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!
Life is overflowing with beauty. I see it in the smiling face of a small child, the smell of the rain, the movement of the wind over my skin, and the color of the setting sun. The beauty I need is all around me.
I respond to others based on my spirit instead of my circumstances.
As I face each new day, I expect to be greeted by a wide range of situations. Although some situations are difficult to handle, I maintain my sense of calmness.
Read the affirmation below aloud. Loud enough for your mind to hear your voice saying the words and notice how you feel. Feeling better? Repeat this affirmation at least twice a day – morning, and night – for 21 to 28 days. Affirmations are powerful, positive sentences that can change your mindset. Don’t focus on
Everywhere I turn there is an opportunity to learn something new about life. Life lessons are nuggets of gold in a life that brings about challenges on a daily basis.