We are bombarded by messages all day long - from advertising and marketing, from conversations with our fellow human beings, or just the stream of thoughts running through our own heads. I believe that you can turn a negative thought habit into a positive one using affirmations.
The word affirmation comes from the root Latin word affirmare, which means "to make steady, strengthen, confirm." Using affirmations can help you reinforce positive aspects of your personality and your being and help to transform your life. Saying them aloud, hearing then in your own voice is a fantastic way to start rewiring your brain, generating positive emotions, and increasing the number of feel-good hormones in your system.
Check out the affirmations below, and when you find one that resonates with you, begin a practice of saying it out loud several times a day - start your day on a positive note, and end it that way, too, by saying the affirmation before you go to sleep. After 21 to 28 days of consistent positive reinforcement, you will feel better, have a more positive outlook, and a new, positive habit you can keep for a lifetime!
I intentionally set my eyes and my mindset to see the positive in every situation – a chance to be a problem-solver. Challenges serve only one purpose: to help me grow. Looking at my daily walk, my life, and my challenges through positive eyes empowers me to embrace them and to act with confidence as a problem-solver.
I am taking the hand-brake off because I am confident in my ability to manage my life. I have access to everything I need to excel and thrive. I am free from limitations – fear and doubt are meaningless concepts for me.
My imperfections make me perfect – I am who I am, and that is all that I can be in the present moment. I am perfectly comfortable and happy with who I am as a person in this moment. Though it may seem trivial to say these words, this short message packs a powerful punch.
Many of us perfectly imperfect human beings go through life with interests that we never truly explore, nurture, and enjoy because we are too concerned about what others think. Of course, that’s no way to live, and it certainly would NOT be described as Spiritually Authentic!