Affirmations are amazing, they serve as little reminders to keep me focused and positive.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that quotes and affirmations alone will necessarily change your life, but they can really help with shifting your mindset. Remember, how we live in the world and how we perceive our circumstances is very much influenced by our mindset. It’s like seeing the glass half full rather than half empty.
We can often have negative thoughts or mental chatter that is filled with self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy that feed our insecurities. Affirmations can help counteract that negative chatter and reprogramme our minds. I find that affirmations serve almost like a reset button for when I need a mental boost and keep me upbeat and optimistic.
The word affirmation means to affirm something, to give it the strength it’s a declaration. When Mohammad Ali said, “I am the greatest” he was affirming that he was going to be the greatest boxer of all time. For him those words were powerful, he said them with conviction and he used those words to get him through the intense training and the grueling fights and he did indeed become the greatest.
Create your own affirmations to make them personal and for them to resonate with you. Be honest and look at the areas of your life that you would like to improve or that you find challenging.
Say your affirmation out loud, repeat it silently or take it into meditation. Put it next to or on a mirror and look into your eyes as you say it. This may be odd at first but there is a strong connection when you are looking into your own eyes. You can read them on a daily basis or have your favorite ones stuck on your wall for visible, regular reminders.
I gain strength from affirmations they give me a feeling of anything is possible rather than limiting beliefs that can keep me fearful, stagnant and run havoc in my mind.
One of my favorite affirmations is ‘I believe in myself’. This affirmation is a constant reminder that I can do anything I want to do, every skill can be learned, but the most important thing is that I just have belief and faith in myself.
I want you to start building a collection of tools in your living happy kit, things you can lean on when you need a boost, such as a gratitude journal, a vision board, quotes and affirmations to name a few.
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Do you use affirmations? Please share some of your favorite ones in the comment box below.
Until next time.