Tai reminds me of this every meal time lol – lots of pics of her on Instagram, BTW).

I admit, while I believe in the power of affirmations, I don’t use them as often as I should. But, I do keep a few favorites in my happiness toolbox for when they’re needed. And, one that always seems to help when I’m feeling invisible is:

“I am seen. I am heard. I am loved.”

It’s simple, but writing this down on a sticky note and putting somewhere visible, as well as closing my eyes and repeating it to myself several times seems to be an instant mood lifter. Plus, it’s the truth. Even when we don’t feel seen, heard, or loved — we are and sometimes we just need to be reminded (even if we are reminding ourselves).

Try closing your eyes and repeating this affirmation to yourself a few times (bonus – smile while you’re doing it to amp up the effectiveness).

“I am seen. I am heard. I am loved.”

Feels pretty good, right?


Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Love and gratitude,


P.S. – For another effective tool, try Kris Carr‘s “Pep Talk” meditation, available on her Self Care for Busy People meditation album. You can listen to the Pep Talk one free on the page for her album here. (I’m not an affiliate for this one, I just dig the great work Kris does and recommend checking our her offerings). 🙂

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