So many times we’re exposed to other opinions on how we should look, dress, say and even feel. Sometimes this can leave us feeling a little conflicted about who we are or who we think we should be. I feel that it’s important for everyone to realize that it’s okay to have differing views, live different lives and BE different, that’s what makes us all so beautiful. How boring the world would be if we all thought and felt the same way! Think all of the billions of people in the world and think about the fact that no two people have the same fingerprint, if that’s not testimony to our uniqueness then I don’t know what is. It’s like each person is an exclusive limited-edition item (at least I like to think of myself that way).
Other times it’s not other people’s opinions that dig at us, we can be our own worst enemy. We tell ourselves that we’re fat, that we can’t do something, that our hair is ugly or that our skin is horrible. I could go on and on and I’m sure that you could too. We emotionally beat ourselves up for being well…ourselves. We are our own worst critics. And here is where daily affirmations help us with that. Positive affirmations speak to our subconscious mind to help remove negative thoughts and patterns. Affirmations can help you to focus on your goals, keep positive and keep focused. And who couldn’t use a little more of that?
Some people say them in front of a mirror, others repeat them quietly to themselves and some even sing them. Yes sing! Each day (not just on Sundays) take a few minutes to say something nice about yourself. And believe it! I prefer take a few minutes and quietly repeat a few affirmations to myself. I also find it helpful to visualize what I’m saying.
Here are a few affirmations that you can try:
- I am grateful for my healthy body
- I am surrounded by loving people
- I allow wonderful things to flow effortlessly into my life
- I allow myself to let go of negative thoughts and behaviors
- I am beautifully and wonderfully made
- I am the happiest that I’ve ever been
- I am successful and wealthy
Not feeling the love? Perhaps Christina Aquilera can help with a little inspiration.
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Its the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. – Claude M. Bristol
Whatever affirmation you chose, or write, it should be short and to the point. It should of course be positive and resonate with your dreams. And lastly it should be in the first person. If you catch yourself having negative thoughts, turn to one of your affirmations. Also try smiling while you’re saying your affirmations to help boost your mood.
Practice your affirmations each day and start enjoying a more sound and peaceful well-being.